(Closed) How do you keep it secret?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

First, congratulations!!

You could say you started a diet or that you have to take some meds that prevent you from drinking.

Or, have wine in you glass, take a few “fake sips”, then when no one notices, switch with your husband when he has less, and have him drink your glass. Very slowly, so that you don’t get any refills.

Post # 4
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

“I’m on antibiotics.” Done! πŸ™‚

Post # 5
44 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

Antibiotics yes, as well as ordering virgin drinks in the places where you can. I also make my Fiance not drink as much (just out of fairness) so it looks like we are both cutting back and not just one of us. Some ppl do feel comfortable indulging in a glass of wine from time to time so maybe you can order a glass and sip lightly or dont sip at all lol. Plus as you get more into your first trimester some food and drinks(even nonalcoholic) will not be appetizing so you can always go with the not in the mood excuse.

Ive been successful not telling people, Im not going to say that people don’t also suspect that I am pregnant. But most people are poliet and they dont ask for fear of offending! 

Post # 6
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

First, YEA!  Congrats!  Second, I’d try not to worry about your past drinking since you can’t do anything about it now (may be easier said than done).  And, third, I found it super hard to not tell immediately after we found out.  It has seemed to get easier since (you know, over this whopping 1 month of knowing).  I think the hardest this is exactly what you’re worried about.  Suddenly NOT drinking.  I’d go with lying.  πŸ™‚  Maybe you’re on a medication that doesn’t allow alcohol.  Or ordering a faux mixed drink at the bar when no one from your party is around.  It will be interesting to read if others have better ideas. 

Post # 7
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Congratulations!! Yay for another February baby (assuming that’s when you’re due)!

People sure don’t make it easy to hide, scrutinizing your every (in)action for possible pregnancy, huh? I often turn drinks down anyway, so I don’t think anyone will notice, but there are always people speculating. The diet excuse is pretty handy, and will work longer than antibiotics or just “not feeling up to it” since you’ll need an alibi for probably at least a month or two.

Post # 8
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009


I like you am a drinker of wine and everyone would notice if I didn’t.  I let them pour me that glass and then had a “sip or two” (basically just put it to my lips) and let my partner drink it.

Nobody noticed in the slightest!

BTW- don’t sweat the wine you drank last weekend.  So often people have drinks before they know… so don’t worry about it.  You can’t change it anyway.

Let us know when you have a date so we can put you on the Baby List thread πŸ™‚

Post # 9
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

depending on the person, I was actually more direct…most people didn’t even ask, but if they did I told them we were “trying to start our family” and I had given up alcohol…and if I didn’t want to tell (coworker), I just said I was on a health kick (but had to follow it up w/ my food choices, too, hahaha

Post # 10
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Congratulations! Don’t worry about the wine you already drank. My pregnancy book says the first two weeks are nature’s “forgiveness” period, and that normal things won’t hurt the baby.

The not telling only gets harder – I am at month 3 and we’re not going to tell until next week. I’ve known for so long that I’m rolling my eyes like, “Do people still seriously not know this???” but we want to wait until after our sequential screen comes back clean. It’s driving me crazy not to tell!

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