Monday, August 9, 2010

Recognition & Friday Freak-Out

I can't believe it! Stirrup Queens recognized me on her (300th/200th) Friday Blog Round-Up with my post on liking kids! It was almost surreal to see my blog name listed there!

I was surprised... mostly because I felt funny posting it, because it's taken me an awfully long time to even remotely feel this way. And, as I probably figured, not many people commented from the Round-up. I wouldn't have thought so, even though I was secretly hoping for a few new readers.

It's a touchy subject and most/many of us are just not there, hardly at all. One of the things we struggle with a lot is feeling happy around other people's children.

This weekend ended my 2 weekend time with kids - we had my 6 year old nephew almost the whole weekend, taking him to see Ma.ry Pop.pins at the theater and then the next day to the park & zoo. We had tons of fun with him... and we were also completely & utterly exhausted when he left. And he's a good kid.  It made me wonder what we'd be getting ourselves into when we finally do get on with our family building!

I'm also starting to freak out about the fibroid surgery this Friday. In looking through my paperwork last night, I didn't realize that I needed to be on a liquid diet on Thursday - and take laxatives starting at 4pm - every 15 mins for 2 hours. Gross!!!!!!!!

I'm so not looking forward to this AT ALL.

Ok, now I know I have to stop being such a baby about it and I know the end result will be fine but this all stinks!

Do you have any magical advice on getting me mentally prepared for this? Any post-op must do's/do not's?? I could really use them!


  1. Just wanted to wish you tons of luck on Friday. I have no good advice, other than to get yourself some good dvd and books to read while you recover. I will be thinking of you.

  2. That is so great that you were recognized for your honesty - thanks for all the support you give here and around the infertile blogosphere - especially to me! (I heart your comments so much.)

    And I'm thinking of you so daily as you're heading into this surgery soon. Sending you a big hug!

    The Infertile Mind

  3. That's awesome you were recognized & it really was a wonderful post! Thinking of you & praying everything goes smoothly for your surgery Friday:)

  4. Oh wow the surgery is this Friday already! So glad it's almost over with! And yeah, the bowel prep before my surgery wasn't fun, but not unbearable. Hoping & praying everything goes great on Friday!

  5. Laxatives are gross. But think of the flat belly they will give you...

    Oh and liquid diet ? Ice cream floats, smoothies, rhum and coke. Won't it be fun ?

    Just trying to be cheerful (maniacally) positive about this. :)

  6. good luck on your surgery on friday. sorry to hear about the laxatives you have to take. That is No fun!

  7. I hope your surgery went well and you are recovering nicely. Hugs

  8. Thinking about you as you recover from your surgery, I hope all went well for you xxxx