TTC: The Bright Side

10 Aug

The people who say that starting a family is easy and fun have clearly never dealt with the enigma that is my reproductive system.  After trying to conceive for what feels like darn near a decade now (but is actually closer to just a year), it’s hard not to get discouraged.  I’ve been in a bit of an I’m-never-going-to-have-a-baby funk lately, so I’ve decided to look at the bright side of trying to conceive.  Here’s what I’ve come up with:

1. The Obviously Fun Part.

2. For once, my mother is 100% supportive of my sex life.

3. I am really, REALLY good at peeing on a stick/in a cup/on demand.  This is an important skill that not many people have.  I could give lessons.  I’m THAT good.

4. I get to talk about sex with people who ordinarily would feel uncomfortable with that topic of conversation.  (random acquaintance: “Oh, you’re trying to start a family?  How often are you having sex?  Do you do every day or every other day?”  Me: “Uhh… what’s your name again?”)

5. I’m on a first name basis with everyone at my local drug store.  (After about the sixth pregnancy test they stop judging you and actually ask how you’re doing).

6. I know things about my body that other people only dream about knowing about their own bodies (for example, I now find myself thinking things like, “Gosh my fingers are swollen today.  I must have eaten too much protein yesterday”).

7.  I’ve learned all kinds of cool lingo from frequenting fertility and parenting blogs.  For example, I totally understand the following:  “DH and I have recently gone from NTNP to TTC, and we’re OTM!”

8. People I have never actually met (my dear blogger friends) send me “baby dust” on a regular basis.  Groovy!  I’ll take positive energy anywhere I can get it, yo.

9. “I’m ovulating” is now an acceptable excuse to avoid undesirable social and/or family functions.

10. The longer we have to wait for a darling little snuggle bug, the more we’ll appreciate him-or-her when we finally meet him-or-her. })i({


6 Responses to “TTC: The Bright Side”

  1. ferabeth August 10, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    Yeah, that’s right. I like my own post.

  2. amy August 10, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    stop stressing about it. we stressed over conceiving lucy and after 10 months…my doctor told me to relax and enjoy my husband. i took it to heart and that was the month we conceived. stressing about it hinders the process and gets you nowhere.

  3. Regina August 10, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    Hugs! It was great to see you today. I agree that the whole escapade of pregnancy somehow makes it socially ok to talk about a whole lot of otherwise private stuff. That part is weird to me no matter where you are in the process.
    We think good thoughts of fertility for you 🙂

  4. Brenda August 10, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

    It’ll happen! Relax! Enjoy! Pray! Hey, insn’t that similar to the name of a move lately???

  5. amanda August 11, 2010 at 12:05 am #

    If you would like to borrow a baby in the meantime, I have one to spare. I’ll even throw in a preschooler for good measure!

  6. Julie August 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    Leave it to you to be able to come up with a list of positives! Just one of the many reasons why I’m sure you’re gonna be a perfect mama!

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