I know that facebook is a virtual emotional minefield, but I still venture out there more than I should. Today, I had a breaking point though! Birthwatch – the name of the app says everything that you need to know. In my newsfeed, I was informed of the exact age and development of the most annoying mother-to-be’s baby! I went scrambling to hide this app and “friend.”
This is the first baby related person that I have hidden, but given how much she has overshared already and she is only at 7 weeks and 6 days (thanks Birthwatch!) – I don’t think I will be able to take 32 more weeks! It started with the pregnancy announcement – probably before the pee had even dried on the stick – that admited it was a completely unplanned pregnancy (as they just got married and she is only in her first year of med school) and stating, ” We are gonna make the best of it even though it’s gonna be a difficult road.” (I was already gritting my teeth).
Then came the posts complaining about not being able to drink coffee, the ultrasound picture, pleas to continue her good luck streak of no morning sickness (I would look at getting pregnant without trying as the stoke of good luck), an update she was skipping a friend’s birthday party because, “Don’t think there’s such a thing as a non-smoking bar that will be pregger-friendly” (this still has my scratching my head – they do serve water, juice, and sodas without caffeine at bars the last time I checked). And today Birthwatch! Time to hide her!
I’m glad to have headed this novel new app off at the pass before these status’ for all my pregnant friends started showing up in my newsfeed! It is not that I am not happy for my friends who are pregnant, it is just their happiness sometimes feels like a spotlight on my sadness. So sometimes a little bit of self-presevation is required.