Last week I was shopping from a baby registry and really hated every moment of it. I know I was doing the "nice friend thing" but it was so hard to see all the nice things she has already gotten and what was need “needed” for her new baby and new life with her husband. I even noticed that her husband put some gifts for himself on the registry: a Vikings blanket and pillow. Well, maybe that was for the baby, but it wasn’t in the baby section.
So I got to thinking how nice it would be to create an infertility registry and what I would put on it:
Bottle of red wine to help numb the pain (have 0, need 6)
Box of Kleenex with lotion to dry the tears of loss/failure (have 0, need 4)
Whole caffeinated coffee beans to help me get up every morning and try to function (have 0, need 5 lbs.)
Elastic waist pants for those weeks of bloating due to injections and progesterone (have 0, need 2)
Margarita mix (tequila included) for the nights when waking up the next morning to red wine stains on my teeth would prompt my friends to stage an intervention (have 0, need 3)
Case of Guinness beer for husband to drink at any free moment away from consoling hysterical wife (have 0, need 4)
Gift cards accepted to pharmacy for infertility drugs (suggested dollar amount $1000)
Now that's a registry I could handle taking a look at!
I do the best I can...
9 months ago