After months of trying to conceive without success, you might begin to wonder, “Am I infertile?” And the best way to answer this question is not by taking the quizzes online or checking off 8 out of the 10 symptoms listed on WebMD. It is also not through the results of your most recent blood work or doctor’s diagnosis. Instead, the best way to know is if you can answer “YES” to one or more of the following…
You Google 1,279 different possible pregnancy symptoms during the two-week wait.
You know exactly how long you have been trying to conceive…”Yes, Doc. We have been trying for 83 months, 17 days, and 4 hours.
Your dog gives birth to puppies, and you are somewhat jealous.
Your waitress at Cracker Barrel asks you what type of eggs you want, and your first thought is…”Fertilized! I want them fertilized!”
You have cried while purchasing tampons.
You measure your life in two-week increments.
There are ovulation prediction sticks in the top right drawer of your desk.
You have literally taken a pregnancy test apart. Why? So you can take the paper strip out and hold it up closer to light just in case the pink line is too faint to see through the display window. Logical, right?
You have had multiple conversations with your husband about the best way to get pregnant, and many ideas didn’t actually include having sex.
You have five (or more) “How to get pregnant” books on your nightstand (more in your amazing cart), extra OPK’s in your purse, the core of pineapple in your fridge, and lucky baby socks underneath your pillow for “good luck.”
You carry your fur baby around like they are a real baby. Maybe even have a stroller for them.
You know your cycle day better than the actual day of the month.
You are constantly saying, “This time next year, I will be pregnant.”
During the two-week wait, you examine, smash, touch, poke, and prod your breasts for swelling or tenderness, as this is a GUARANTEED sign of pregnancy.
You have “splurged” by drinking a caffeinated beverage.
You count the number of pregnant women you see while in Wal-Mart, Target, the gas station, McDonald’s, church…well, you get the point.
You reference to things such as….”That couch is worth at least one IUI.”
So, did you find yourself not only saying “YES” but also smiling while nodding your head up and down and calling out your husband in from the other room just so that you could read each one out loud to him? If so, you might be infertile.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s edition of “Laughing Your Way through Infertility.” As always, I hope you have a great week, and don’t forget to find time to laugh and enjoy the journey while you are on the path to reaching your destination.
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