I'm sorry I haven't been updating my weight loss saga as closely as I could have. I didn't weight myself this morning because it didn't look good; what the numbers might be, that is. Two days ago I was at 123.4. Just four more pounds to go. This should be the hard part. The first four was water weight. The last four is fat and maybe a bit of muscle, I just don't know without one of the floating fat percentage test. I'm kind of taking this weekend as a fun one. My husband came back home a day early which I'm very happy about. :) We just came back from a car museum trip with our great friends which I can't name by their fake names because I can't now remember what I called them.
Last Tuesday, on the phone my husband said, "The new company insurance cover $15K of... I can't remember what it's called right now... what's it called?"
[Me] Infertility treatment.
[Him] Right, infertility treatment.
[Me] And how do you know this just two days into your job?
[Him] My boss told me.
[Me] You've already told them we're infertile????
[Him] Well, he and his wife have the same problem but she's a little older. Like 39 or 40. (This is supposed to make me feel good?)
[Me] I guess you guys are cutting to the chase. Back to the topic at hand. We could afford to do IVF before, it wasn't a question of money.
[Him] Well it sort of was. If you want to do that, I'd be OK with it.
[Me] But I don't want to do IVF. Having insurance that covers it makes no difference to me.
Fast forward to this morning....
[Me] So, after all these years of telling me you don't want kids, now you want them? Why?
[Him] Well, it would be nice to carry on the name. Not like we'd be assured a boy, but...
[Me, heading to the master bathroom] Exactly, and this is my policy. I am open to children as long as I can conceive them the same way 90% of the population does, FOR FREE, IN THE PRIVACY OF MY OWN HOME, AND ON NO DRUGS. Only that way am I open to having kids. Why should I pay thousands of dollars for something that most people get for free?
[Him] OK, honey.
And that's where we left it.
The aforementioned friends were the only ones so far that actually asked us how my husband and I would handle being apart for a few days at a time. They passed no initial judgement like every other person so far has. I said I was excited. I'm happy my husband is working at a great job. The last year was hell and it didn't help having him home every day. That was not a good compromise. I'm excited to travel to a new place a couple times a month. This is an adventure. It's not a bad thing and people can keep their bad attitudes to themselves. This is going to be fun!