Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bitter Betty

every now and then you need a day to vent.  today is that day.

pregnancy is a beautiful thing. pregnancy envy is not.

i'm usually pretty cool about the fact that everyone around me is procreating. i'm especially okay when it's someone i know well (or am related to). i'm even okay when it's someone much younger than me, but today it really got to me.

you know that girl in the office, the one who seems to have it all together, always dressed to the nines, perfect hair, perfect skin, perfect life? every office has one. (it may be you and you don't even know it!) well, she's pregnant.  she just announced it a few weeks ago and i've been totally fine with it. not that i know her well. actually, i don't know her at all. i don't think we've said more than 10 words to each other. it's not that i don't like her. i have nothing against her. she's just in a different department, so we don't interact very much. well, today she sent an interoffice email and below her signature there it was. the affront to infertiles everywhere...the clipart of a bottle and pacifier. the pregnancy flag was being waved. right in my face. it stuck out like a sore thumb. it was all i could see. i have no idea what the rest of the email said, because after staring at that for a while (longer than i care to admit to) i deleted the darn thing.

it just seems like i keep seeing that flag everywhere i look. preggo women seem to congregate at the grocery store whenever i go in there. they flaunt their perfect bellies in skin tight shirts, as if we couldn't tell they're pregnant without that. everyone's blog is plastered with ultrasound pics. and don't even get me started on facebook. it's amazing the things people will post on there. why would anyone use a pic of the stick they just peed on as their profile pic? ummm, gross!
how about we make a deal? i won't post any pics of things i've peed on if you won't either. deal!

1 comment:

SLESE1014 said...

Seriously? In a work email, she added a bottle and pacifier? I don't know where you work, but I work with babies all day long and I am not even allowed to use that sort of signature.

Vent away. Every once in a while, you're allowed. We all feel it...so share it so we can support you!

It is every where...even on TV or in movies or whatever, when you least expect it, pregnancy pops up. Sometimes it doesn't bother me and other times, I just want to scream...

And posting pee sticks....there are several people out there who do this...yay for them, but I don't need to see that crap!

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