April 25, 2012

Infertility Awareness Week

Fittingly for us, as we are coming off of another failed month, this week is National Infertility Awareness Week.
Nick and I had a little conversation about this the other day.  It went like this.

Me:  Guess What.  It's National Infertility Awareness Week.
Nick:  Really?  I thought that was every week.  You make me aware every day.

And it's true.  I can think of little else.

So, yesterday, when I came home, I decided to watch some old episodes of The Office, because sometimes humor is the best medicine.  Only, the episodes I watched weren't old enough, and Pam had a baby, and therefore, I hated her.  So, as I dove deeper and deeper into my wallowing wilderness, I took my little fur munchkins, crawled into bed with them, and snuggled them to sleep.  And this morning when I woke up, things did not feel quite so dreary.  
So, while yesterday I wanted to give up on this whole baby making business, today I had a new resolve.  I called the pharmacy to fill the prescription that was prescribed to me months ago, but that I couldn't bring myself to fill, because do I really need that?  Isn't God bigger than that?  Sure He is, but we're doing the best we can down here trying to figure this whole thing out, and this is the next step.  So, we're taking it, and trusting God that someday this whole thing will work out.

  And, because laughter is the best medicine, I had to share this blog:  999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility
It's one of the funniest blogs I've ever read.  Maybe it won't be funny to everyone, but I can't help laughing out loud at her posts because I can relate to so many of them.  These are a few of my favorites:

And how am I celebrating this infertility week?
I am going to eat tons and tons of Sushi and drink lots and lots of beer.
So, take that pregnant people!

(if only I liked raw fish and beer, that would be so much more fun to say)


  1. just you wait, you'll get pregnant and all you'll crave is beer and sushi, it's gonna happen.

  2. I don't know if I've ever commented on your blog before, but I just wanted to wish you the best of luck. Don't feel bad about that prescription; your post reminded me of a quote that says something to the effect of, "After you get on your knees and pray, get on your feet and get to work." Just because a drug may or may not be helping you doesn't mean God isn't. You'll get there.

  3. Your post made me smile!! and I didn't even know it was IAWeek. I too suffer, but I keep the faith and know one day it will be our day!

    Keep your head up...

    Have a fabulous day!

  4. I am sorry y'all are going through this. I don't understand what y'all are dealing with because I do have a son.... But I will say this- the thing second best to having your own child is adopting one. I was adopted practically before I was born. My parents had infertility issues, so this was their.... not necessarily remedy.... but I can't think of a different word. Y'all both seem like such great people with such great faith, so I know y'all will be blessed one day... whether it be through your "own" child or one you choose out of many who don't have a home. I'll second what Tiffany said: "After you get on your knees and pray, get on your feet and get to work." Just because a drug may or may not be helping you doesn't mean God isn't. You'll get there.

  5. I'm getting sushi for lunch today... want to come?? :)

  6. Mindy, your post helps me know how to pray for you-thanks for sharing; the same day you posted on your blog, I read a post from a friend-I wanted to share it with you: gilandamy@blogspot.com
    the post from April 25 is titled "Grace Abounding"