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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({