My next door neighbour is 10 weeks pregnant and goes for her first OB appointment tomorrow. She has been one of my “lucky fertility book” recipients.
They announced to us and another couple at 5 weeks, they’ve told their folks but not a lot of other people – no FB announcement just yet!
Usually with FB I simply hide somone from my newsfeed. At work I avoid people and communicate via the phone or email. But how do I handle someone I see almost daily? They helped us landscape our front yard, we’ve helped them with theirs. Most weekends our neighbours some how meet up on someone’s front lawn for a chat about happenings in our area.
Right now I’m feeling ok. There’s no bump to actively remind me. But what do I do when there IS a bump?
Could I turn around and walk the other way each time we run into each other? Not sure that’s feasible – I don’t want to be rude. Maybe just look to the side of her?
Any suggestions on dealing with someone else’s pregnancy every day?
(I feel disgusted by a tiny part of me that hopes for a blighted ovum – ugh I hate myself for being jealous)