HEY! She stole my due date!
Anyone else secretly feel this when a friend or family member announces pregnancy while you are ttc?
My SIL just made the announcement this morning. I can't help but feel broken that she has been able to get pregnant twice almost without trying while I'm struggling to get pregnant before I find myself in my first trimester during the hottest part of the year. I seriously hate TX summer, and do NOT want to have to fight the traditional morning sickness during the hottest part of the year.
Anyway, back to the point. Given that side of the family, they are likely to think I'm trying to steal her thunder if I get pregnant soon, or that I got pregnant to compete with her. On top of that, she will have a gender scan, and I will not. If it turns out she's having a girl(a first for DH's family) I'll be shuttled off to the side like a sack of potatoes because, even if I also have a girl, hers will still be the first.
I keep trying to remind myself that life's not fair, but I am tired of sitting in everyone's shadow and feeling like the last one to the party.