Thursday, December 11, 2014

Old Lady

I'm not old. I mean not really. Well... not old in the overarching sense of the word. But in three weeks, I'll be fertility old.

35.

My eggs will shrivel up and die the moment the clock strike 1:03am on my birthday. My uterus may actually fall right out of my body and scream in agony. It's like a bomb is about to go off.

But it's not. Those things certainly aren't going to happen AND infertility isn't suddenly going to get worse. So, why does this feel so awful?

Because society says it should. Because the internet wants me to believe that I missed the boat on motherhood. Because so many people think I've chosen to not have children and certainly, according to those people, I must be incredibly selfish. Because there are 100 articles about things to fear for every 1 article about having hope. Because we still live in a world where gender stereotypes make us feel like we aren't real women if we don't have children.

I won't let society get to me. Not now. It doesn't help. It might even hurt.

So hand in hand with my spouse, we will continue down the treatment road. We may or may not eventually conceive. We may or may not adopt in the future. And regardless, we will still be a complete family, because the truth is that two can be complete.

35 is going to be awesome.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

My Most Read TripAdvisor Review

In a matter of days my TripAdvisor review of the Hilton Garden Inn where I spent Thanksgiving skyrocketed to the top of my most viewed list.
Good Location for Avoiding Your In-Laws
Do your in-laws live in the area? Are they way less fun than you expected based on all the movies you watched growing up? Do you wish you could find something else to do instead of spending all of Black Friday playing Aggravation and Sorry on a tv tray? If you answered yes, this is the hotel for you! A quick drive to Kirby Lane on Thanksgiving evening gets you primed for all night shopping. You are close to all your Black Friday hubs (Target, WalMart, Best Buy, Old Navy, etc). Now that you're done shopping, come back to the hotel for a quick made to order breakfast before taking a morning nap. Still not ready for all the stares screaming a mother's disappointment in her son's terrible choice of wife? Take a dip in the pool! Watch a movie! Get a workout in at the fitness center! Maybe stop by the shop downstairs and grab yourself some pain killer before you head out. Sure, you're no Brady Bunch, but at the end of the day, you can count on a pile of fluffy pillows and black out curtains to help you recover from the effects of another family holiday. 
Strangely enough, the only person who seemed to find it helpful was the general manager of said hotel.
Our hotel is the perfect location for avoiding your in laws. Next time your in laws are in town just know that we always have your back. ;) Thanks for the positive review. Enjoy the rest of your Holiday season.