Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The men will be happy

It used to be that days slipped by, and I would have nary a thought of my vagina.

(Did I lose all the boys already?)

But ever since I started trying to get pregnant, with no success, each month I become more focused on my reproductive organs. Specifically: what they are doing, and why they are not creating life in spite of my brain's commands for them to do so.

So what I did last month on the first day of another period (a low point every month, unfortunately) was I bought this book called Making Babies. And I blogged a little bit about how the book says my "fertility type" is Tired and Stuck. And then two women who are coincidentally reading the same book and trying to conceive read my post and told me: Huh! I'm Tired and Stuck, too!

One of them, Libby, suggested: We should co-blog this.

And I thought it was the best idea, ever.

So me and Libby and Christina threw together a little blog and today is its launch date, complete with its first post from Libby. I will be posting tomorrow, and personally, I am really looking forward to continuing my long-standing tradition of over-sharing on the Internet, in a whole new way. I suspect readers will know more about my cervical mucus than they ever thought possible. Oh, so much more.

I'm also looking forward to being part of a blog that doesn't sound like it's written by teenagers. So many fertility blogs are written in a weird code that I don't understand and never will. They use acronyms and strange cutesy terms for things that are not strange and cutesy. Sex is sex, let's just call it that, shall we?

Lastly, Tired & Stuck is a group of women who, while irritated with their ongoing struggles, have a sense of humor about all of it. If you can't laugh about this stuff, you'll just end up crying, and that's a real bummer.

So what I suggest is that you check us out at Tired & Stuck. We're changing our diets, we're considering acupuncture, we're taking our temperatures every day and peeing on sticks. It's really quite the ordeal, and we aim to make it entertaining.


  1. Are you kidding, men love it when you talk about your vagina! ;) And totally with you on the fertility board lingo - annoying! Matter of fact, I'd suggest that pretty much ALL fertility, baby, parenting and what-have-you boards are populated by rather annoying and well, mostly unintelligent, people. Just my impression. Looking forward to the new blog!!

  2. I would have done anything to have had that kind of an outlet during my 10 years of trying (with varying intensity) to get knocked up. And believe me, you have my sympathy on that first day of your period day. I remember that. And it sucked so hard.

    Congratulations and good luck.

  3. Katie - last time I mentioned the word vagina in a post, I heard from two different male friends that they stopped reading after the first sentence. Hahahaha!!!

    Elizabeth - thank you! We are really looking forward to it. It gives us something else to focus on other than another month going by and ... nothing.

  4. Woo hoo! Let's kick some ovarian ass.

  5. After their first baby, my son and daughter in law tried for 3 - 4 years to get pregnant again. She finally tried acupuncture (found a fabulous lady) and she got pregnant within two months! After you get pregnant,be sure to watch the movie The Business of Being Born". It's wonderful.

  6. Anon - I've been hearing good things about acupuncture and am considering it! I have a friend who's doing it and says it's been helping regulate her cycles. I have already seen The Business of Being Born and found it mildly terrifying! Hee hee....