Post # 1
I am currently just over 6 weeks pregnant (yay!). We haven’t told anyone yet and don’t plan on it until I’m further along. We’re planning on announcing to family around 9 weeks and already have the get together planned.
Anyway, my dilemma is that we have a group camping trip scheduled for Memorial Day weekend (8 weeks preggers). This is an annual trip with several friends and hubby and I love attending. It’s always a fun and relaxing weekend but there is usually a lot of boozing. This will be the 6th year we’ve gone.
So now I’m trying to think of an “excuse” as to why I’m not drinking the entire long weekend. One night out with friends is one thing…it’s easy to get away with without questions. But we’ll be with these people all weekend and me not drinking will be very obvious.
So any ideas for some excuse I could use with them? Any of you ever been in this type of situation before? What excuse did you use?
Post # 2
antibiotics, cutting calories, something like that. Or just hold onto a can of beer and let your husband empty it when no one’s paying attention/swap with his empty. I never had this issue because I never liked drinking in the first place, but surely one of those options will work.
Post # 3
Empty a beer can and refill with water. Got that one from my Mother-In-Law. If you usually do mixed drinks, soda water with a slice of lime in it doesn’t look any different than a vodka soda with lime.
You could say you’re on antibiotics for a UTI (which PS, I’ve always gotten terrible nausea when I have a UTI so that could cover up any morning sickness).
Say you’re getting over a stomach bug and don’t want to tempt fate.
If you ‘drink’ the first night, you can use the terrible ‘hangover’ as an excuse to not ‘drink’ the second night.
Post # 4
I would make my own alcohol free drink (like a mixer but no booze) and carry that around. I don’t think anyone will buy any other excuse.
Post # 5
I agree that you’ve gotta fake drink. It’s the only way. I did it and nobody had a clue. People notice if you don’t take a drink, but nobody pays much attention to how many sips you take, etc.
Post # 6
def have to fake drink lol my cousin’s wife did this when she was pregnant.. we were dancing and she was chugging a beer (dark bottle)… but nobody ever realized there was nothing in the bottle! We were all too drunk to notice anything.
Post # 7
flagyl… anyone who has ever taken it and drank has had HORRIBLE side effects. They will believe you can’t drink if you say you are taking flagyl. Also, having your husband drink from yours when know one is looking also works!
Post # 8
My husband did me solids by getting my drinks for me (bloody marys or mixed drinks) and just never putting anything in them. I also used the excuse of medication for other events too (although, I do have an auto-immune disease and when I get a flare up, I am on steriods so people understand not being able to drink on that lol)
Post # 9
Hmm, it looks like most of you are saying fake drinking is the way to go. I’ll have to talk to my husband and come up with a plan. I don’t drink much on these trips but if I drink nothing it will definitely be noticed.
Post # 10
I’m just worried that we’ll all be in such close proximity that it’ll be tricky to empty out a random beer bottle without anyone noticing. Though I guess I could just have a full one and take fake sips throughout the day…
Post # 11
I totally advocate for the fake UTI story. I get them all the time. The antibiotics I take for those make me nauseated, and you really can’t drink – not only does it affect the antibiotic functioning, but for me at least alcohol makes the UTI much, much worse.
Plus, in my experience…no one ever questioned a UTI. Generally they don’t wanna know details lol!
Post # 12
We tried this and me being designated driver etc but it was over Christmas and we are part of a very social group. It became pretty obvious early on that I kept making excuses, so we ended up telling our close friends but didn’t announce anything officially until nifty test we went for privately was back at 13 weeks. It was just easier this way.
Post # 13
Maybe you could say you are doing some sort of cleanse/clean eating? Of course that means you’d also have to watch what you eat…
Post # 14
anonybee2016 : congrats!
I agree with all the PP’s – either fake a UTI or fake drink.
I will often drink vodka sodas so those are really easy to pretend. I’m also a beer drinker – I would likely bring an empty with me and just fill it with water over and over again.
Post # 15
chocochai : Ha! I wish but no one would believe that 😉