Thursday, January 15, 2009


What do you when you are 38, you have an 18 year old, a 16 year old and an 8 year old, and your period is 12 days late?

Freak out and then buy an ept.

Thankfully it (they) was (were) negative. It really scared me, though, because when a woman's husband has had a vasectomy, she trusts that pregnancy is not something she ever has to worry about again.

Wayne never went back to the doctor after his vasectomy to have his sperm count verified as zero, and I told him that he needs to go do that, um, now. I really don't want to become pregnant again. Five years ago, I would have been okay with it, but now? I would be actively parenting minor children from age 19 to age 56. I love my kids, but the idea of raising young ones for an additional 18+ years exhausts me to no end.

I guess I should schedule an appointment with my doctor, though, to get a check-up and make sure nothing too funny is going on in my reproductive organs. It's probably just peri-menopause--I saw an episode on perimenopause on Oprah last week.


renae said...

Twelve days late is an awful long time. I would have loved it if you were pregnant again. Sam could have a buddy.

shan said...

Yeah, yeah. It could have been cool, but it would have also made me queasy.

Mistress of My Domain said...

geesh...I hate to throw the "M" word around but ever heard of pre-menopausal...yes it can happen at 38...but why am I telling you that. Look at me, I'm only 40(ish) and I'm already post menopausal...didn't even kill anyone yet..LOL Just throwing it out there...because I CAN.