Hi - I just wanted to say how much I understand how the holidays make you feel and to add my own grublings.
Holiday cards - my best friend sent me a holiday card signed by her unborn baby. She knew that we shared a due date...her heart may have been in the right place but her brain wasn't.
Opening gifts this year was challenging. DH's cousin loudly complained that her children where being spoiled by too many gifts and that there better be more babies in the family soon because it was rediculous how many gifts they where getting from everyone. She said this several times. We where the only child bearing aged married couple in the room. Gee. No. Pressure. After the 6th time she said it I managed to say nothing but inside my head I wanted to yell "alright! we get it! We dont have any news -so just be greatfull for the gifts!"
This is on the heels of my mother in-in-law complaining that shes the only sibling without impending grandchildren. ugg. Happy holidays!