Monday, September 8, 2008

Are pregnancies contagious?

I'm getting ready to go to a baby shower this weekend.  This is a special shower for me.  The first of my circle of friends to get pregnant!  

They say pregnancies are contagious; I'm hoping that's true.  I plan to sit very close to the mommy-to-be and rub her belly constantly.  However, it is possible she has entered the 'don't-poke-the-bear' trimester.  Maybe I should proceed with caution.

Regardless of Dave and I pursuing IVF and dealing with our own challenges, we are so thrilled our friends are trying to start families too.  More to the point, we are thrilled when we find out our friends are pregnant.  Don't get me wrong, I'm human and if IVF doesn't work for us, there will probably be moments when I temporarily break the 11th commandment (thou shall not covet other people's pregnancies).  But right now, I don't think we feel that way.  

In fact, since Dave and I finally committed to try IVF things feel more hopeful.  If you think about it, IVF will be the first time we actually have a decent shot at getting pregnant.  No more charting morning body temperatures, trying bizarre fertility diets, combining yoga with acupuncture, taking expensive herbal supplements, or reading crappy romance novels (okay, so I got addicted for a while).

So, dear friends, if you ever find yourself pregnant know that Clan Donovan is thrilled for you!  We may not buy the most expensive thing on the baby registry (you did read our post about how much IVF costs?) but we will most certainly help you eat the cake!  Who doesn't love cake!?!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

That's because you're two of THE BEST.