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    Probably the one and only post where I talk about my uterus. You've been warned.

    I've been a little distracted lately, not really blogging angst but I'm having a hard time coming up with things to post. Mostly because I'm thinking about just this ONE thing.

    I've had some issues with the, uh, plumbing for a few months. Things are not, shall we say, regular.

    Oh, fuck it. I haven't had a period since January. There.

    (Apologies to my two male readers. Hi Captain! Hi Cameron! You're allowed to go watch the game now, have a beer and ignore the rest of this post. Although, you're both parents so you must have SOME idea of how this works).

    I've also had some weird hot flashes and various other goings-on, so at my physical this week I mentioned all this to my doctor. And she decided to test me for a) premature menopause and b) polycystic ovarian syndrome.

    Yeah. Sounds fun, right? Both of those present problems, should I ever want to provide my son with a sibling.

    I said, "Um," and my doctor said (in an annoyingly cheerful, I'm-done-having-all-my-children kind of way) "Good thing you guys are done, right? Aren't you done?"

    And in that instant, months of waffling and humming and gawd-do-I-never-want-to-be-pregnant-again turned into OMG I TOTALLY WANT ANOTHER BABY YOU CAN'T TELL ME I CAN'T XANDER NEEDS A LITTLE BROTHER WAAAAAHHHH!!

    I managed to not say that though. I said, weakly, "Um, we weren't sure." But I sure as hell am now.

    I cried in the car and then went home and hugged the son I'm lucky enough to have already fiercely, and then I presented my case to Paul. He's been spending the same months voicing vague arguments such as, "Can we afford another one?", and " I don't know. We just started getting some sleep."

    I cried on his shoulder about my potential barrenness, and sudden and overwhelming urge to have another baby and he said, "Sure, let's have another one."

    "Really? But you never seem like you think it's a good idea."

    "I've been talking myself into it for a few months," he replied. "You're just never there for the conversations."

    Hm. Well, then. Whatever the testing verdict comes back as, I guess we're giving this a shot. So to speak.

    Reader Comments (54)

    My husband had some trouble getting off the fence, too. Good luck, Keely!! I hope it all works out for you!

    Now go get busy.

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherPride

    yay! i love talking uterus!

    i haven't had a period since july. i have poly cystic ovarian disease - have had it since my early twenties. you can still have kids with this condition. its actually good news if that's what you have - compared to the other things you might have that stop periods. its very manageable.

    good luck with baby making!

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBex

    Early menopause? That's one of those terms that makes you want to punch your doctor right in the face.

    Sending good thoughts and wishes your way.

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterblissfully caffeinated

    I'll be sending good thoughts. I think that X would make a fabulous older brother.

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

    WTF? You mean you're not in your husband's head getting all telepathic and shit?

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScandalous Housewife

    I wish you a lot of good luck and that the outcome is a good one! It's always when the choice disappears that we really realize what we want.
    Feel to to have either or both of my kiddo's. Let me know and I'll slap proper postage on their butts.

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlogging Mama Andrea

    Sending good thoughts too. Have fun with the whole process!

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

    I'm sure all will be well Keely. Just steer clear of any zombies and all will be fine.


    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQuirkyloon

    Good wishes to you!

    I will be talking about my uterus after May 1...

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOsh

    I hope you get good news from the results and that you are all kinds of knocked up in no time!

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenni Jiggety

    I know how that goes. Every time, I swore I was done. Until someone walked past with a baby. Boom.

    Good luck. Could be something simple. We'll keep our fingers crossed.

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Mother

    well, get busy, woman!

    seriously, good luck with the tests. but it can't hurt to get started with the fun part.

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

    Aw, good luck with the testing and getting knocked up. I'm always happy when other people are making babies. Babies are fabulous, but we're just a little bit done...

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermrsbear

    I think your hubby knows not to pass up some easy sex. You silly silly woman!

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHit 40

    Good luck getting horizontal. Ooohhh yaaahh! Babaduuum! hoooah! Since you're my doppleganger does this mean I should start trying too??

    (Seriously though, I hope your plumping is okay.)

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrogs in my formula

    oh, I know your deep sadness on this . . . I just got my period this morning . . . 10th month of NEGATIVES! BUT, that being said - I would really LOVE to NOT have a period EVER again!!

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTiaras and Tantrums

    First off...wanted to let you know that you've got another male reader.

    Second...I'm not afraid of the word period. I'm also not afraid of the concept of a period.

    Third...Good luck with the baby making.

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaddy Geek Boy

    First off, don't think this new decision is getting you out of HASAY, you'll just have to join Michelle in TABAY. So there.

    I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and I got knocked up twice. You can do it! Make us proud! The bad news is even though Jamie got snipped last month, I will ALWAYS have to stay on birth control to regulate my period since there's a higher chance of getting cancer with POS. Ha, POS, not piece of shit. Yes, I rambled but what I meant to say was congrats on your decision now get to it.

    April 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

    YAY!! You get to have sex! Lucky!

    Keep us posted on all the times you have sex. Every single time.

    April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAS Amber

    Hey, I have PCOS and I was able to conceive my daughter with the help of some medication that also helped me lose weight (BONUS!) so all hope is not lost if that is the diagnosis. If you ever want to chat, I know A LOT about it, so just drop me a line and I will try to help any way I can! HUGS!!!

    PCOS happens to people it doesn't completely stop them from having kids. You need to ask for a specific Dr for this. There have been studies that link low carb lifestyles with return to EGGS! :) It's not impossible, and for good measure I'll send babydust your way, I've got a 29/30 rating on this stuff, 30friends, on a TTC group and only 1 didn't get pregnant :)

    April 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkyooty

    apparently talking about your uterus gets numerous comments ... off to make up something about my uterus.
    oh yeah ... and two ... totally worth it. my two meeting was the best moment of my life. really. and then in a few years i'll hate it but in 20 or so i might like it again.
    and i so want another one. they are like chips, i tell ya!

    April 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjen

    Well congrats, and good luck. And try not to stress about it too much because when you're stressed, you don't conceive!!!

    April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMs. Salti

    Happy Baby making!!! ;)

    April 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

    Have fun! We're ready for another, too!

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