Hello, I've just found out I'm pregnant( my 1st ) trying not to get too excited as I know anything could happen at this early stage ( 6 weeks). How do I get round tricky social situations where alcohol and mould ripened cheese are free flowing. As a huge fan of both I'm worried people will know straight away when I turn down glasses of wine and become picky about the cheese I eat. Any suggestions? Shall I just go in to hibernation until the new year? Thanks
I just pretended to sip at wine or had husband secretly drinking from my wine glass at the table. I also used excuses like "have to wake up early" or "had a big night last night". Most people won't notice, a few people will call you out on it (which I always found rude bc if one isn't saying anything, it's for a reason!). I found that most people didn't really notice -- it only seems obvious to you
Sorry but the antibiotics line is a dead giveaway. In fact it's practically a codeword for "I'm up the duff". The best thing IMO is not to say anything.
I'm on pg number 3 and managed a very boozy wedding by taking lots of glasses of champagne and "losing" them, or handing them to dh to swiftly down. No-one iwll notice if you don't eat the cheese though unless they have finely tuned pregnancy sensors (had a baby in last 12 months or considering another).
Hmm, booze and cheese fine - but how to explain bursting into tears at your desk for no reason, keeping a stash of bread and butter slices in your desk drawer and generally looking exhausted and pale at all times? Oh, and when do I claim to have had the boob job that has tripled my bust size in the last week?!
Thanks for the advice, esp. about the antibiotics, think people will be suspicious if I was on antibs for three months! I'm going with migraines, say I'm taking strong painkillers and something about avoiding caffeine, alcohol, rich foods as they could be possible triggers.