Gender-guessing, road blocks, and adoption

(Possible trigs) You will be relieved to know that my multi-year streak of being completely wrong when guessing baby gender still goes unbroken! My "strong" feeling that my brother and SIL are having a boy must have just been gas because they found out yesterday that it's a girl! And ya know, now that they say that, I can totally see my brother with two little girls. I bet that's what I was really thinking all along.

I know most of us have had this thought before, but it's been bugging me lately for some reason. I just can't wrap my head around the fact that "normal" couples can get pregnant just by having sex. While my brother and SIL's first baby was a surprise, they planned their current pregnancy. Guess how long it took them to conceive. Yep, one month. It blows my mind. I can't even imagine what it would be like to want to get pregnant and to know you can pretty much whenever you feel like it. I have this image that my reproductive tract is like an old and busted single-lane street with a road block set up. No detours, the road is just closed and the spermies have to turn around and go back. The reproductive tracts of fertile women must be like the autobahn - smooth and straight to allow the sperm to reach maximum speed and fulfill their purpose. I certainly hope mine's at least under construction and that the road block comes down eventually.

Anyway, enough about road construction. Last night hubs, my friend B and I brought back bowling night! It was really fun, even though it was just the three of us. At one point B told me about her coworker's sister, who is 19 and KU and wants to put the baby up for adoption. I automatically told her I want it, and to my great surprise hubs didn't say no (right away). We truly aren't ready for adoption quite yet, but the way the conversation went made me more confident that when the time comes, hubs will be just as ready as me.

And now, I am ready for the weekend!!! But first I have to make it through today. I'm already irritated which makes me think PMS is creeping in (AF is due Tuesday, just in time for my anniversary), and Fridays tend to be a PITA around here. So I'm sending up a quick prayer that we all have a nice easy Friday to transition us into the weekend!


elephantscanremember said...

Your analogy is spot on! I do find it hard to believe that sex is all it takes. I've never gotten to experience that for myself, so I just can't believe that's how it works.

If af finds both of us on/around our anniversaries this week, I think we should have a drink together for solidarity. If you are pregnant, I will still have a drink, but in celebration for you!

Lookingforaplussign said...

I often wonder if fertiles know how fortunate they are. I mean, do they really really know. ((sigh))

The saddest thing is that I can still remember the beginning of the BDing when I thought I too could just have sex and get pregnant. Oh how silly I was...