Let's have a little talkie talk about Grey's, shall we?
Didn't she want to know how high her FSH was? I mean, she's an OB. I ask (and then write down every number in my little blue notebook) and I'm not even a doctor. I would just think that she'd...want to know how high is high.
But I did like the shut-up, shut-up, shut-up scene afterwards in the elevator. That felt real. The fact that they could run day-3 blood work on apparently any day of her cycle? Not so real. Breakdown in elevator--pretty spot on. I cry more, but that's just me and I'm not going to fault Addison that she stopped short with a simple head thumping. If it were me, I'd also cry longer than one day. But, again, that's just me.
Josh wants to know if it's true that you can wax your surfboard in a doctor's office in California. Topless. And barefoot. Is this all of California or only LA?
What did you think of the Addison-wants-a-child storyline? Will you watch the new spin-off show?
Okay, so now for everyone who doesn't watch Grey's Anatomy--the roundup.
I loved Larisa's post this week in The Waiting Womb about the infertility and pregnancy loss community--which has obviously been on my mind too. She writes: "What's important now? The story. The stories of all the women whose blogs I read. The yearning, the heartbreak, and hopefully the success. Follicles, schmollicles. Hope, love, support - that's the good stuff. That's why I keep reading and writing. All of your human stories that, though the technical pieces are different, the wants are the same." And I just wanted to second that. At the same time, please head over there and add your own "please stay" to her gorgeous note to her embryos that came later in the week. Be forewarned, I bawled when I read it because it was such a beautiful post.
There was a line in this post from Still Passing Open Windows that spoke to me--no, better, it screamed to me: "I just thought, 'This is so .... medical.' It just feels like something I have to do. The thought that a pregnancy and a baby could result from this is just surreal." I don't know why; I just loved that line and it was a sentiment that felt very familiar. I loved the whole post.
If you can't remember life before you knew what RE meant, head over to Matt's latest post on Maybe Baby. I think this is my favourite line: "Elements of surprise and anticipation are in short supply in an Internet world where nothing is new, secret or exciting, so as long as I don’t Google what an endocrinologist does, I have nothing to fear." More power to ignorance! Seriously, Matt, in this case, it really is bliss. Good luck today.
Donna at Double Happiness has this fantastic photo challenge that has been happening all week. Parents are redressing their children in their Gotcha Day clothes and taking a new picture many months down the line. The photos are pretty amazing and you can see all the children via the links at the bottom of the post. Warning--much cuteness abounds.
Mary Ellen of Our IVF Journey had hope restored this week when she found out that the nurse gave her the wrong fertilization report. The new fert report contained a beautiful hatching, balanced blastocyst. Which is currently residing in her uterus. And this post was just so hopeful and happy that it made it feel sunny outside even though I read it at night.
Cece at Child Bearing Hips has a great post this week about stress. And the whole idea of "just relax" and what the hell is relaxation anyway? I definitely related to it (though the other side of me also likes a good book on the beach). I think many of us enjoy operating at a high level of energy--feel more relaxed researching and reading and preparing. Or throwing ourselves into work or hobbies. I just wanted to raise a glass to Cece and to every other stirrup queen who kicks "just relax" in the ass.
Lastly, JJ at Reproductive Jeans, introduced us to a familiar move that many of us have danced at some point in the last month. Think you're not familiar with the TP Tango? Head over and find out...
Stay tuned for a round of Name That Blogger and Thank Her either later today or tomorrow. You'll need pen and paper. And, of course, your thinking cap.
Happy almost Cinco de Mayo! Happy almost Lag B'Omer!