Originally Posted by snoopy13
...and also the weirdness of my only brother having his first kid and then another pregnancy in the meantime (he is younger than me and we don't have the best relationship, it's hard not to be very jealous.)
If you're up for talking more about this, I'm game!
My brother and his wife were married last November and she got pregnant in December. At the end of the first trimester, he called me. "I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we're having a baby. That's the bad news, too. I'm so, so sorry. I know you've been trying..." It was very sweet, but still hard.
We went to meet our niece over Thanksgiving and I had what was essentially a week-long meltdown beforehand, culminating in me being a total tool to turtle the evening of the day we first met our niece.
I adore my niece and I couldn't be more thrilled that she's here, but it's really, really hard not to feel like it's just another way in which my brother is "the good one" and I continue to be the one who doesn't do anything right.
Fortunately (or not, but whatever), my relationship with my parents is such that they have NO IDEA we've ever tried to get me pregnant.