Wednesday, January 30, 2002

more babies! another cousin is due later in the year. etc.

my friends R & H have had to go to baby sleep school. She and the baby are in hospital for up to a week at the sleep centre. in other words, the baby has totally and entirely taken over her whole life.

in other news, we now have an appointment with my nice GP on Monday night to seek referral to fertility specialists.

here we go, here we go, here we go...

Friday, January 25, 2002

so I mention that maybe the problem is with my cervical fluid and we could perhaps think about some strategic use of eggwhite, and he says "if that's the problem, why aren't we doing that already?"
and instead of saying "because I've been putting off remedial action until I'm really sure we have a problem, because it all sounds really gooey and unromantic and because it will be the first step on a road I am really not looking forward to (being all the interventions and proddings and try-this-try-that)", I say "well, it's not just me doing this. you could have suggested that too. it's in the book."
because I also do not want to be "in charge" of this process too. although it will of course be me making doctor's appointments, reminding him, looking up special diets, just as it's been me taking temperatures etc. and yes, he does want children too. he's just a man, and they are not very good at this kind of ongoing life management thing.

which is all a complex way of leading up to this being my sixth period since we started trying, which means that we are officially having difficulty getting pregnant.

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

gawd, they're coming out of the woodwork. now my friend who is living in a remote mining village for three years while her accountant husband earns the kind of bucks you do for that kind of work, is also pregnant, as of Christmas Eve. she has told only me so far as it's very early and she trusts me to shut up. another good reason this blog is anonymous.
I rang her - the first time I've actually called, as email seems to work well for us - and told her I really hadn't expected her to get pregnant first. neither had she.
I also emailed her back telling her I was a bit jealous. I can say things like that to her. now I'm going to go and get her some pregnancy books - support is pretty thin on the ground up there, although all the other "wives" are baby machines (nothing else to do, it seems).
she'll come back here to have the baby, of course. you just wouldn't do it up there; no hospital at all, for a start. so at least I'll get her back for a while.

Saturday, January 19, 2002

no, no throwing up. probably no pregnancy, either.

however my sister-in-law, who is about my age and still breastfeeding her last, has just got pregnant for the third time in four years.

I hope it's a girl this time.

Sunday, January 06, 2002

survived that. day 12 of current cycle. about to go off bushwalking with a group of people I haven't met yet. wonder if I'll get pregnant and start throwing up on day 2 of walk. does it work that way? wonder if maybe I won't get pregnant and will have to trot off to meet interesting specialists holding very strange metal implements which they wish to insert into me.
cycle 6: fingers crossed, folks!

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