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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 3:20pm

I just need to ramble about my current "Are you f***ing kidding me!?" feeling. In the last 2 months, my two very best friends announced they were expecting (one of them found out while I was actually at her house). Then, three weeks ago at a family party, my DH's cousin announced she, too, is expecting. I would have been fine had not been for the 4 or 5 "oh no, poor Ellen:smileysad:" stares that came my way. Now, DH's other cousin (who was married in July and

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Registered: 07-18-2003
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 3:45pm

So sorry hun! I have had my share of the "oh no poor Shana" looks too. And comments, and questions, and secret announcements.

Here's some words of advice. Go to this little dinner with your cousin, IF that is the announcement she is wanting to make, still attend the party anyways. Showing up shows people that pregnancy announcements do not effect you. In all reality I know they do! Believe me, I've been through so many family/friend pregnancy announcements. One

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Registered: 07-15-2003
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 4:12pm

Ummmmmm .... that actually looks like MY chart! lol :) What happened there?

Don't feel bad about not wanting to attend the party. We're all allowed to feel grumpy and anti social from time to time.


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Registered: 02-09-2011
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 9:14pm
Know the feeling of that stare as well, it sucks. It even hurts more when it's family giving that look. Hang in there & FX our time is soon!!
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