Foto Friday

May 7, 2010

This week’s theme, as designated by @CalliopeBlogger is your home desk (or the desk where you blog from). I can’t keep the Kittehs off my desk. My office chair is all scratched and frequently used as a jumping point between the floor and the open staircase above. So this is a picture of one of the kittens playing with a pen on my desk. Note the #infertility book on the desk. ūüėČ

Be sure to stop by on Sunday for a photo bouquet of flowers for all you Still Waiting To Be Mothers!


Fur Babies

April 29, 2010

When I got my official diagnosis last December I decided to give myself a kitten for Xmas. ¬†I already had a cat, Daisy. ¬†Daisy is almost 12 now and I just thought that if I wasn’t going to have a child I would get myself a kitten. ¬†Turns out Right Guy wanted one too and the shelter advised getting two so they could play together and not annoy Daisy too much. ¬†So I got two kittens for Xmas.

I spent Xmas alone, sad and depressed. ¬†I wasn’t up for being around people, not even family. ¬†It was 100% my choice to be alone for Xmas. ¬†It could have gotten ugly. ¬†But kittens are funny. ¬†Laugh out loud funny. ¬†They are often far more entertaining than the TV. ¬†They make me laugh when I most need it.

There was one unexpected side effect, however. ¬†Since they were shelter kitties they were sick and it took some time to get them well. ¬†My nurturing & mothering instincts came flooding to the surface. ¬†On the one hand it felt good to have a small creature who needed my attention. ¬†On the other hand, kittens are very different from babies. ūüėČ ¬†Sometimes they only serve to remind me of what I don’t have.
But mostly they bring me joy and make me laugh. ¬†Even if I annoy the crap out of them trying to treat them like babies. ¬†I’m sure they’d be happier if I had something else to cuddle.

Have you started or added to your furry family because of your infertility?  Please share.