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highlove Mon 03-Dec-12 18:27:22

...when the heard that Kate Middleton is pregnant? I realise I sound supremely selfish (and before anyone flames me I certainly don't wish them ill) but you just know the whole bloody nation is going to go baby mad for the next year or so and you won't be able to get away from it without locking yourself in a disused nuclear bunker.

Pickles77 Mon 03-Dec-12 18:31:30

Don't beat yourself up. You won't be alone in how your feeling.

freddybanana Mon 03-Dec-12 18:32:51

Me!!! Just over three years here ttc.

Wouldn't mind, but I don't even have a decent career. sad

threepiecesuite Mon 03-Dec-12 18:35:17

Pleased for them but couldn't help feeling gutted. Have imagined my own happy announcement for far too many months now.

NewNames Mon 03-Dec-12 18:36:18

freddy Kate has NO career! You're probably much more successful than her.

2cats2many Mon 03-Dec-12 18:39:37

wine to all of you. I've been in yours shoes and its bloody hard.

DizzyPurple Mon 03-Dec-12 18:43:20

Me! I felt quite bitter. Then i felt pleased for them and sad for me. Yes feels very selfish but. . (ttc nearly 2 years here)

Chottie Mon 03-Dec-12 18:45:23

I hope that the new year brings all your dreams nearer. This time of year must be a difficult time too. x.

waitingtobeamummy Mon 03-Dec-12 18:52:49

I was just thinking the same. And they couldn't have been trying til after they got married could they? So bloody unfair. And you're right the country will go baby mad. So will have our noses rubbed in it. I know I sound bitter- its because I am! smile over there years of trying and just another reason to feel shit about it.

wishingonastar4 Mon 03-Dec-12 19:15:31

Hey all, I've joined this site just so I can comment.
I feel exactly the same and it's comforting knowing I'm not alone.
It's so hard to hear about celebrities getting pregnant and this is the most high profile one there could be.
I'm going to have to try to avoid the news for a while!
I don't think anyone would understand the feeling unless they'd been in this situation. I just cried in the kitchen for a few minutes about it.
It's nothing to do with Kate, it's the fact it reminds me of how "other" women can just get pregnant so easily while I wait year after year for it to happen.. And the fact it's obviously going to be such high profile news for a while.

I hope the new year brings us all what we are wishing for

Much love to you all. You're not alone. I'm sure there are so many women all over the world sighing inwardly and just feeling mixed emotions. Don't feel bad about this, it's natural.

Take care you all and try to avoid the season and try to ignore the news


wishingonastar4 Mon 03-Dec-12 19:17:00

Oops I meant try to enjoy the season! (Typing on iPhone!) xxxxx

MrsHY1 Mon 03-Dec-12 19:22:15

Me me me! Bitter and very very envy.
Am also amazed that I've seen the odd comment from more than one person on Facebook along the lines of 'about time too!' If anyone says that to me when we eventually manage to get upduffed I'll swing for 'em!!

highlove Mon 03-Dec-12 19:26:06

Oh it's good to know I'm not alone. It's not fair is it?

MrsHY1 Mon 03-Dec-12 19:27:22

Nope highlove, it most certainly isn't.

Kerrigan90 Mon 03-Dec-12 19:36:18

Yep feeling the exact same! Good on them but making me envy Let the media mania begin and avoiding it like the plague!!

wine ladies.


flixy102 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:37:35

Yep me too! Thought I was the only one. blush

It's so silly cos millions of women every day are pregnant, it's because its so public and the media is going to be full of baby talk now, I can't escape it. confused

Griffomais Mon 03-Dec-12 21:41:19

Was gutted too - that announcement was hot on the heels of a pregnancy announcement at work followed by 3 people saying to me "oh you'll be next" I really felt like punching someone. Argh 27 months TTC has reduced me to this!

Karbea Mon 03-Dec-12 21:56:37

Oh yes, me to. Spoke to my mum and she told me not to get upset :S went on to Facebook, news sites and they are all covered in their news. Well bully for them, they can reproduce!

[bitterandtwisteddriedupoldhag!!!] sad

ZombieTipple Mon 03-Dec-12 22:43:18

Yep, felt exactly the same. Can't wait for all the constant talk of it at work for the next 9 months. Joy.

Cornwall73 Mon 03-Dec-12 23:04:28

Yes, my heart sank. I wish them no wrong but I have dreading the announcement ever since someone asked for an Olympic royal baby on the morning of their wedding. TTC seven yrs with three mc under my belt and everywhere I look/read/hear is just about baby news when i normally avoid all baby and pg related stuff as it is so painful. It's going to be a very long seven/eight mths and then the press will start asking for baby no.2!

Dreamy33 Tue 04-Dec-12 05:01:10

I'm with you all! I'm happy for them both but it does serve as yet another reminder that we're not managing what others find to be so easy!

We will now share the joy of her ever-growing bump over the next seven months!

Chubfuddler Tue 04-Dec-12 05:05:01

I do understand how you all feel (took nearly two years to conceive DS and several mcs) but you don't actually know that she or anyone else has conceived easily.

BeedlesPineNeedles Tue 04-Dec-12 05:19:42

I'm quite glad I live abroad so I won't be forced to see this stuff on the news and on the front pages.

I very much doubt that they've been trying a long time, they wouldn't have wanted to overshadow the Queen's jubilee celebrations by announcing a pregnancy.

AngelsWithSilverWings Tue 04-Dec-12 07:30:55

One of my first thoughts when I heard the news was about how hard this would be for couples who are having fertility problems.

I now have two adopted children after 10 years of fertility problems but I'll never forget that sinking feeling you describe OP.

Good Luck to everyone on their journeys to becoming parents.

exoticfruits Tue 04-Dec-12 07:36:00

I am really pleased for them BUT a simple announcement was fine and now we don't need to hear a single word until the birth. I can't stand all the next few months if coverage if it was like last night!

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