(Closed) How would you feel in this situation?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Why is she entitled to tell you whether it was a happy accident or whether she changed her mind? And why do you care?

Post # 3
1364 posts
Bumble bee

You feel LIED to and BETRAYED? Sorry, but that’s ridiculous. You have zero idea if they were trying or not. She’s allowed to be happy she is pregnant even if it was unplanned. You also don’t know if she/they were dealing with infertility issues, and she didn’t want to get her own hopes up. I literally give that exact same speech to anyone who asks about when we’ll have children — I don’t go into the fact that I have reproductive issues, but just say that it will likely be later. If I got knocked up tomorrow, I’d be thrilled. And I would really hope my friends would be happy for me, too. 

You’re SAYING the right thing but admitting it has zero to do with your life, but you’re not acting that way. I hope you can pull it together and be happy for your coworker/friend. This truly has nothing to do with you. 

For her to say that she expected you to be knocked up by now was not the most tactful. However, given the timeline you presented here, it seems like you can’t have been trying for more than two months, so I REALLY would not get worked up about that. 

Post # 4
8919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

LoveWillLightTheWay :  Honestly, I would probably assume they’re making the best of an unexpected surprise. But it’s nobody’s business and you have no right to expect that she would explain herself to you. Maybe they were dealing with infertility or what they thought was infertility, and she figured it’s less awkward for everyone if she just says “yeah, not in the cards right now” rather than giving a long drawn out story. It’s absurd to feel “betrayed” that a co-worker — not even a friend — didn’t share the details of her sex life with you during a brief casual water-cooler conversation. She did not betray you, she probably didn’t even lie to you. You’ve found a way to make her pregnancy about you — cut it out.

Post # 6
47209 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

LoveWillLightTheWay :  I felt confused and lied to.

You are making this about you, when it is nothing to do with you. So what if it was a happy accident? Perhaps she has had time to get used to the idea of being pregnant and is now excited.

Get over it.


Post # 7
49 posts

She didn’t lie to you. Some people just don’t like to share personal information. Especially at work!

Just act happy for her. You don’t have to feel happy but act like it.

Post # 8
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

For all you know she was told she would never conceive naturally and when she was saying it would happen later in life she might have been talking about the need to save up for very expensive fertility/IVF treatments or adoption.

Thinking you have been lied to and somehow owed an explanation is not being a very good or supportive friend.

Post # 9
337 posts
Helper bee

To answer your question regarding how I would feel in that situation: I would feel happy for her. End of discussion. 

ETA: Although questioning why you aren’t “knocked up” yet was rather insensitive on her part. 

Post # 10
154 posts
Blushing bee

She was six weeks when she told you after your break? So she wasn’t pregnant in May.

I’m guessing she was trying in May and was having trouble. A co-worker asked me when DH and I were having kids and I said that we weren’t. Darling Husband and I tried for a while and struggled, and this co-worker asked me about about it right in the thick of the hardest part and I had just given up on TTC. That was also the cycle I got pregnant. We didn’t tell anyone until 16 weeks, just in case.

I get where you are coming from, and my co-worker had some questions too. But for me it was totally innocent. At the time I said I thought we would never have kids, I believed it. But then life laughed at me, and blessed me.


Post # 11
3903 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

1. Maybe they were having trouble conceiving and they were saiving money for IUI or IVF and so she said it’s not in the cards for a while and then she had the awesomest surprise when she got pregnant without help!

2. Maybe she really wasnt trying and it really was ab accident?

Either way… I knownit may hurt when someone else is getting what you really want… but your turn will come. Just be happy for her. Jealousy amd resentment are not good. Grudges are not good. You are trying to make a baby… let go of unecessary bs stress, it’s not good for you. 

Post # 13
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

It kinda sounds to me like she’s trying to make lemonade out of lemons. It sounds like she wasn’t planning for it to happen soon and then surprise! I only say that because the exact same thing happened to me with my friend. She was very anti-kid and then a month later she tells me she’s pregnant. I was totally happy for her! She’s super excited about it, just wasn’t ready for it.

Post # 14
7903 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

She probably had her reasons for not telling you the whole situation. The last extra comment could have been her attempt at humor or breaking the awkwardness or something. I would just be happy for her and move on. 


Post # 15
543 posts
Busy bee

I wouldn’t feel betrayed necessarily, but it seems like she was digging for information on your childbearing status so she could maybe gauge where she should be in life. And it looks like maybe she caught up to where she thought you’d be by now.

In the grand scheme of things, you’re right, it doesn’t affect your life or journey at all, but if she asks you anymore about your childbearing future, I’d just change the subject back to her, that’s probably where she wants the subject to be anyway.

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