I’ve read a lot of posts about the things people have said to us infertile folks and how much it bothers us. “What NOT to Say to An Infertile” has been a common theme around WordPress so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon too, with a slight variation.
What NOT to Say to Your Fertility-Challenged WIFE
Beanie: Ugh, I’m so bloated.
Cody: Yeah, I noticed.
Beanie: Really? Wanna try that again?
Cody: No, I mean when I gave you your shot, I noticed your pants left a red mark on your tummy.
Beanie: THANK. YOU.
Cody: It’s just that they’re yoga pants and supposed to be loose. I’m just saying, I noticed.
Beanie: You might want to stop while you’re ahead.
Cody: Am I really ahead?
Beanie: No, but you might not want to dig that hole any deeper.
Oh, but it’s not over, people. Before bed I receive this comment:
Cody: I like you’re tummy. The left side looks a little puffy, though. Like bigger than the other side.
And he KEEPS going! After finding out I had 5 follicles on my left ovary, he gives ME a dirty look and says:
Cody: SEE! I told you the left side was bigger yesterday.
Honestly. What would I write about if I wasn’t married to this guy??