Why does JLo defensively make the point that no fertility treatments were used in the conception of her twins?She certainly wouldn’t be the first woman who turned to a team of experts to jump start her family. Is medical intervention in the area of baby making considered that shameful?
What type of cabinets should I choose for the kitchen remodel we’re planning this summer? That’s right. I haven’t tested my marriage enough with fertility treatments and the like. It’s time to put it to the ultimate test with a home remodel that will require us to “camp” in our house. Coping strategies welcome…
How do you know when you’re bona fide barren? When your infertile friends start falling pregnant. While I’m seriously happy for them (and I’m not just saying that), I was taken aback as I tried to tally how many new mothers and pregnancies I’ve heard about in the blogosphere in the last year. So in reviewing my blogroll there’s Princess Smarty Pants, Liana, TeamWinks, Bumble, Louise, Amy and, of more recent vintage in no particular order: Aurelia, DD, Artblog, Heather, Kristen, Fertilize, Deanna, Geohde, Bea, Meghan, The Infertility Monster, Schatzi, Making Peace, Kami, Portia, Ann, Miss E and there are others who have asked to keep a low profile for now.
(Updated: Re-reading this part of the post I realize that behind this thought was the sensation, the feeling of once again being on the outside looking in. I just had visions of y’all getting the “welcome to motherhood” package in the mail and, well, my mailbox has cobwebs in it. It’s not about you. It’s about
me and okay … got the message. More to work on — this life business is so damned complicated, which makes this next part even more important…)
How do I want to live my second adulthood? Author Gail Sheehy says we get two ‘adulthoods.’ So now I have to figure out who and what I want to be when I grow up — again. This next time around I want to be someone who doesn’t feel like a reluctant participant in my own life – which is how I mostly view the past decade. That’s the way it is when everyone is moving in one direction and you’re not — sort of like being the Rockette who doesn’t kick when everyone else does.
In adulthood numero duo, I want to learn my own dance, perhaps mambo-esque and make my way through with loads of laughter and lots more wisdom than the first time around.
In the meantime, I think I’ll distract myself with some kitchen-related shopping…who knew there were so many sinks to choose from?