So it was grocery day & I got my first big family comment at Dollar General. A biker looking guy asked "Are all them yours?" & said I had to be a saint when I answered to the affirmative. Now I am not a saint & my (4) children are not terrible monsters but it flustered me because I was there to buy toilet paper, dish soap & pregnancy tests. The tests are behind the counter (only $1.00!) & have to be asked for. The store was packed & I could not bring myself to ask for the tests, carrying my 3 month old. My husband & I don't wear wedding rings & I was imagining other peoples thoughts & they bothered me. Comments on my family don't bother me, usually they're from nice older people but secret imagined thoughts did, for some reason. I slunk out like a 19 year old being kicked out of the bar. This is out of character for me, but how do you mama's handle pregnancy tests?
Am I the Only One to Chicken Out?
haha, I make my husband buy them! LOL
Seriously, I haven't bought a pregnancy test in public since my first... I do make my husband buy them because I get embarrassed, too. I think I would buy them online from dollar tree if you can, or just buy a bunch online from amazon if my DH refused.
hang in there, people have their opinions about everything! I don't know why they feel like they are allowed to comment on the size of our family.
I usually buy them at the grocery store right by my house where everyone knows me, because I can ask the manager who I know is friendly and thinks our family is great. I don't bring my other kids with me, mostly because I don't usually take them for small errands. But also I don't want the kids to get excited about a possible pregnancy, and it doesn't hurt to not have strangers see me buying pregnancy tests with seven kids in tow.
Good luck and now I'm going to be curious how you go about buying some and what the results are.
Oh, I don't think that I am pg., I haven't had a cycle since baby has come. A friend gave some NFP books & I think I'm seeing some signs of ovulation. I've just been so tired, falling asleep in the middle of reading aloud & that trips an alarm. I've nursed while pg before & it's not the same kind of weak tiredness I would get. I thought if I bought 2 people would assume I wasn't pg, then I figured they would assume I'm trying, lol. 3 months out is too soon for me to actively try to jump back in.
I have chickened out before! It was at a Publix near my work and I saw a coworker so I just bought some tea and snacks for the office, completely skipping the pharmacy section.
I never take my kids with me. Well let me take that back I never take the kids that understand what I am buying and what it is for with me. I've lost a couple of pregnancies so I wait until I am in the safer zone to tell them.
The funniest story I have about buying a pregnancy test - I was six months pregnant and my sister who had been trying for a while had just missed AF. She was nervous to test and didn't have any tests. I told her I would buy the test and meet her at my house so she could take it. So here I am very visibly pregnant with baby number 6 and I am buying a pregnancy test at Target. The lady at the checkout looked at my huge preggo belly and said, "This isn't for you is it? because you don't need this test, I can tell you that you are pregnant!" I told her that it was for my sister and had a good laugh. My sister got a positive and her baby is turning two this October.