So, we’re pregnant. And I didn’t want to let the cat out of the bag until things were a bit less precarious (the first few months of pregnancy can be risky). It was a concern: how do I respond when people ask why I’m not drinking or if I want to try their beer or insist on taking a shot together? Well, that last one’s not too out-of-character because I hate taking shots and usually say no, anyway. But! I love a good beer and I’m not one to turn it down. How could I get through the first few months of keeping it under wraps without people discovering the no-drinking cue?
I started to write reasons in case people called me out. I was trying to come up with stuff that wasn’t a lie, but didn’t give it away. Stuff like:
1. My stomach kinda hurts. Alcohol wouldn’t help.
2. I feel like I might be coming down with something, so I better not drink.
3. I just don’t feel like drinking tonight.
I gotta say it was a big relief when I could finally exclaim, “Because there’s a baby in there!” What are some of the responses you used when in the same bind?