Sunday, 27 January 2008

An evening off from all this

Just come in from what has felt like a complete night away from all this fertility crap, and it's done me a world of good.

Went with a friend to another friend's flat for pizza, Corona and an entertainingly stupid scary movie. After the film we were chatting and I ended up mentioning my blog. It's kind of weird that I haven't really discussed it with them yet, since they're two of my best mates. But at the same time, one of the reasons I set this blog up is so I can rant into the ether and not risk - as I have genuinely feared might happen - losing friends by becoming "that miserable bitch who moans about babies 24/7".

Anyway, when I told them what the blog was called, they completely took the piss - in an affectionate way - and ended up inventing a Victorian patriarch character called Baron Blog, complete with peaked cap and breeches. It was really funny and it felt ace to have a bloody good laugh about it all - it's been too long since I've done that. I'm lucky to have friends around me who can make me see the stupid side of all this mess.

My conclusion is that having the piss taken out of you is good for the soul. I'm so very sick myself of having the same old bollocks conversations about fertility problems. Usually it's insensitive acquaintances or relatives piping up with the "Still not pregnant yet?" queries, followed by the tea-and-sympathy remarks you get when you admit to having fertility treatment: "Just have to wait and see what happens... fingers crossed... must be so hard for you".

Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying I don't need or appreciate sympathy, but it's made me feel a good deal better to be made to giggle helplessly about the ridiculousness of having a blog by this name. So cheers, girls, if you're reading this, from Baron Blog.


mutterings and meanderings said...

I think I would be tempted to shoot the tactless rellies...

Does Baron Blog have a waxed moustache?

Barrenblog said...

He does - I imagine it as one of those bushy, handlebar moustache efforts that is teased into curved points by Brylcreem or similar.

I'll probably achieve a similar look myself once I start the hormone treatment for PCOS!

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