I am also contemplating going old-school and creating a paper chain to countdown the hours until we can bring him home. And I would totally do it, if only I knew the exact details. Phil sent out some e-mails for me yesterday to try and nail down some deets. I would have sent out the e-mail myself, but it would have come out like this:
And since we don't want the breeders to think I am Mrs. Crazy-pants, Phil wrote the e-mail instead.
But I digress. I did actually have a topic in mind for this post. And that topic is... Why the crap are people such wet blankets?
Ever since we decided to get a puppy, people keep saying to me, "Puppies are so much work. It's just like having a baby! Why would you want to get a puppy?"
Ironically, all of those people have children. Don't know what that tells you but we will leave it alone.
Did people not get the memo that I am infertile? Or that my cancer was found because we were about to start fertility treatments? Heck... if it had been up to me (to get pregnant, that is, which obviously it wasn't), I would have a 10 month old. So obviously I am not afraid of a little responsibility.
You want to know if you are ready for responsibility? Seriously think about whether or not you are willing to spend $15,000 to $20,000 just to maybe get pregnant. If the answer is YES, then late night feedings isn't going to turn you away.
This is how desperate I am to nurture... I am excited to clean up dog pee and poop because it means I will have the puppy to cuddle with afterwards. Wake up every 2 hours to let him outside? SURE!! When we are done, we can cuddle. Wake up at 5:30 to walk the dogs before work? What a great way to get in some exercise (for me and the dogs) while showing my pups some love.
And I showed a picture of the puppy to my uncle and his reply was, "Sure he's cute now. But he's going to become a kid and then a teenager. And he won't be so cute then."
Thanks a lot... I love the support. Is that what you told your son when he told you he and his girlfriend were having another baby? I doubt it. And he shouldn't! You shouldn't criticize life decisions have already made. It's not exactly supportive.
After 6 months of trying to have a baby with no luck, I told Phil that after a year of this I was either going to need a baby or a puppy. After everything that has happened, a baby is likely off the table for another 2 years (a year after RAI plus time to adjust my medication plus regular ole pregnancy). The idea of not having a baby for 2 years LITERALLY makes me want to curl into a ball on the floor and start crying. Every day.
But then I look over at my pictures of Taylor and Cotton and I know it will be ok. They will keep me wonderfully distracted for the next couple of years. We will have so much fun together cuddling, walking, and cleaning up poop. I can't wait. They are my babies for the time being and I'm not afraid of a little more responsibility.