I'm going to a wine tasting event with a few colleagues before I'm planning on telling work about my pregnancy. There's no way I can get out of it without seeming really rude. My usual trick for social events so far has been to buy G&Ts without the "G" but obviously that won't work here when I'm being handed glasses of wine... I don't drive so can't use that as an excuse. Another colleague used the antibiotics excuse before announcing her pregnancy so that would immediately ring alarm bells. Any ideas??
I think you're going to have to duck out of this one. It's unusual in a wine tasting to spit the wine out, it normally gets swallowed & frequently it's more than one sip too. If your colleagues are anything like mine they'll be polishing off the whole glass & asking for a top up!
There is no way I could have gone to a wine tasting in the first trimester, the smell alone would have made me nauseous.
That's exactly what they'll be like Topsy - and exactly what I'm normally like! It's so much harder hiding the no drinking thing when you are known for your love of wine 😳
I think you, Bubbly and Oyster are right and I'll have to duck out. It won't go down well but will all makes sense in a few weeks when (all being well with my scan 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼) I'll have some exciting news to share with them.
I had the same last weekend. I had to not attend my friends birthday party as it would have been too obvious I was pregnant. (It was described as a boozy birthday party)
As it's wine tasting, and generally people don't drink enough to get completely wasted, you could take tiny sips, with the excuse you already have a hangover from the night before? (Sorry not the best suggestion, but I can't think of anything else!)
In the end I just told my colleagues that I'd been to the doctors about my insomnia who advised my to cut out caffeine and alcohol (all true) - not sure if they were suspicious but no-one said anything!