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20 Reasons to be okay with not being pregnant or having a baby right now…

…because sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.

20. I can drink as much as I want.
19. I don’t have to cut up anyone else’s chicken tenders at the dinner table.
18. I can go on vacation and only be responsible for myself.
17. I don’t have to pay for babysitting.
16. Baby clothes can be expensive.
15. I’m not good at styling children’s hair.
14. I can drink as much as I want.
13. I forget to eat breakfast myself half the time, I’m pretty sure a toddler wouldn’t find that too great.
12. I don’t have to “make sure the kids are asleep”. LOL
11. I can drink as much as I want.
10.I’m not focused enough to remember my own schedules and appointments…
9. I can spoil my niece to the point of no return…and then take her home.
8. At church, I can pay FULL attention.
7. If my husband and I choose to stay in the house on all “family” holidays, no one complains that we didn’t bring over their Snookums.
6. No backwash in my soda cans.
5. I can afford to spoil my dog. (Shout out to Sasha!) LOL
4. I don’t have to put those annoying plastic plugs in all my sockets or round off the edges of my tables and desks….
3. I can drink as much alcohol as I want.
2. I don’t have to struggle with car seats and Snugli’s when I want to run into the store for a second.
1. It gives me a reason to hope and something to anticipate…

And despite all those reasons…its still something I want more than anything. As I told a friend earlier tonight, infertility and its ups and downs are the true Alanis Morrisette-onies of life.

The Waiting Game – Submitted Anonymously

The following was submitted anonymously by a great and loving friend of mine who graciously shared her story with us. Thank you to my special Broken Brown Eggshell!

The Waiting Game

I am 37 years old, married for 3 years, and we have no children. We have been on the journey towards motherhood for 2 years. I am grateful for my awesome insurance policy… a lot of people complain about HMOs, but I’m one that is grateful. There is the “waiting” game with the HMO but good things come to those who wait. I’ve learned to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to my motherhood journey.

My husband and I became aggressive in the journey to motherhood in Nov. 08. Since then, we have been on a roller coaster ride… and I just say thank you Lord. Referred to an RE that we began seeing in Dec.08 only to learn that the HMO was dropping the clinic from its network in Feb. 09. So after hubby and I complete the necessary testing with the clinic we were faced with another referral for a new RE. We weren’t to excited about it, but by any means necessary. The new RE wanted to do further testing…still awaiting on more test to take.

I can’t say that I’ve been frustrated because I haven’t. I know God is the keeper of time and his time is always perfect. So every time I see a “belly” I whisper “God thank you for showing me what’s to come for us”.

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