It’s Monday and I am feeling a little under the weather.
I can’t tell if it’s a cold coming on, or just my sinuses acting up, but I have an itchy throat and the worst sinus pressure. Waking up with a headache is the WORST! Truly. This morning I have a dentist appointment. Just a cleaning, but I am afraid with my head/throat issues it might be a challenge.
Speaking of challenges, I had the most awkward conversation with one of the moms at David’s school today. She is a nice person, very pregnant. Apparently about to give birth, since she basically just walked in to hangup her son’s swimming backpack and just started going off about her scheduled c-section planned for Wednesday. I was courteous, and let her vent, until this exchange happened:
She says: “I am so ready to have this birth over and done with. I told my OB I wanted my c-section TWO weeks ago. I’m a teacher, and my husband and I planned this very carefully so I could have this baby and finish my maternity leave over the summer. Now it’s going to run into September, and it just annoys the crap out of me. I did not plan it this way.”
I said (yep, I did): “I would give up anything to be as fortunate as you. I never planned on infertility.”
And I walked away. She didn’t follow, just kinda stood in silence. I can’t believe those words came out that way, but I felt empowered just by owning them when I said it. So many times I bite my tongue… but I didn’t today.
I don’t think I pissed her off, but perhaps she will think ahead the next time she speaks to a random stranger. Maybe.
Only 7 days of BCP’s to go. Stims start next week.