This week, social media has not been my friend:
1) A Pinterest feed from a newly prego acquaintance that I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to block (but have no idea how)... I do not need my feed clogged with a flood of "How to stay skinny/fit/gorgeous when pregnant" pins that raise my ire because while I'm all for being fit (even though it is a state that eludes me) and healthy, it seems that the 9 months or so is perceived as a huge hurdle, maybe even inconvenience, to the otherwise hotness that needs to be maintained and regained, stat.
2) A photo posted from a party had by ladies from my cohort at Fertility Yoga where they celebrated the at-long-last baby of one lady and all got together to celebrate...but only the mommies (favorite comment: "It's just like old times, except the very big difference that we're all mommies now!"). Except some of us aren't, but no worries because those of us who didn't "Make it" kind of fell off to the wayside by both parties--there's a camaraderie between the Other Side Moms that I can't connect with. Still painful, because it reminds me just how long I've been outside of this circle.
3) Posts that flood my facebook feed that by themselves are fine but en masse make me a little sad, not to mention comments like, "Being a mom is the BEST JOB EVER" that make me feel horribly inadequate since I think I have awesome qualifications but it's like I just can't seem to match my skills up just right to truly be considered.
Bryce had his own stabby moment today, WITHOUT the benefit of social media.
He ran into a coworker he hadn't seen in a while at the gym, who informed him that he and his wife were expecting a baby. All good, except for this gem: "Yeah, we started trying a few months ago, because we decided we didn't want to run into those problems you can have when get too old, and it worked!"
AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, on behalf of Bryce, on behalf of me, on behalf of whoever else this person may unwittingly say this to who is thinking on the inside, since it's not necessarily known on the outside, "Yup--there sure can be problems, and getting older doesn't help."
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