Thursday, November 5, 2009

Baby shower update, lunch, and my brother

I realized I never updated about the baby shower. It was going well until about halfway through the present-opening. The mom-to-be was taking note of all the gift bags and said they are so pretty that she may have to keep them even though she doesn't usually keep gift bags. Someone suggested she may have friends who will have babies eventually so might as well keep them. To which she replied, "well, Missy the only one of my friends who is at the age of having babies, so what are your plans?" I of course wanted to crawl under my chair. I couldn't do anything but shrug. Luckily another guest pretended to get offended that she just called everyone else old so all the attention was off me.

In happier news, today I had lunch with my only friend IRL who also struggles with IF. She gave birth a few months ago to a cute little boy after doing IVF. It was nice to hear how she dealt with things and what her experience was like. Especially when she mentioned her dark period. I went through one myself and even though now I feel like I'm doing OK, I have my moments (like last weekend).

In less happier news, after enjoying a nice lunch today and actually being productive at work, I checked the news and read about the shooting at Fort Hood. My brother is there right now as he prepares to head off to Afghanistan. Of course I started panicking. I thought I wouldn't have to worry about him until he left the country! Fortunately he is OK, although he was in the area where the shooting happened. But it is just a reminder of how much danger he will be in. Even when you think you are safe, you are not.


  1. I'm sorry about your insensitive friend's comments and calling you out! Some people don't think at all.

    And I'm so glad your brother is ok! Lots of hugs!

  2. I'm so glad your brother is ok, I have friends I served with there, such a tragic event

  3. Oh how scary missy - I'm so glad your brother is okay. What a tragedy.

    On another note, I just wanted to thank you SO very much for the beautiful, thoughtful baby gift! I am so touched at your generosity and thoughtfulness. Thank you!!! They are adorable and beautifully made - can't wait to try them on her!

  4. Glad to hear your brother is okay. Very scary stuff.


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