“You’re so lucky you didn’t have to go through pregnancy! Stretchmarks are the worst!”
“You want my kids? Oh, the days of sleeping in! Are you sure you want kids? They’re a ton of work.”
Ouch, that smarts.
“You’re adopting? Ohhh, you know what’s going to happen now! “
OK, now, them’s fightin’ words. And all in one day. Dang.
After three years of infertility, I’ve heard it all and really, truly don’t think I’m all that sensitive to the typical comments (yes, I’m more than aware that not having a baby increases my chances of cervical cancer, but thanks for bringing it up….again! A vacation will cure infertility? Wow, thanks for your unsolicited advice! A fertility doctor, you say? I’ve been seeing the local vet, but maybe a fertility doctor will do the trick!) This blog is not about the negatives, but it’s just been One of Those Days, and just have to say…..I am continually surprised by the insensitivity of those around us. And it’s Friday. And I’m tired.
And I am eternally grateful for those who stand behind us as we face the uncertain future, with support, love and excitement for our future family. In fact, I am more grateful for you every day.
So thanks. We couldn’t do this without you.