Trying for a baby has its ups and downs, excitements and disappointments. I just didn't realize my husband would be so disappointed, so soon.
On the phone with Jen late at night ...
Jen: These are the stories this week - do you have any eCards you want to coincide with them?
Me: Um - no, not with that story. Hey Jen, we gotta wrap this up. I’m ovulating and I forgot to tell Rob. He just went to bed, I need to get to him before he falls asleep.
Jen: Oh, okay - wow - sorry, sorry. Well, I was hoping to get things figured out for Breast Cancer Awareness, it’s coming up, we need to um ... um ... sorry, I’m losing my train of thought now that I’m being rushed so you can go do it with your husband.
Me: We have plenty of time for all that, can we talk about it tomorrow?
Jen: Yeah, ok - I was just hoping to um ... umm ...
Me: Wrap it up, Jen! He’s probably already asleep!
Jen: Ok go! Sorry! Keep your legs up afterwards!
Anna tip toes into her quiet, dark, bedroom ...
Me: Babe? Are you awake?
Husband: *droning in sleepy voice* Whaaaaaaaaat, I'm sleeeeeeeeping ...
Me: Honey, I'm ovulating and we need to do it real quick. I'm sorry to wake ...
Husband: *throws off covers and jumps out of bed* Well, if I must! A man's work is never done around here. Let's get ...
Me: Ok, That's enough talking.
Flash forward a few days, my husband calls me on the phone ...
Husband: Well babe, I'm on my way home! Let's get this baby good and made. I'll see you in a few!
Me: What? Honey, I'm totally done ovulating. Plus, I'm busy.
Husband: Making a baby is a lot harder than it sounds. You have to try. A lot. Like, every day. Forever.
Husband: This sucks!
Me: You thought we were going to do it constantly until I got pregnant regardless of whether I was ovulating or not? That's ridiculous, and quite frankly it sounds horrendous.
Husband: Horrendous? Real nice.
Me: No, not horrendous, I'm sorry. What's a good way to say it? Sounds good on paper? But in real life, after awhile, you just want to watch House Hunters and NOT do it?
Husband: Well, what happens if you get pregnant? Let me guess, we won't do it then either.
Me: Ok, now you're just feeling sorry for yourself. You can do it while you're pregnant, don't be ridiculous. Well, then again, maybe not. I've been obsessively reading pregnancy forums and I guess if you spot or something, your doctor will put you on pelvic rest. So, I mean, we'll cross that bridge when we get there, I'm not freaking out about it. Oh God. What if I get pregnant ... and spot? I need to get online and put myself into a hot panic ...
Husband: I'm bored of this.
Me: Your disappointment through this process is natural. We'll get through this together, okay?