Sunday, April 26, 2015

National Infertility Awareness Week

I am going to start this blog off the way I probably started off most of the papers I wrote in high school... Websters dictionary defines infertility as " not able to reproduce; not able to reproduce children" it goes on to say something about trying to conceive for more than a year (which jason and I have been :)  )  and something else about animals.

Anyway, the purpose of me telling you the definition is because it doesn't say anything about never being able to have children, it doesn't say anything about dying, catching a contagious disease or the end of the world. It simply states that one cannot have children the "traditional" way. So what? Why is this a big deal? Why does no one want to talk about it? It's nothing to be assahamed of (in fact 1 in 10 couples deal with infertility). There are lots of ways to have children, and only one of them is "traditional".

Maybe I'm more ok with it than most because I'm not much of a traditional person anyway. I wore converse on my wedding day, I had two dads walk me down the aisle, I fell in love with a guy who offered to buy me water, I learned to run before I walked, I prefer white sauce on my pizza, I  cheer for the 49ers while living in Seattle... My point is there are  a million ways to do something when you want to do it and one is not more right, or more embarrassing than the other.

Infertility does not mean I can't have a child some day, it just means I will do it differently than most. I may not have a uterus, but I have determination and a great support system and that's all I really need.

All Things Uterus

I just think it's interesting that you can find so much uterus swag. Here are a few of my favorites:  - I have this one   - I want!,620536362

Those are just a few of my favorites. I had no idea there was so much love for the uterus. Do you have favorite uterus swag?