Yesterday, I come "face-to-face" with one of these moments. One of my friends calls me up out of the blue. The first thing I think is - please do not say you are pregnant.... Of course, she is. She and her husband are expecting. When I hear the news, I do what everyone does, I congratulate her and her hubby and then make idle chit chat - hoping she will take the hint and hang up the phone. Eventually, she does. I know it was probably a difficult phone call for her to make as well, knowing our situation. I feel like everyone walks on eggshells around us when they discuss their pregnancies.
I am happy for her - I truly am. It is difficult to express these feelings when you have been dealing with infertility for almost 36 months. I saw this on another blog last week and it 100% captures my emotions:
1. Lonely. We saw couple after couple get pregnant before us, our best friends included. When they told us, we high-fived them, then we went home, and hardly knew what to say to each other. We felt lost, sad, and even lonelier than before. We were excited for them; we were just very sad for us.
It’s okay to go home and cry your eyes out when your friends get pregnant.Think Positive!