A great article came out recently on fitpregnancy.com called “You know your pregnant after infertility if.…”. It’s a cute little piece of light hilarity that really rings true to me. Here are the highlights.
… the thought of conceiving via sex sounds as quaint as making your own soap or lighting the house with a kerosene lamp.
… you’ve been taking prenatal vitamins since 2011.
… “you feel guilty posting any photos of your bump on social media because you don’t want to make other women struggling to become pregnant jealous.” (I would have said sad/hurt rather than jealous but whatevs.)
… your baby announcement is a jumble of acronyms: “After 2 years unexplained IF, 3 failed IUIs (all BFN), 2 IVFs with ICSI, we finally have our BFP!”
… nothing baby-related is bought until you’ve passed the 24-week mark.
… the notion of twins doesn’t even freak you out because at least that way you’ll get more for your money
And I would add –
…you always feel like a mommy “imposter”.
…you continue to pee on sticks well after the pregnancy is confined just to revel in the double lines.
…you’re hyperaware of how non-pregnant women look at you because you worry they might be having trouble conceiving and you know even seeing you makes them sad.
…you know the sex of the baby before the Dr. tells you because you have so much experience reading ultrasounds.
What would you add?
I can relate to those SO much!! I think especially the one about getting pregnant just by having sex. I can’t even wrap my head around the idea that it’s THAT simple for millions of people. 😜
I know right?! So quaint.
Ha! I love the one about having sex to get pregnant! I’ve said it so many times to people and they look at me like I’m mad!! 😂
Great post!!! And fab your sharing your story!!
Seriously! The idea that it could ever be that easy for anyone is perplexing to me. Thanks for the comment!
Yeah..I know… it’s laughable really.. and the concept of when people panic that they think they could be pregnant?? I understand I’m not usual but I just couldn’t imagine it being a negative thing….
“…you’re hyperaware of how non-pregnant women look at you because you worry they might be having trouble conceiving and you know even seeing you makes them sad”. This. I give this look a lot at preggos. When I get there someday, I’m going to be hyperaware about it. I was thinking of designing a tee shirt and wearing it when it happens like a billboard to those in the wait that Hubby and I struggled for years.
I love that idea. Kind of like those annoying “All I wanted was a back massage shirts” but with a message like “All it took was 4 years, 84 shots, $70K and a river of tears”.