Hey baby sister, I’m so glad you’re uterus is working properly but can you hold off getting pregnant with baby #2 until I get knocked up?
You love your younger or older sibling, and you are truly happy that she didn’t have fertility problems….. but seriously bratty sister, you kind of wanted to provide the first grandchild. All those childhood years of fighting and what does she do? She gets pregnant before you can even say transvaginal wand. Maybe she even had one of those so-called accidental pregnancies or just tried one time and bing, bang, boom, it happened. There you are trying for months and months and she sweeps in, glowing with a fertility aura, announcing her pregnancy news. You are so happy for her (and only 30-80 percent jealous) but now she is talking about having baby number 2. ARE YOU KIDDING? Two babies in 2 years? Is your husband’s sperm made of magic? Do you lay the perfect grade A eggs? Are you a rare couple that doesn’t even require ovulation to reproduce? Your own uterus doesn’t understand that concept of getting pregnant. And you have no idea how anyone can get pregnant without an RE, fertility drugs and Progesterone.
Hey, here’s a funny idea, sweet sister. How about you wait until we get pregnant, and then maybe give it a good old fashion heave ho. Feel free to have baby-making intercourse with my brother-in-law then. But maybe you just know that she is about to make her pregnancy announcement. Perhaps you’re sitting at the family dinner table and see your sister or brother open their mouth slowly and you see them mouth the words “We haveeee something to tellllll you..” In slow motion, you feel your chest start to cave in, your eyes start to tear and then you jump head first across the dining room table landing in the your mother’s homemade biscuits shouting “Nooooooooo. Don’t sayyyyyyy it.”
But she does and everyone gets up to hug and celebrate. Because it is a wonderful celebration and infertility makes you forget that along the way. And you tear up a bit, take a deep breath to blow out the negative energy, and look at your husband with a small but strong smile, knowing that one day it will be your turn too. Until then, you hold onto hope and just keep believing.