I had someone pull the "how exciting!" The other day. I get where she's coming from - she really wants to be engaged and thinking about babies so to her ttc is exciting, unfortunately to me, needing to use ivf and having a few failed cycles under my belt is definitely not exciting!
Then another colleague said "yeah I've heard it's not the most pleasant experience"... Ummm "not pleasant" is about as far as it gets from what ivf is like. Try the most difficult, painful, gut wrenching, soul destroying experience of my life.
I do have one colleague who is super sensitive though - we had another pregnancy announcement at work last week and the mother said something about trying really hard to hide it, and a lady sitting near me said "oh clever girl!" And my colleague pulled her aside and said "just to clarify you meant clever about hiding the pregnancy not clever for getting pregnant right? Because there are other people who are ttc and that could have been upsetting!" And I'm just like gees, if only that was the worst thing anyone had said to me! Haha!
Me - 30, Dh - 38 ttc #1 since June 2011
natural bfp June 2012 - mc 5.5 weeks; 5 cycles clomid; 2 unsuccessful ivf.