Saturday, August 20, 2011

What To Expect

About a week ago, I was getting things together in the donation corner of our office for AmVets.  One of the things I came across was a copy of What to Expect When You're Expecting.  I had gotten that from one of my friends when I started TTC since she was done having kids and didn't need it anymore.  Around the same time, that same friend had given me some baby things she didn't want to move to her new apartment.  Back in April, I passed the baby stuff back to the friend to give to her pg sister-in-law.  I also gave her the never-opened books about natural childbirth that I had bought with so much hope almost 2 years ago.  I had hidden those books away along with What to Expect because it hurt too much to have to look at them but I don't like throwing things away if they can still be useful to someone.  When I gave away the other books, I threw What to Ecpect into the donation corner because the other mother-to-be was a nurse and so was not likely to need it.  When I went through the donation items last week, I figured it's not worth giving it away after all now that we're trying IVF.  It's currently living in the top of my office closet, though.  I'm still not ready to see it on a daily basis, not until (and if) I need it.  Until then, it's just another reminder.

1 comment:

  1. Keeping it is a good move toward positive thinking. I know it's hard to do that without getting your hopes up. I'm not sure how to advise you to maintain that balance between positive thinking & not building hope. Now that I've said that, my subconscious will work on it for you :)