Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year and a Facebook Fail...

Just got back from seeing Les Miserables...I thought is was very well done. Definitely go see it! Only cried once, which I thought was impressive considering the amount of sadness in that movie! Bring tissue if you go!

In other news, my aunt announced my pregnancy on Facebook today. Yes, you read that right, MY AUNT. She basically wrote this long status about how she was so happy for her niece and husband (writing our names) who are expecting twins at the end of June! She also went into detail about how I have been having some complications and how everyone in the family is so excited for when the babies arrive. UGH! I was likely NEVER going to put anything on Facebook because, having lived through years of pregnancy announcements and sonogram profile pictures, I never wanted to cause anyone else to feel the pain that I felt. Luckily my mom and my uncle saw the status this morning and freaked out...beginning a bit of a telephone family meeting among the uncles/aunts (we have a large family) about what should be done. Finally my uncle called the offending aunt and told her to take the status down. As one of my other aunts said "I don't want her announcing OUR kid's pregnancies on Facebook! She has to learn!" I panicked when I saw the status at first but then figured "what's done is done"...I wasn't ready to start a battle but I'm glad my mom and uncle took it upon themselves to fight for me! How entirely inappropriate. She is famous for not thinking before she speaks and Facebook makes it worse! I have no idea who saw the status (hopefully mostly just family members who already knew) but at least one person (friend of my aunt's who I've met once) sent me a private message congratulating me. Sheesh! At least she hadn't "tagged" me in the status, otherwise everyone I am friends with on Facebook would now know. I definitely am not ready for that! Stupid Facebook. OK, I'll stop ranting now.

I can't believe that tomorrow is the last day of 2012. Crazy. My brother and sister-in-law are going to come over for the evening and we are just going to have a very low-key New Years. If it was up to T we would do nothing and just go to bed early (he doesn't see the point of New Years!) but I convinced him that having J and N over would be fun. Crazy to think back to one year ago. At that point we had seen the RE but the only plan was to get my septum surgery done. They figured that would solve our fertility problems since every other test on both of us had come back normal. I was so certain that after that surgery on January 25th, I would be pregnant in no time. Little did I know that at the end of 2012 I would have been through 3 IUIs and an IVF and end the year pregnant with twins. Wow, how things can change in a year.

Well, from our house to yours, I wish you all a very HAPPY and FERTILE 2013!

12 comments:

  1. Wow. I would be so upset. I can't believe it is the end of 2012 either. What a year it has been!! Looking forward to 2013 and our twinkies to get here!!

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  2. Happy New Year to you guys as well!!! I can't wait for 2013 either...it's going to be full of so much excitement!!!

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  3. Oh my goodness I would have flipped out. Not only did she blow your cover but she went ahead and hinted at your struggle with infertility. How thoughtful of her!

    My MIL had a little Facebook fail (accidental) as she found out our baby's gender the day before my family, and liked/pinned a bunch of pink baby showers on Pinterest, which showed up on her Facebook feed, without her realizing it. My mother and sister saw her feed while we were on our way home to tell them the news, and pretty much knew it was a girl. Super! There should be an age limit to Facebook.

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    1. Haha, I totally agree about the age limit. She just has no clue how far-reaching stuff like that is! This aunt can't even figure out the "private message" function on Facebook...and I highly doubt she has any privacy settings so I'm sure the whole world could have seen it!

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  4. We loved Les Miserables too.

    I shudder at the thought of what my MIL would do if she ever were to find out we were expecting. I hope 2013 will be a wonderful year.

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  5. Oh my! Facebook is becoming more of a bad than good these days! I have a feeling it's like MySpace and will fizzle out soon! I am glad your mom and uncle took quick action I couldn't imagin the stomach dropping feeling you had when you read that! Whew glad it's down now! It's so awesome to see how far you've come in a year! Happy new year and may 2013 be filled with all the joy in the world!
    Alexis-

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    1. How are you? Miss your updates!

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    2. I'm doing okay. We had a major health scare (and huge vet bill) with sprinkles. I swear those dogs have a pact to bankrupt us. We also decided the time is right to get my masters degree in nursing education, so I'm excited about that! I'm still sending positive vibes to the babies

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    3. Thanks for the vibes! They seem to be working! Wow, poor Sprinkles and poor you for having to spend so much money! Pets can be soooo expensive! Good for you for doing your masters! I want to do that one day. Do you plan to teach or be more of an educator in a clinical setting?

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  7. Oh no. Being out-ed like that has to be so frustrating. Someone at work did that to another co-worker. Sent out a reply-all saying how wonderful it was to have both of them expecting..... only just one of them had announced it.
    I'm so glad you all are doing so well! Thinking of you often.

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  8. Yikes. I can't imagine. I'm pretty sure I would not handle that well. You seem to have such a positive attitude about it though! I agree! Thank goodness she didn't tag you! Can you imagine the phone calls and fb messages you would be getting?

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