Hi there. I wish you weren’t reading this. You probably are dealing with infertility in some way if you are here, and for that, I’m sorry. It’s not a group any of us wish to be a part of, but I’ve been so reassured by reading other people’s stories that I wanted a place to voice my story as well.
I’m just your average girl. Married my DH in 2012 when were 29 (me) and 27 (him). Started trying after we bought a house in late 2014 (31+29), and just got our actual infertility diagnosis in early 2016 (32+30). We’re the loving parents to a dog we adopted in 2014 at the age of 9. Why more people don’t want to adopt older dogs is beyond me. All he wants to do is relax and watch TV with us. He’s a big fan of our crime dramas…
I like to plan. I like things organized. That’s where the name of the blog came from. My mom always says I had to ‘have my ducks in a row’ before we started trying. And she’s right. I wanted to do it in the ‘right’ order if I could help it. I just wanted to make sure we were as ‘ready’ as we could be. Even though I’m sure everyone’s right when they say you’re never actually ready. But I’m beginning to see that none of that really matters.
I have 3 sisters, whom I adore. Two since they were born (I’m the oldest), and one we were blessed with finding when my dad got together with his fiancé a few years ago. A lot of people seemed confused as to how I went from 2 sisters all my life to suddenly 3, but life comes in all sorts of different ways. This also means I have 3 supportive parents, my mom, my dad, and my dad’s fiancé, plus supportive family on my husband’s side.
I love Friends, it doesn’t get old, and my sisters and I use Friends references or quotes in everyday life and conversation. Most people don’t even realize. Although a few friendships have been made through someone recognizing a simple phrase with a particular tone or emphasis as a Friends line.
I hope to ‘get through’ all this infertility junk with a little grace and hopefully some humor.