…well, exactly that. No news. The absence of news. Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately. I haven’t forgotten about the blog. I just don’t really have much to say and didn’t want to write for the sake of it. But I didn’t want to let my blog slide either, because I really enjoy blurting out whatever’s going on in this slightly anxious head of mine.
I do sometimes wonder if it was a good idea for me to be so open with friends about the fact that we are ‘trying’. But as I’ve said before, I think it’s important to be open and honest so that we know we’re not alone and that stuff (both good and bad) happens to us all.
My slight reservations are only because now, whenever we meet up with people, they ask us how things are going. You know, going. I usually just reply that, “they’re still going” and leave it at that.
Because what else can you say?
“Well, I plan to pee on a stick at 2pm today so if you don’t mind I’d like to get lunch finished ASAP so I can have sex with my husband if it turns out that I’m ovulating.”
“Great! We’re having tons of sex! I’ll let you know the second the blue line appears on the test!”
Because actually, while I know some friends wouldn’t bat an eye at such an overshare falling from my lips, some things you just don’t want to talk about all the time (If you know me, you’d find this very hard to believe; I have a tendency to go on and on and on…).
And what if I do fall pregnant? What then? We probably wouldn’t want to say anything for the first few months, at least until we’ve had the first scan, because that’s the done thing right? Then what do we say when people ask how it’s going?
Did you tell your friends when you were trying to conceive? At what point did you share your pregnancy news? I’d love to know – leave me a comment!