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.
August 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm
We ARE more fun! I’ve already warned my coworkers that if I start stroking the beard, that I fear will come from me taking DHEA, to promptly let me know! If you can’t have a good laugh once in a while, you’ll go crazy! Good luck to you!!
August 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm
You too! And you’re right about laughing!
August 2, 2012 at 7:17 pm
Yes, yes, and yes! We’re the best! (Oh, except for the whole being infertile thing,)
August 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm
we’re still the best 🙂
August 2, 2012 at 7:19 pm
Yeah… I’ve always found it very ironic that we go on the Pill to get pregnant !! Love the t-shirt 🙂 xo
August 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm
I have plans to buy both the shirt and the magnet, hopefully soon!
August 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm
I thought the same about birth control pills…. Never took them prior to dealing with infertility…..
August 2, 2012 at 10:29 pm
I took them for 8 years to prevent pregnancy. Go figure that one.
August 2, 2012 at 9:47 pm
Yeah for “go” time! I definitely think starting onto the IVF train can feel pretty anticlimactic for awhile…especially during the BCP part.
August 2, 2012 at 10:29 pm
Yeah nothing really feels different yet….perhaps once I hand over my credit card….ha
August 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm
I begin birth control for my first IVF on Saturday. I don’t have a blog (yet), but I hope I can share a little of the craziness with you, at least as a reader. Also? Love the “I kicked infertility’s stupid ass” line.
August 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm
Absolutely! We can be cycle buddies – keep in touch!
(Also, I totally plan on buying that magnet too!)
August 3, 2012 at 6:01 am
Hehe love your sense of humor. Hope you have the right reason to buy those things soon!
August 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm
Ugh I feel the same way about the BC. It is so counterintuitive. BUT- it means real action is coming soon. I have 7 more to go. Can’t wait to be done with ’em!
August 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Man I’m only on day 3 – and I swear they are making me irritable and emotional!
August 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm
I kid you not, its been suggested by patients that he create a “Dr. Yelian’s Baby with an arrow” pointing down.
A friend of mine who also goes there when told she was in fact pregnant said with a straight face” Well how am I supposed to take care of a baby? You have all my money” He was so startled it took him a moment to realize she was only kind of kidding.
August 4, 2012 at 6:11 am
There is also a shirt that says something like ” mom and dad spent my college tuition having me ” considering one ivf is about the same as one year of college….
August 4, 2012 at 11:34 am
ACK! Stop reminding me! :p
August 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm
Love this post and the humor. I hear you on the BCP. But you are getting your ovaries synched up and ready to pop out some prime, grade A eggs. Now you can sex it up like a college coed without any regard for getting pregnant …. isn’t that why we all were on the pill back then. =-) Very exciting for your upcoming cycle. And I’m here for some good laughs, too.