Yesterday I took my first birth control pill in nearly 3 years. I know this is not a new revelation, but I thought about how bizarre it is that I am going to be taking 3 weeks worth of birth control so that I can try to get pregnant. Taking a pill that is used to prevent pregnancy in order to carry out the best chance we have to get pregnant.
This means that we have officially pressed “go” on this IVF (though I totally missed the ribbon cutting ceremony….maybe I slept through it), something that only happened in my imagination until now. Surprisingly, I am not nearly as excited as I expected. I suppose I am reserving my judgement for when we get deeper into this.
In one of my previous infertility tattoo searches, I stumbled across the cafepress website, which I’ve always been a huge fan of. Any site that sells funny-borderline-on-inappropriate stuff gets two thumbs up in my book. I chuckled at some of the infertility related merchandise and then it hit me.
Infertiles’ are more fun. And here are 3 reasons why:
1. We are sex-perts.
We have to be. Seriously. Anyone on their quest this long has an extensive knowledge on the various “ways” in which the act can be done. Because I’m sorry, but you get to a point where your brothers cousin once tried it upside down and backwards while holding up her legs in the air for exactly 2.65 minutes and it worked for them! Oh wait, but my uncle’s sister’s nephew once stood on her head 10 minutes afterwards and followed it up with a glass of 1% milk. So we are gonna try it, and probably more than once. (and don’t ask me how you do it upside down and backwards – its a secret)
2. We are witty
Because we have a never ending stream of “that’s what she said” ready and waiting. Take today’s (mostly one way) conversation with my running partner for example:
Me: my tattoo is itching, but I’m not supposed to scratch it. When it really bothers me I try to rub it. Or smack it. Yeah, when I smack it or rub it, it feels better.
3. We are creative
Simply because we’ve been waiting so long to make a pregnancy announcement, we have about a million fun and creative ways to do it. I’ve thought of some cute ones, but the most recent takes the cake. While perusing cafepress that day, I came across this absolute gem of a shirt:
Oh hell yes.
If you don’t want to wear a shirt, there is always this:
Please feel free to add to the list. I need all the humor I can get in the next 6-8 weeks.