Monday, December 14, 2009

Winning the lottery

I've been bouncing back and forth between being really excited about our chances with IVF and being dismally, completely, not optimistic at all. 40% chance of success. That number sounds so low compared to what other women I know get. In fact, the more I think about that stupid number, the worse it sounds.

Then the other night, J and I had a little pow wow.

As we were sitting there chit chatting about our days and the upcoming cycle (and joking about the oh-so-fancy sharps container that is sitting on our buffet in the dining room, just waiting for empty needles), I told J, "You know what? If someone offered to sell me a lottery ticket for $17,000 and told me I had a 40% chance of winning 30 million dollars, I think I'd be all over that."

He looked me in the eye and said, "And having a baby is worth so much more than 30 million dollars. It's priceless."

So, I think we're currently in the glass-is-half-full camp. God bless my husband.


Sarah said...

1) your chances are awesome and this WILL work
2) hopefully the baby gets your sweet math skillz

Cat said...

I love your husband. That's a great way to look at it.

When does the ass (it is the ass you put the needles in, yes? No? Thigh?) stabbing commence?

Ro said...

He is absolutely right, hon. This WILL work!

Elisa said...

i love your husband for giving you this perspective. and i love you just because...