Planning Parenthood

March 6th, 2011.  CD10.

As if it were that simple...

So, aside from work, and housekeeping, and laundry, and grocery shopping, and wrangling the fur-kids, and trying desperately to stay in touch with the friends and family away from whom I moved when my life became one with the husband’s, I don’t have a lot going on.

Except blogging.  And baby-making.

I guess there could be worse hobbies…

Anyway, because I have a little spare time, and because I try to be a nice person as often as possible (to people’s faces at least), and because I actually like my in-laws, I offered to help my mother- and sister-in-law throw a bridal shower for the husband’s out-of-town twin brother’s fiancée.  (I know that was confusing.  From now on, she will be referred to as Sister Outlaw.)

The shower for Sister Outlaw has been in the works for about two months now, and now that it’s a week away, it’s finally crunch time.  The menu is being finalized, favors and desserts have been ordered, and RSVP’s are starting to trickle in.  Add to all of that the somewhat last-minute addition of an informal “Girls’ Night Out” the evening before the shower, and you have a recipe for one stressed out baby-blogger.

You see, my brother-in-law and the future missus live in Tennessee.  They will be traveling to Michigan for the shower and staying with my in-laws, who live over an hour away from the husband and I.  We will also be making the trip to their house (and staying overnight.  (in twin beds.)) on Saturday after I have worked in what can only be described as bridal mayhem for six straight hours.


Upon arrival, we will rush to meet the in-laws, Sister Outlaw, and quite possibly her family as well, for dinner.  After we’ve eaten, the boys will head off to some sort of night of debauchery (PG-13 style, since the fathers-in-law will be in tow), and we ladies will proceed to a relatively tame comedy club bachelorette party on the other side of town.  There is the possibility of the two parties meeting up after the festivities for drinks and further merriment.  I have promised to stay sober in case anyone needs a driver.

Double Ugh.

After the merriment, of which I do not think I will be able to take very much after such a long day, we will all head back to the in-laws’ homestead to rest up for the shower (and all of the pain-in-the-ass prep work) the next day.

The next day is Sunday.  My ovulation is predicted for Sunday.  Which means that Saturday night is prime baby-making time… Only I will be out with a gaggle of girls and the husband will be knocking back adult beverages with the boys, and once we finally are back under the same roof again, we will be sharing said roof with just about every person to which the husband is related.

Triple Ugh.

If anyone has any tips on stealth Sexy-Time maneuvers, or baby-making in a twin bed in general, please feel free to send them my way.  I have the feeling that if the stress of the coming week doesn’t shrivel up my little eggies, then the terrible timing of this whole weekend debacle will kill our chances of conception this cycle.

…Not to be negative or anything.

Incidentally, after being inspired by my FertilityFriends, I have decided that if this cycle doesn’t work, I’m buying a laptop.  I deserve to treat myself after all I’ve put my body, mind, and emotional state through during this journey, and why not a gift that I can use for something productive?  Like blogging!

I am a woman.  I can rationalize any purchase, but honestly, I’d use a laptop a lot more than I would a Coach bag.

6 comments on “Planning Parenthood

  1. TJ
    March 6, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    Oh no! lol. I actually do have some advice. GO FOR IT! The louder the better… or get a hotel room. Actually sometimes stealth baby making can make it all a whole lot more fun:) I would also recommend a lot of baby making leading up to this weekend along with a lot of wine. I had to TTC 2 days before ovulation to catch anyway. Good luck! I love your blog. I do think a laptop is in order.


    • Tracy
      March 6, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

      LOL! I think stealth might be the least awkward-moment-at-the-breakfast-table-inducing way to go. A hotel would be great, but with all the other expenses of the weekend, it just isn’t very economical for us. And yes, the husband has been put on notice… He knows that he is expected to fulfill his husbandly duties whenever the opportunity presents itself both on the days before ovulation, and the day of as well. Not that he minds, I’m sure. 😉


      • TJ
        March 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

        Ok, 2 more ideas then and both came from DH

        1. borrow a friends T top firebird and bust out the varsity jackets and some boons farm


        2. Bathroom at the restaurant:)

        I so can’t wait until the blog after this event.


      • Tracy
        March 6, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

        Tell DH I said thanks! Those aren’t bad ideas… like, at all. I especially like #1, although the Firebird might have to be a Saturn Aura. But hey, beggars can’t be choosers! 😉


  2. hlnurse04
    March 13, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    HA HA!! I actually kinda like the bathroom at the restaurant idea, LOL! It’s actually more your style too! Anything that can destress you the better! Love ya! —Heather—


    • Tracy
      March 14, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

      Oh great, my best friend just called my out in front of all of my internet friends as the kind of girl who does it in restaurant bathrooms! You know it was only that one time, and besides… at least I’ve never done it on a trampoline! 😉

      P.S. Love you too!


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