Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Generic Response to Your Pregnancy

I got another thoughtful heads up about a friend's pregnancy, as I have every five minutes in the last three years.  The internet is full of helpful memes about what not to say to infertiles, so when someone gets it right, I can at least respond like a civilized human with a polite response.

The response I want to send:
Wow, great news, Bellatrix!  Since we last talked, I'm now zero for four.  Maybe fifth time is a charm!  Hope you have better luck than I did.  Good Luck, P

The response I did send:
Hi Bellatrix!  Thanks for the thoughtful heads up.  As you know, this has been tough on Sperm Donor and I, and it just takes time to process.  I appreciate you thinking of me and being so compassionate.

I'm sure that you will be shortly surrounded by joy and will be a great mother.  Maybe someday I will join you.  Love, P


  1. I usually wanted to say, "Thanks for letting me know I should unfollow you on Facebook now" but ended up saying, "Oh congratulations" *IHATEYOU*

  2. Can't wait for the day when you join her too!!! xoxo