I read this blog post today. It really resonated with me. Especially the part about “STOP STEALING MY BABIES!”
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has been stealing my life for the past 4 years.
First she got engaged before I did when I felt like I’d waited forever. I got engaged a couple months later.
Then she gets married in a replica of MY wedding dress 6 weeks before me. Then everybody asks if I tried to copy her dress, but I had designed mine and ordered it months before her wedding!
I’m a big fan of Anne of Green Gables, and I’ve always thought that going to Prince Edward Island for my honeymoon would be so romantic. So as we are planning our honeymoon, Princess Kate gets married and… you guessed it! They go to PEI for part of their honeymoon.
And then, she has a baby 10 months after we got the results of our first semen analysis: zero sperm. Ouch.
And I just saw on the news she’s pregnant again. If our IVF #2 had worked then I would finally be ahead of her, just by a month or two. But, of course I’m not.
And I just want to tell her to stop stealing my babies. Stop being skinny and perfect. Stop stealing my whole freaking life.
This is what infertility does to a person. It makes you jealous and petty and unreasonable. It makes you assume everyone else takes their babies and pregnancies for granted.