22. Were you the product of infertility? Was anyone you know the product of infertility? How do you know? Or do you just suspect based on circumstances like age differences between siblings, time between marriage and conception, etc.
I, myself, wasn’t. My mom told me it took her seven months to get pregnant with me. However, there is a four-year age difference between my middle sister and I, and my mom had said it took a long time to finally get pregnant with her. I suppose that could possibly mean my mom was going through infertility, since it took longer than a year of actively trying.
I know several others who had difficulty conceiving and either have children with bigger age gaps, or only one child. I was reading a statistic the other day and it said about 60% of couples will eventually get pregnant on their own within 6 years. However, most people don’t, or can’t, wait that long and start medical intervention. So, maybe my mom is one of those people. All I know, is that I don’t want to wait it out and see what happens.
In other news, I got a new job! I start Wednesday and will be working in a clinic as a triage nurse. I am so excited, but I am also wigging myself out having to have the talk with my manager:
Me: “Um, so I know you just hired me and all, but I have this pesky reproductive plumbing issue and you get to give me time off for my doctor’s appointments!”
Manager: “Oh my dear, that is no problem at all! I completely understand what you are going through and will give you all the time off you need! And when you get pregnant I will give you 6 months of maternity leave!!”
We’ll see. My beta will be scheduled the following Tuesday and as long as I get the order faxed to my own clinic, I can schedule it early in the morning before work. Speaking of which, I haven’t decided if I am going to POAS before that. A lot of people do and I would want to find out myself first. But then, I don’t. I’m scared. And I don’t know why, because I am not even feeling like this time worked. But I am just so sick of negative pregnancy tests. I don’t know.