(Closed) Girls Weekend this weekend, how do i avoid…..

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
7429 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

i agree, just tell them you are TTC so you aren’t drinking

Post # 18
1454 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Do you have a medication you’ve recently finished?

I’m not TTC but I was on medication for the last week (infected bee sting. Seriously. Pathetic.)

I REALLY wanted an excuse to leave early so I made sure to take my meds in front of them and then when I wanted to leave I said that the meds plus the alcohol were giving me an upset stomach (diarrhea was a side effect so I know even the DR there wasn’t doubting it, since I told her what I was taking!)

If you could just put some asprin or something in there (something you can take while preg) and just be sure to take one in front of them from a medicine container, that would help your case. Maybe do the meds thing the first night, claim the one drink (that they don’t know was virgin) upset your stomach, and then if there are other nights you can just say you didn’t like how it made you feel the other night so you’re not drinking alochol.

I’m such a sad liar. This makes me look like a psychopath!!! But yea I’m really nosey and hate when ppl are in my business so I spend time on it.

Post # 19
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I am preggers and was at my sister’s bparty. I hadn’t told the family so I got all of my drinks at the bar, told the bar tender what was up, they gave me virgin drinks AND I was able to pay at the bar so nobody was the wiser.

Good luck!

Post # 20
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Gees, is it bad that my first thought was, “blame it on your husband!” like “Oh, he asked me not to drink this weekend…” (although I guess in reality that wouldn’t fly with my friends, or probably yours!)

Post # 21
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Metronidazole (Flagyl) is an antibiotic that should NEVER be mixed with alcohol due to severe side effects. I had to take this for dental problems before and had to stay off drinking for two weeks each time. So even though the medication lie may be suspicious to people, it does happen and it’s not that far out there.

Post # 22
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Personally I would go the ‘virgin’ drinks route – get them yourself and pay at the bar and if your friends offer to get you something tell them you’re taking a break and ask for a coke or sprite or something.  I’m not pregnant but I rarely drink alcohol all night these days – maybe one non-alcoholic drink for every two alcoholic drinks on a night out.  Your friends might not get suspicious if you’re drinking soda or water for part of the night as long as they think you’re drinking cocktails the rest of the time!

Have fun either way!

Post # 23
2889 posts
Sugar bee

Volunteer to DD, drink diet coke and tell them you’re watching your calories. I know this sounds lame but it is legit and everyoone loves a willing DD!

Post # 24
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Say you hurt your back and you’re on muscle relaxers.  You really can’t drink with those.

Post # 25
2536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

When I was pregnant, I tried to fake it by pretending to drink and even having my sister cover for me. It didn’t work and people started asking me if I was pregnant. I should’ve gone the medication route. As long as you have something to back up your story like a name of the perscription, I think you’re better off.

Post # 26
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’d probably say “i might be, but we’re not sure, i’m playing it safe” and leave it at that. My friends know me too well. I figured something was up when my one friend wasn’t drinking and ordered vegetable sushi but we knew she was TTC. It wasn’t weird to know that about them. Like flamingred said, you move on in like, 2 minutes =].

Post # 28
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

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@honeycakes: Everyone should decide for themselves if they want to share that they are TTC or pregnant.  I managed to spend New Year’s Eve with my very best friends when newly pregnant and I faked them all out (fake drinking, it was easy.  hrader to do at a restaurant but very easy in a casual environment).

Post # 29
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think I would have to cancel.

Post # 30
13 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

This is interesting because I haven’t really thought about what I will do when we are TTC. My friends would def notice if I was not drinking I think. Although they will all know when we are TTC because I tell them all the time (serious baby fever over here) and I have it written on a post-it and in my google calendar (yes, i’m insane).

There are ppl that I go to happy hour with now that wouldn’t know all of that though, more casual friends. I like the “watching my calorie intake” idea, haven’t heard that one before. I understand not wanting to tell everyone yet because seriously, maybe the convo would change in 2 minutes then, but they will most likely ask about how it’s going all the time. And, that is annoying and frustrating if it isn’t going well IMO.

Post # 31
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I went the fake drinking/sipping route.  Anything else would have been suspicious to my friends and we really weren’t ready to tell anyone.  In retrospect, no one was keeping track of the days and they never thought I was drinking while pregnant.

Do what you feel is right.  Everyone has a different comfort spot.  For me, it involved having no one suspect anything.

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