(Closed) Worried about the weekend…

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

is the party on friday or saturday night? i ask because i was in a similiar situation, and told my friends i didn’t want to drink because i felt hung over from the night before. that also could be an excuse for an upset stomach/nausea. it actually worked really well; no one tries to force drinks on someone who says they’re hungover from partying too hard the night before ๐Ÿ™‚ if that’s not an option, can you just say that you have to be the designated driver and that’s why you’re not drinking? as far as the nausea/vomiting, not sure what to advise unless they live in a building with a bathroom in the lobby. good luck! 

Post # 4
2904 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Tell them you’re getting over the flu! No one is going to get within ten feet of you, let alone make you drink, if they think you’re sick or recuperating. 

Post # 6
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mix yourself fake drinks. Red solo cups are great for this. Everyone assumes your drinking and can’t tell what your drinking. My favorite is sprite and “vodka”. 

Post # 7
7658 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was going to say “Stay home. Darling Husband can tell them you’re not feeling well, which is 100% true.” but you said Darling Husband doesn’t want to do that. Why not?

Honestly I don’t see how you can possibly keep it a secret if you stay there. I was staying with my SIL and her family when I first began getting morning sickness, and she saw me continously vomiting so she had a pretty good idea what it was ๐Ÿ™‚  (And in your case, a 1 b/r apartment, there’s no real privacy). But she never told anyone before we made it public.

So I think your only two options are (1) stay home, (2) swear them to secrecy. Present those options to your husband. EDIT: or (3) stay in a hotel, but that might just make the couple suspicious anyway

Post # 8
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t see why Katies suggestion of saying you’re sick wont work. You could even combine it with “fake” drinking. Say you’re not feeling really well, pretend to try & “rally” by mixing up some fake drinks, and then cut out early to another part of the house to sleep. It’ll seem like you tried to party & you’ll have a good reason to be pukey, too (“I knew I was getting a stomach bug, I shouldn’t have drank I feel awful!”)

as for your husband getting drunk & spilling the beans, I would tell my Darling Husband that if he didn’t think he could control himself he wasn’t allowed to get more than just buzzed or he’d be in Big Trouble.

Post # 10
1351 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You’re on antibiotics and can’t drink. 

Post # 11
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Ballet513:  If I were you I would just not go! You obviously do not feel like going, and you are going to find it stressful there- trying not to vomit and deal with people asking if you are pregnant because you are not drinking. That does not make you a bad person at all. I cant imagine you would put pressure on your Darling Husband to go anywhere if he was vomiting for whatever other reason! Stay put, put your feet up and try to relax ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 12
1813 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Ballet513:  Go with the “pretend you’re sick” card.  It works well – make it really realistic by emptying a pack of ticktacks into a pill bottle and bring it out at the meal and take one before your meal if you think they’re getting suss about you really being ill or not

Post # 13
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I agree you should pretend you have the stomach flu.  You are already nauseous, you are exhausted, you are dizzy. Who wouldn’t buy that you are sick? You ARE sick! Pretending you are not would be increadibly difficult.

@Cariad:  The tic tac in a pill bottle is a great idea! You could even use your prenatals for a more authentic pill look. Unless of course you are using the chewy gummi kind.

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