Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Just Another Quick Update

There was a helicopter crash two houses behind mine two weeks ago.  I watched it drop out of the sky and was sure the pilot died. He did.  It was very sad and later I learned that a friend of mine was good friends with the pilot.  As they say, "It's a small world."

The reason I am blogging about it was that the evening news interviewed me like they do when something interesting happens in a neighborhood.  I believe they picked me because they saw I had two small children (we were just back from a walk and sitting on the porch).  I kept thinking of PJ's pieces 'as a mother' where she takes news articles and changes 'as a mother' to 'as an infertile'.  As if I had a more important perspective because (gasp!) my kids could have been killed!  Despite how they portrayed me, I am not worried about another such accident.  And when they asked me if I had something else to add, I did not say what I was thinking, "I know I look fertile, but I am not and having kids does not make me an authority on either helicopter crashes or the mood of the neighborhood."

In news closer to home, I am back to work in my part-time-from-home role.  It was a tough first day because I always had one of the kids in my lap.  LB is having a hard time readjusting and we are all adjusting to having two kids instead of one.  By the end of my 4 hour day, I was so sad I felt like crying.  I couldn't even tell you why.  It really wasn't that hard and normally I would get frustrated not sad while trying to juggle a kid and work. It makes me wonder where that feeling was coming from. Well, we shall figure it all out in time.

Despite the transition to work, things are going well here. I am still very happy and relieved to be done trying to conceive.  Yesterday I (virtually) sat with Sarah as she waited for her beta.  I believe it was her 7th IVF but the first with donor gametes (DS/DE).  It was one of those cycles that just has to work, but yet you know it might not (I guess they are all that was to some degree).  It brought back how awful that space it.  Such hope and fear and dread and hope and anxiety and hope and you can't really know what it is like unless you have been there. Thankfully and wonderfully, she got a great first beta.

Finally a picture Leah snapped on the way back from from riding the carousel.  The blue fabric over my arm is the baby sling I should have been using.


Lavender Luz said...

You really have your hands full -- literally and figuratively!

This made me laugh because of the absurd assumption: "I know I look fertile, but I am not and having kids does not make me an authority on either helicopter crashes or the mood of the neighborhood."

niobe said...

Love the picture!

MrsSpock said...

When I went to get my beta drawn today, another gal was there for one too, happily reading Fit Pregnancy. I resisted the urge to say, "Some of us had to wait a couple years for this."

I love that picture- it is full of abundance.

battynurse said...

That picture is great.
And how sad and such a freak accident about the helicopter. I too like your almost statement that Lavender mentioned.

Leah and Maya said...

geez I didn't realize you were out for a walk, thats pretty scary since pieces were flying off of it. yes love the fertility comment, might have been funny if you said it but then again I guess eventually we have to get past it.
Yay for a good BETA thats very exciting, congrats to your friend!
I loved the picture I'm tellin gyou it was a prefect moment monday and it was even really on a monday.
suck about work, i tellyou just quit! you know miss LB will come around she loves her favorite person its just a transition again.

Me said...

That pic made me LOL! You look so happily overwhelmed!

Bee Cee said...

You look so happy, great to see!

Anonymous said...

Awww! Thanks for the shout out! you absolutly sat with me! Thank you so so much for that.
I love how you are overflowing with children!

Lisa DG said...

Great picture!