I chatted on the phone tonight with someone who would absolutely like to know that DH and I are trying IVF. She loves us and would want to offer good thoughts and support. But I didn't say a word about it.
She called to get my advice on vapor barriers (true story). I didn't have any, though (also true). We talked for a bit and were just about to hang up, having not discussed me at all (yes!), when she stopped and tossed out a breezy "Anything going on that I should know about?"
"No," I said, my mouth snapping shut to both create and wait out the ensuing awkward silence. I finally uttered a slightly weird follow-up "Nope" and made plans to talk again soon.
I felt guilty for a bit for not taking the opportunity to introduce the topic. Yet for whatever reason, I didn't feel comfortable in that moment. And I have to be able to share or not share as I please, right?
There, I have absolved myself. Good!