Sep 09

You know you’re infertile when…

  1. Everyone at the fertility clinic knows your name including the nurses and secretary. It’s like an episode of Cheers, just without the bar and unlimited alcohol.
  2. You accidentally said the word “ovulate” during a work board meeting.
  3. You’ve taken a pregnancy test after your trigger shot so you could actually see two lines.
  4. You’ve rubbed your baby nephew or niece’s head for good luck and whispered in their ear “I want a baby too.”
  5. You look at the toilet paper at least 10 times per day and you’re not always sure what you’re looking for.
  6. You’ve had an emotional breakdown at least 4 times this week.
  7. You’ve said positive affirmations to your uterus before going to bed… “I will get pregnant.” “My body is ready for pregnancy.”
  8. You know your husband’s exact sperm count and the measurement of your uterine lining.
  9. You’ve asked Doctor Google “Is having a cold and cough a pregnancy symptom?”
  10. You’ve held a pregnancy test up to a bathroom light to try to see a second line.

Just remember, we are only temporarily experiencing infertility. We learn from it and then find strength to move forward.

12 Responses to “#720 You Know you’re Infertile When…”

  1. says:

    “Hello, my name is Jenny and I’m an infertile.”

  2. says:

    man this is me! and I was so proud that they new my name. Now I just know that I am sad and infertile :)although nice to know there are other loons out there too!

  3. Dawn from the frozen North says:

    You know when you are infertile when:
    ….. your chart at the fertility clinic is three inches thick and has three volumes….

    ….. the last three receptionists know your name….

    …… the lab techs and the cleaning staff know your name….. and you know theirs….

  4. says:

    Not only do all the staff at my clinic know me, I even have my own special background music. They turn it on every time I come in. I live in Japan and the doctor likes a singer from New Zealand. Unfortunately this singer sings very moving heart wrenching songs, not really what I need when I am in a highly emotional state. How many times, that damn music has nearly turned me into a bawling mess.

  5. Misty says:

    You know you’re infertile when you see infertility “code” everywhere.
    My husbands sister just got married a month ago and is in her last semester of college but when she posted about going to TTC (Trident Technical College) I said oh my god they’re already trying to have a baby. Although I quickly figured out she was talking about school I still predict she’ll be pregnant before me. She was 11 when my husband and I started dating!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I just got my infertile positive 1 week ago. ever since I keep repeating to myself “I am not infertile” maybe it’s my mantra to keep things on track and going well. but I hadn’t realized how much I identified myself with (and didn’t like) this classification of myself. I’ll still be reading your blog to keep me laughing and hoping for everyone that the infertility label is temporary! (even if the club membership is lifetime!)

  7. scandinavian endo girl, only-aunti? says:

    ….It´s been two years since you told your younges, then two month old, niece that you´ve been trying your best to give here a cousin and it will bee soon.

    …. when you start to dream of pinapples in every shape and form, and wake up wondering if you can OD on pineapples.

    … you get a panic attac when your accupuncturist have a day off on the day of your FET.

  8. Toni says:

    Not just holding the pregnancy test to the light, but at every angle and also trying to crack it open to see if maybe there’s a faint second line underneath there that’s somehow being masked by the screen.

  9. Anonymous says:

    You know you are infertile when you wash your hands BEFORE using the lavatory (because you’ll be sticking a finger in your chichi to check CM, even if it’s CD 26).

  10. says:

    I feel like every darn month for the last 2.5 years has been a quest for that illusive second line!!!! I’m so sick of peeing on things it’s ridiculous!

  11. arrianablue says:

    When insemination involves your doctor instead of your husband … lol

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