They were supposed to deliver my meds between 9a.m. and 1p.m. I had plans to have lunch with a friend of mine. At about 12:30 they call to confirm my address. They say the driver brought the package back to the warehouse because they needed an apartment number. "Um, I don't live in an apartment. I do live in a condo and there is nothing more than a number to my address. So bring me my f-king meds and just be glad I'm not on them now!" I had to go get them myself to ensure they'd make it to me by today. It felt better being the one in control. I am a control freak after all.
I brought the package to my friend's house and threw the follistm in her fridge while we ate. The whole time I was there I could hear her 1 1/2 year old old coughing up a lung in the next room during his nap. I have never mixed a cold with IVF drugs, and I don't think I'd like to start now. As soon as he got up, I grabbed my box of meds and I was out of there. Not before her son points to my package and asks,
"Oh, these are all the things I need to have a baby. Most people only need a bed."
And that got me thinking. . .
If this whole IVF thing ever works. Just think of the story I can tell my offspring when they ask where they came from. I think it might go a little like this:
Well, (insert name) it all starts with two people who really love each other. But sometimes their love alone is not enough to make a baby and they decide they need some help. So here's where you came from.
First mommy and daddy wrote a big, fat check to a doctor.
Then a big box of medicine arrived at our door.
Mommy used this medicine to help grow a little part of you. This part was not easy for mommy.
Next, a doctor in a high tech lab mixed a little piece of mommy with a little piece of daddy to make you.
Finally you grew inside mommy for nine months.
So, you came from a team of doctors, a box of drugs, a high tech lab, a ton of cash, and oh yea, a whole lot of love from mommy and daddy too.
Okay, so maybe the story wouldn't go exactly like that.
But it might be pretty close.