Welcome to a little post that I call “Comments from Co-Workers”. This section will feature comments that I have gotten regarding having children from people who have no idea what we are going through.
#1 I have a co-worker who is currently a surrogate for a couple. She is 5 months pregnant with twin boys. She comes in today and I tell her “look how cute you are!” because I don’t see her that often and her bump is becoming quite prominent. She laughs and says to me “Hurry up! I don’t want to be the only one!”
#2 Sitting at lunch I was talking to a co-worker when an ex co-worker comes in to visit with her 5 month old son. After she leaves I make the off-hand comment that I want one. The person I was eating with says “Well why don’t you just have one?” When I explain that we have been trying for a while (I don’t go any further than that because I don’t feel comfortable) she says “Do you need to go to the doctor?” *Slams head on table*
#3 My boss asks me one day if my husband and I want to have children. I respond that we would love one someday (all while my insides are crying). She says “You are young and healthy, I am sure it will happen quickly when you are ready.” *Slams head on desk again*
#4 (Okay not from a current co-worker but still) I go into my old work place to visit my friend who had a baby 3 months ago. A lady who worked with us sees me and the first thing she says is “Where’s the baby? I thought you and Stephanie wanted to be pregnant together?” *Slams HER head against the desk*
Yes, I know these people mean no harm, they have no idea. But still, its my life and I can be bitter if I want to!