I'm finding that no one really wants to talk about all of this. Especially people who aren't trying to get pregnant or haven't had kids yet. Mike has recently given me permission to tell a couple more people we are trying (although expressly forbidding me to tell family, which is fine by me) and I really haven't had anyone who I feel like I relate to completely, even the friend who has been trying for nearly a year. I tried to talk to a childless (and not trying) friend about it earlier in the week and here is our IM conversation:
Me: so i'm kinda a freak now, i went to one of those sites that sells the bulk pregnancy test strips and ovulation kits
Me: so i've been taking these ovulation predictor tests every night since saturday
Her: honey. you're 28?
Me: (shut it)
Her: slow down
Her: just try for 6 months without all this craziness
Me: it's not crazy!
Her: can you scroll back and read your crazy please
Me: it's using modern science to aid in getting pregnant - i'm not standing on my head and doing voodoo. i'm like "hey, I don't want to have sex 9 days in a row, so just tell me when i need to have sex"
Her: no, i get it...i just think it's a weird route to go when you're so young and you've only been trying a little while. this seems like step 2 to me
Me: i know, i'm impatient, i don’t deny that. i'm busy and i'm tired and having sex for 10 days straight is honestly not my idea of fun...so i'm just taking some of the guesswork out :)
Me: i know it sounds crazy to you
Her: it does for your age. i've seen my friends do all this mess, but they are all 35, it just seem ludicrous to do it so young.
Me: but when you are (finally) like "I WANT BABIES" you'll know what it feels like b/c you want them NOWNOWNOW
Her: ok - i guess i'll just take your word for it
So I guess this is like any other thing, you don't understand it until you are there.