14. If a very observant stranger were to walk into your house, what clues could lead them to believe that you have struggled with infertility?
My husband and I bought a 5 bedroom house. It’s just the two of us and a dog. So the first thing a stranger would notice is: there are a lot of bedrooms. Upstairs, besides for our bedroom, we have one room painted yellow that is solely used for storage. The closet in there is filled with overflow clothing. The other bedroom, painted the perfect baby-green is also storage. I tried to make it a room for just my stuff, but when you are not trying not to get pregnant, you hold back from completely moving in there because you think, Well this month could be the month, so I don’t want to move stuff in there completely because a baby could be coming soon. Downstairs, we have a giant room that has just lately become my husband’s office/wine-making room. The last room has been turned into my scrapbooking/get-away room. There are a lot of rooms.
A stranger would see mostly pictures of the two of us, and just as many pictures of the dog. They would see my fertility meds in the fridge. There are no toys in the living room, no sippy cups, no fingerprints on the windows. I have an ovulation calendar app on my phone. The number to the fertility clinic is on the inside cupboard, along with doctor appointments on the wall calendar. There are OPK test sticks in the bathroom, along with several pregnancy tests, “just in case.” We have no baby ornaments on the tree, no baby stocking hanging over the fireplace. There is just so much space.
Tomorrow is our CD10 u/s to see how my follicles are growing. Pray for big mature follicles!