Saturday, June 11, 2011

Only An Infertile...

So I went to the grocery store today for some "can't live without" basics: whole milk (for Alex), apple juice (for Alex) and yogurt (for Alex...notice the pattern?). While there, I realized that I was almost out of tampons. Another must need item, since the wicked witch is currently here. So I'm heading back for the check-out lines and notice that my favorite brand of pregnancy test, First Response Early Response (better known as FRER to those in the know), was on sale. Well hell...why not get a box, or two. Who cares if there are three in a box. I know that one way or another, they will be used! Also, do you think it's sad that I have a "favorite" brand of HPT? Most women probably grab the first box they see....or the cheapest.

Anyway, I digress. So I'm checking out and have the tampons together with the other non-perishables, i.e. the pregnancy tests. I swear, the look that the mid-30's female cashier gave me was priceless. Equal parts pity and questioning. It was like she wanted to pat my shoulder and say, "Honey, let me explain to you how things work"...

So there you go. Only an infertile would buy tampons and box(ES) of pregnancy tests at the same time. Because you know, a typical woman might actually wait until she *missed* her period to take a test. Not an infertile. Not me. I start testing at 10 dpo IF I can hold out that long! I have also been known to test out a trigger shot. You know. Just to MAKE SURE that a potentially positive test was not due to a left over trigger. Just another way that infertility makes you *appear* a little wacky to outsiders. Little do they know that there is logic behind our madness!

Here are some pics of our recent play date with Alex's "cousins", Rylee and Reese


  1. hahahaa I know all too well.... cute pics!!!

  2. I had to laugh at your post, I did the same thing just last week - I guess to the 'outsiders' us infertiles seem weird...I think you are perfectly normal :)

  3. Just found your blog from the 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility blog and had to say that I have done the exact same thing!!! And, like you, thought to myself how crazy it seemed!!! Of course, I ended up using the tampons and wasting the tests, as normal!!