The December holidays are fast approaching and you have 0-1 cycles left in the hopes of getting pregnant before Christmas. You’re not holding your breath. Last holiday season, you said to yourself “Self, this time next year, I will be pregnant.” Instead, you’re pretty sure you’ll be sending out those infertile holiday greeting card yet again.
Seasons Greetings! Love Mark, Julie and our 12 negative pregnancy tests
But this year you have a plan. You have let infertility ruin your holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, Saturday nights, board game nights for the last time! This holiday season, you are taking your life back! So what if your fertility clinic is closed for two weeks during your f$#ing peak ovulation period? So what if cousin Martha announces she’s pregnant again during the family turkey dinner? So what if Great Aunt Pearl asks you why you’re still not pregnant yet? Who cares if Aunt Flow shows up right during sister-in-law’s surprise 4th pregnancy announcement? Who cares if you just failed your 8th IVF cycle and you have no money left for Christmas presents? Infertility has ruined your days for far too long and this year, you plan to enjoy yourself regardless of what happened (or didn’t happen). You can’t change what happened last year but you will dive into 2011 stronger, more hopeful and determined than ever before.
Infertility, we are going to kick your ass this year! Be afraid.
(And don’t forget to re-read a classic holiday infertility favorite, ‘Twas the night before your period when all through the house…)