When I miscarried and I finally came back to work, a girl at work announced her pregnancy to me. She talked and talked about it. She did not read any of my cues that this was not a conversation I wanted to be having. I just walked away to cry in the bathroom.
Well fast forward, she goes on maternity leave. Of course, I get
stuck cleaning up the mess she made at work (and my boss knows I miscarried).
Today, she brings her baby in to show everyone at work. I tried to sneak
out. Another coworker who is aware of everything tries helping me leave.
But of course she sees me and drops the baby in my arms. Really? A
newer coworker said to me, "You look so cute with a baby! Why don't you
have one?" I am not going there now with the entire office circling me
while I held her baby. Not that I am at all ashamed to announce it but I
would have screamed profanities in the process. I kindly excused myself to the bathroom and gave her back her baby.
The baby is a couple months younger than mine would have been.