Oh, hey there. Remember me? I blog about infertility. Occasionally. Except for when I'm talking about my boobs (going to see the boobie specialist on March 12 - woo!). Or adoption (I refuse to address the continued, negative comments about the tax credit). Or my vacation (8 MORE DAYS).
Yes, here I am. Katie, the infertile. Sometimes, I forget that I'm infertile. Then people make stupid comments. Or I find out that someone I know is pregnant for the umpteen zillionth time, most likely conceiving while on birth control or at least not while trying. That's when I'm reminded - yet again - that my body doesn't work. And it never will.
So, what's up with infertility these days?
1. In case you've missed it, Snooki is pregnant. Yes. The small, orange, loud mouth, Italian chick who ISN'T from Jersey. She's having a baby, and she's approximately 12 weeks along - according to reports. Which means that, unless a miracle occurs, Snooki will be a mom before me.
2. The Pope hates IVF babies. Or, basically, any babies not conceived between a husband and wife. If you attempt any type of conception that is considered a form of ART, he'd like you to know that you're arrogant. Yes, that's exactly why we did 4 IUIs - our arrogance. THE WORLD CANNOT GO ON WITHOUT MY FLESH AND BLOOD. Puh-lease.
and, as if having the Pope all up in your business isn't enough:
3. Every state and their mom is trying to pass a personhood bill, and the latest on the list is Oklahoma. In case you've been living under a rock, these bills are threatening to the practice of in-vitro fertilization in any state in which they are passed. Which means that if you live in Oklahoma, you better get writing. And if you live in any other state and you have used, are using, or are considering the use of IVF to get pregnant, you need to PAY ATTENTION and start doing your research on this type of legislation. These bills are popping up everywhere, and it could be your turn to fight back soon.
As if being infertile wasn't enough of a pain in the ass, it's even more so when is feels like everyone's out to get you . . .