Thursday, June 12, 2008

I'm Not the Only One!

Hey, remember my post a few days ago when I wrote about all of the annoying awful helpful things people said to me when I was trying to conceive? It turns out I'm not the only one who had that experience. One of my favorite mommy-of-twins bloggers, Jane, had this to say in response to an article she read recently:

Would the author have had me lobby to go straight to IVF -- one embryo, of course, to avoid the risk of twins -- and pose a greater burden on the healthcare system? Or would she say, "why don't you just adopt?" -- the phrase that makes anyone who's dealt with infertility feel instantly homicidal toward the sayer? ("Just adopt." Uh huh. Hey, if your spouse dies, why don't you "just remarry"? If your wedding ring is stolen, why don't you "just replace it"? If you lose your job, why don't you "just move somewhere else and get a new one?")

Made me laugh right out loud.


  1. Your twins are adorable. I have twin girls (identical/monoamnionic) that are now 16. I have 2 other kids also. It is amazing the amount of advise you get - before conceiving and after.

    Nice to see you - take care - Kellan

  2. I had lots of questions when we got pregnant with the twins~natural, unexpected. You know, after 2 single births. I spent lots of time saying "no, we didn't use any drugs" and "yes of course we're excited for 2 more". People can be truly annoying with their "advice".


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