Friday, August 29, 2008

100th post

Who knew? I hoped that I would have transitioned this blog to the "Father-to-be" variety by now, but why would I want to do that? I'm just getting into the groove of this infertility thing, so why should I move on just now that I'm getting so damned good at it?

My wife's cousin announced she is pregnant this week. Yippee.

Off into the weekend ... should be an exciting one. Will spend a nice quiet evening with my wife and dog tonight, perhaps around a bonfire in the back yard, then I will release millions of deformed sperm unto her (my wife, not the dog). Tomorrow, off to see my pregnant sister, and one of my best friends, whose wife will probably announce she is pregnant. Then my sister-in-law will come to stay with us, and we'll watch the Michigan State game (can't wait for college football!) - sis-in-law is probably pregnant too ( ... probably a stretch ... )

In summary: Family stuff during the day while my testes generate subpar product to be sent on their tangled journey at night. Repeat.


Smoochie said...

Literally every other day someone tells me their knocked up, well congrats jerks, congrats.

Trace said...

Yup. My immediate family has boiled down to 6 and usually 4 because my brother and his wife are an island unto themselves. The extended family though? Growing by leaps and bounds. Baby's baby's everywhere.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Well done on the 100 posts.

It's really hard when you feel you are being passed by with pregnancies.

Enjoy the sperm releasing.

Liz said...

Well, I speak from the wife's point of view, albeit a wife who is past the infertility (2 kids!) but remembers the pain and longing and envy and thinking I shouldn't be jealous but I was anyway, and all that garbage very, very, very well. My husband still says the very worst was when two longtime friends announced they were pregnant the same week, when we'd been ... well, you all know. (As it turns out, we were pregnant 6 months later! So yes, it does happen.) But that pain is there, always waiting.

Can I suggest a book for you? It's about a couple who has already been there: Tiny Toes: A Couple's Journey Through Infertility, Prematurity, and Depression. Though it's written by the wife, there is a chapter by her husband, Dave, which is a helpful glimpse inside the man's perspective. He's been there, and perhaps can help shoulder your pain.