I am a 40-something European woman doing what I once thought wasn't possible: finding happiness after infertility. While it's been a long, difficult and emotional journey (10 unsuccessful IVF treatments), each day I take another step down the path toward a fulfilling new life. This is my story of reinvention. I will be happy to hear from you: klara.soncek (@ ) gmail.com
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Sometimes I let a silly remark ruin my day.
I went for a work lunch, there were seven women all 5-15 years younger then me. One of them was highly pregnant and I met a new girl that will replace her for a year.
I was the only one that did not know the new girl and I had met the pregnant one only twice before.
So I used opportunity to congratulate both of them - one for getting a new job, the other for a beautiful reason why she is leaving the company for a year.
The pregnant one replied: "You can congratulate me when this one comes out. For now there is no reason for congratulations - everybody can get pregnant. The problem is how to push the baby out!"
All of them laughed.
I guess it is funny. When you equal getting pregnant = sleeping with a man and when it happens as soon as you wish it to happen, yes, then it is funny. Otherwise not.
I try not to let silly people ruin my day. That stupid woman did ruin it, luckily only for one day.
Today I had a therapeutic walk & talk date with my beloved dog and with a friend of mine (who is childless because she never found the love of her life). I made this photo on our walk through the forest, it was just lovely.
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Oh, people are so ignorant, aren't they? I'm glad she only ruined one day for you, and that you had a lovely walk and talk through nature to restore your equilibrium.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry that selfish person ruined your day!ReplyDelete
"Everybody can get pregnant" -- really??!! So sorry you had to hear that! :(ReplyDelete
Lovely photo, Klara!
Oh, ouch! I know that would've hurt me. Thought there was enough out there on infertility so that people at least knew not everyone can get pregnant easily - guess not. And you were so generous to congratulate her at all (I never offer congratulations).ReplyDelete
Glad nature was there for you - being out in nature is so settling, isn't it?
it is still very difficult to congratulate on pregnancy announcements and births . I wonder if it will get easier when the years pass by?Delete
Being out in nature is settling indeed.
Dear Klara, that kind of humour is so excluding. I do think that the woman simply has no idea about the struggle of infertility, but still... I'm sorry <3!ReplyDelete