Oct 14

You just love when a fertile or an unhelpful relative informs you that “you’re next” to get pregnant. It starts off with a subtle wink and smile and then you are told that you “will be next.”


How do you know that I will be next? Just because my friend, sister, brother, relative just got pregnant does not mean I will be ‘next.’ Do you have some kind of inside information telling you that I will be the next one? If so, please share. You said last year after you got pregnant that I would be ‘next’ but then I wasn’t. How do you explain that? I thought we had a verbal agreement that I would be next. You said it yourself. I WOULD BE NEXT!! But then 5 other women got pregnant and I wasn’t next so I am confused. Can you please explain further? WHY AM I NOT NEXT??

If being ‘next’ means that I will get pregnant within 1-10 years, spend a significant amount of money on fertility medication, fail several fertility procedures, experiment with donor sperm and eggs and pee on a negative pregnancy stick each month, then I guess I am ‘next.’

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9 Responses to “#875 No, I’m not next!”

  1. MK says:

    Another great one! :D:D

  2. Alison says:

    Mmmhmmm.. definitely agree

  3. callmemama says:

    Hahaha, if only you could sue the relative/friend/neighbor for breach of contract after you make the verbal agreement to be "next". That, at least, would help you fund more treatments…

  4. Shanny says:

    Good one!
    The next person who says I'm next will get their nose broken for sure…

  5. InfertileNaomi says:

    I'm only 'next' to ovulate.

  6. Another Dreamer says:

    Defintely agree :)I've heard that "I'm next" far to often. Or how about the gem, when I did get pregnant I was told, "I told you it would happen!" Wow, I'm glad they're so clairvoyant. And then I miscarried a week later. Hmm, they didn't see that one coming, oddly enough…

  7. Dani says:

    love the t-shirt.

  8. ButterflyKiss says:

    Ditto to what InfertileNaomi stated..although right now I am 'next' for AF since o is behind me right now…

  9. says:

    I know this is an older post, but I just had to comment!

    Since everyone on both sides have kids or are expecting, we’ve been told “you’re next “quite a bit lately. I figured that was kind of obvious as we are the only ones left? Who else can possibly be next to start having kids!?

    I just found your blog and I am loving it!