The cry of a child…

My husband and I have been married just about 3 and a half years.  We are both divorced and neither of us had children while we were in those marriages.  After his divorce, Rob had dated a couple of women, but the women he seemed to date were ones that already had children.  It wasn’t that he was AGAINST having a relationship with someone who had a kid, but he didn’t want an instant family.

Enter me.  I was married to my ex for six years, unable to conceive.  Everyone said, “You guys are SO not ready to have kids.  It’s okay and you’ll have kids later.”  Well, the truth remains, we were NOT meant to have children together, and thankfully we didn’t.  I often wonder if we had had children if I would have left.  One of the ladies I worked with said, “Yes, you would have eventually left.  You wouldn’t have allowed the abusive behavior.”  Then, someone else said, “It’s not you.  YOU can have kids.  It might be your [ex]-husband’s problem.”  Well, I don’t know if that’s true or not.  I *think* he has a kid–during our divorce, he told me his then-girlfriend was pregnant.

Anyway, Rob and I have been trying to get pregnant as long as we’ve known each other.  Okay, we weren’t trying when he spent that year in Iraq, but we tried when he was on leave and we went to Hawaii. 😉

Well, we recently found out that it WAS (IS) me!  Apparently, I’m not ovulating.  The doctor said, “I’m surprised you menstruate, your numbers are so low!”

Rob’s sister adopted a 9 year old little boy 3 years ago and he’s a really great kid!  He’s improved so much since they adopted him.  Rob and I have both considered adoption, even before we knew about my problem.  We’d both like to adopt two kids.  Rob would rather have girls than boys, but to me, it gender doesn’t really matter.

On May 10th, there is an Adoption Symposium and information can be found here.  We’re really looking forward to this.  The lectures that we want to attend are:  How to Get Started With Adoption, The Four Factors in Adoption, International/Domestic Adoption…Where Do I Begin and The Role of US Immigration/Citizenship Services in International Adoption.  As it turns out, there is also a monthly adoption support group locally and I am really looking forward to that.  It actually makes me feel a little bit better, knowing that Rob and I aren’t the only one’s going through this!

Kids say the funniest things…

As I stated before, I was going to do my blog a little differently this month, in keeping with the theme for May–Voices.

I got to thinking about this a little bit and I remembered numerous emails that I have received in the past…

It’s always a good laugh, so I hope you enjoy this 🙂

1. “When you breath, you inspire. When you do not breath, you expire.”

2. “H3O is hot water, and CO3 is cold water”

3. “To collect fumes of sulphur, hold a deacon over a flame in a test tube”

4. “When you smell an odorless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide”

5. “Nitrogen is not found in Ireland because it is not found in a free state”

6. “Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and caterpillars.”

7. “Blood flows down one leg and up the other.”

8. “Respiration is composed of two acts, first inspiration, and then expectoration.”

9. “The moon is a planet just like the earth, only it is even deader.”

10. “Artifical insemination is when the farmer does it to the cow instead of the bull.”

11. “Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire.”

12. “A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold.”

13. “Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas.”

14. “The body consists of three parts — the brainium, the borax and the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowls, of which there are five — a, e, i, o, and u.”

15. “The pistol of a flower is its only protections agenst insects.”

16. “The alimentary canal is located in the northern part of Indiana.”

17. “The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and the outsides have ben taken off. The purpose of the skeleton is something to hitch meat to.”

18. “A permanent set of teeth consists of eight canines, eight cuspids, two molars, and eight cuspidors.”

19. “The tides are a fight between the Earth and moon. All water tends towards the moon, because there is no water in the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in his fight.”

20. “A fossil is an extinct animal. The older it is, the more extinct it is.”

21. “Many women believe that an alcoholic binge will have no ill effects on the unborn fetus, but that is a large misconception.”

22. “Equator: A managerie lion running around the Earth through Africa.”

23. “Germinate: To become a naturalized German.”

24. “Liter: A nest of young puppies.”

25. “Magnet: Something you find crawling all over a dead cat.”

26. “Momentum: What you give a person when they are going away.”

27. “Planet: A body of Earth surrounded by sky.”

28. “Rhubarb: A kind of celery gone bloodshot.”

29. “Vacumm: A large, empty space where the pope lives.”

30. “Before giving a blood transfusion, find out if the blood is affirmative or negative.”

31. “To remove dust from the eye, pull the eye down over the nose.”

32. “For a nosebleed: Put the nose much lower then the body until the heart stops.”

33. “For drowning: Climb on top of the person and move up and down to make artificial perspiration.”

34. “For fainting: Rub the person’s chest or, if a lady, rub her arm above the hand instead or put the head between the knees of the nearest medical doctor.”

35. “For dog bite: put the dog away for several days. If he has not recovered, then kill it.”

36. “For asphyxiation: Apply artificial respiration until the patient is dead.”

37. “To prevent contraception: wear a condominium.”

38. “For head cold: use an agonizer to spray the nose until it drops in your throat.”

39. “To keep milk from turning sour: Keep it in the cow.”