The obligatory octuplets post.

So probably everybody knows about this woman by now, and everybody seems to have an opinion about her fourteen children.

I’ve seen several posts in IF blogland and a lot of comments.  Most are angry.

I’m angry, too.

This is hard for me to admit, and I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know that part of my anger stems from some pretty serious jealousy.

I’m insanely jealous that this (possibly unbalanced) woman can have fourteen children, eight of them in a rather irresponsible way, and I don’t know if I’ll ever even have one.

I’m angry that this one person makes many people think that all of us in the IF world are unbalanced and irresponsible.

I’m angry that there are doctors out there that make the decent and caring doctors that many of us work with look opportunistic and unethical.

I wish I could have the chance that she has had multiple times.

I wouldn’t make us look bad.

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3 responses to “The obligatory octuplets post.

  1. Thanks for the post! I read your About Me page and I’m sorry that you are dealing with all of this. It sucks, doesn’t it? I think the “waiting” period is the worst – I’m a total planner and like to have my agenda of IVF stuff ahead of time. Waiting truly bites.
    I’m feeling a bit better about everything though, now that I’ve been blogging. I feel so much less alone, you know?
    To the point of this blog entry – octuplet lady=crazy!!!! People that put her in the same category as other IF folks are complete morons. Not worth even thinking about…Come to think of it, there are a lot of stupid people out there when it comes to understanding infertility. UGH!

  2. Everytime I think about this woman I get so angry about so many different things I can’t even have a coherent thought.

  3. OMG, I totally plagerized your post title. I’m so sorry! I didn’t mean to – it was totally subconscious. I updated my post with a note confessing my sin. I’m really sorry!

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