PLEASE NOTE: If you are struggling with infertility or are currently trying to conceive and you DON'T want to read about my pregnancy (which I totally understand), I recommend starting at the beginning of the blog (March 2010) and reading from there. I find out I'm pregnant in June 2011 so there is a lot of trying to conceive posts in between that you might find funny, helpful or relatable. Wishing you all the luck in the world!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Green Eggs and Sam

Between eating egg white omelets almost every morning (they are low in fat and no cholesterol), Easter eggs and the hormone shots I’m taking to produce more eggs, I’m on egg overload. I’m also premenstrual. If I were Justin Timberlake, I’d be bringing crabby back.

This morning, at our favorite diner, our chipper waitress asked me how I wanted my eggs. Sunnyside up? Scrambled? It took all the strength not to answer with "Fertilized and implanted, thank you."

Even the mere existence of Cadbury Crème Eggs pissed me off today. I found them patronizing.

Also, in some weird irony, we got a voice mail around 5:15pm from a woman named Erin. She said, "Hey, I’m sorry but I think we left our diaper bag over there when we were at your daughter’s birthday party. If you could give me a call and let me know for sure, that would be great. And we had a great time and your daughter is adorable!"

After rolling my eyes, I decided I’d better call her back and tell her she had the wrong number. She answered the phone and I said, "Hello. I got your voice mail about a birthday party but um, well, I just wanted to let you know you have the wrong number."

"Are you sure?" she asked. "Is this Kate’s mom? Do you have my diaper bag?"

I responded, "Listen carefully Erin. I don’t have a diaper bag nor do I have a daughter named Kate. The only thing I have remotely close to either is a purse made by Kate Spade."

She apologized for bothering me and quickly hung up. My first thought was, "At least she didn’t say, 'Boy, I’m so embarrassed. There’s certainly egg on my face!'"

Eggs, eggs, eggs...

And in case you’re keeping track, today was day four of the Gonal-F Shots and the last few nights have been better than the first night (not that the first night was a disaster but still). Despite the improvement though, there's something I still find semi-traumatic about the whole thing. Sam sincerely does a great job and handles the whole sticking-his-wife-with-a-needle-thing very matter a fact (i.e. "This has to be done and by golly, I'm going to do it!") and I admire him for that. He even refers to himself as Doctor Sam these days, but despite the bravado, he always asks if I still love him about 20 minutes after the injection. Obviously, he’s in a tough spot and I do feel for him. However, I can only have so much compassion for someone who says every night at 7pm, "Time for me to shoot you!"

Tonight, my personal highlight was right after Sam "shot me", as the medication burned in my stomach (a.k.a. the bagel), he looked at me and said, "There. That wasn’t so bad, right?" He then proceeded to accidentally prick his finger with the needle and yelled, "Ouch! That hurt!" Really, Sam? Really? Does it?

Sam truly has been exceedingly patient, understanding, loving and encouraging without being dismissive of my feelings (if that makes sense). Even though I'm going through all the physical hell, I can't help but feel bad for him as he has to deal with ME on a daily basis. Heck, I often annoy myself.

I always have a hard time explaining Sam to people. He’s absolutely adorable to me and I thought so from the first second we met. He’s smart, funny, charming (when he’s in the mood to be charming mind you), and can be absolutely and incredibly sweet. Then, there’s this other side to him that can be stubborn, defensive, and occasionally forgetful. He also seems resistant to closing cabinet doors as well as unable to turn off light switches after leaving a room. Sometimes, you really don’t know which Sam you’re going to get. No matter though, I adore him and no one makes me laugh as much as he does. I’ll shut cabinet doors and turn lights off after he leaves a room any day of the week.

I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention that Sam’s a terrific cook. He makes all our meals (I’m actually not allowed in the kitchen as I tend to burn liquids) and as much as it pains me to say this today of all days, he makes a killer omelet. *sigh*

7 comments:

Secret Sloper said...

Erin sounds like a minion of the devil sent to plague you. Sorry about all these eggs. I also couldn't help but think of broken eggs and wasted eggs this Easter.

Al said...

"Are you sure I have the wrong number?" Lol, seriously? Yes, I'm 100% sure I don't have a daughter named Kate. What the crap, lady?!

I'm glad the shots aren't too terrible. When is your next monitoring appointment? Hoping for a great egg report!

J said...

Thanks and yes, I could NOT believe the Erin call. It felt like the universe was playing a pratical joke on me. And I have a doctor's appointment today so I'm hoping to get a real time line on everything (and that of course, I'm on track).

Dawn said...

How do you want your eggs: Fertilized and implanted, thank you very much. LOL

Thanks for pointing me to your blog. I love it and I'm adding it to my blogroll. I don't add many, but this one was great. I needed to laugh.

Dawn Davenport
Host of radio show Creating a Family
www.CreatingaFamily.org

Anonymous said...

When when my husband is giving me my progesterone in oil injections, instead of saying "its time for me to shoot you", he says "its time for me to give you a little prick in your ass" - which makes me laugh everytime.
keep smiling, and I wish you all the best in the 2ww.

Slackie O. said...

HAH! The Professor has that same issue with our cabinet doors!

greenfoley said...

I know I am commenting on a post that is over a year old but I had to say that Sam and my husband sound a lot alike. Great cook but can't close a cupboard door - or kitchen drawer - to save his life. Lights are also touch and go.

The Erin call sort of reminds me of a call when I was a teen. I was friends with this guy named Vern in high school. Well, friends might be an overstatement, we went to school together and also shared a part time job. Anyways, one night I called his house to ask him a question about work. His mom answered. Let's just say she didn't come across as playing with a full deck. The conversation was comical as I tried to get her to understand *who* I wanted to talk to. I wanted to scream "VERN, you know, your SON???" I finally got through to her and she exclaimed, all surprised "OH!! VERN!! No, sorry, he's not here right now." fml

Michelle

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