2.08.2010

In Response to Google...My 100th Post!

This is my 100th post folks! You have read and listened to my ramblings 100 times (and I love every one of you for it!). I have been racking my brain trying to come up with a fabulous 100th post....then I saw the Google Commercial from the Superbowl and knew I had it!

In case you aren't familiar with the commercial you can view it here:



Got the tissues handy? After observing that commercial during the Superbowl last night (which yes I did watch because my husband loves it and I secretly wanted The Saints to win because I love Kim Kardashian!) I said to my husband "well isn't that just a slit your wrists commercial?!?". I mean isn't that how life is supposed to be...you find the perfect person...you do anything you can to impress them....you make the relationship work...then comes marriage and a baby....RIGHT??!?!?

I think google forgot a step....what about googling " The best reproductive endocrinologists in your area" or "the cost of iui and ivf"? Where is the plain frustration google " why can't I get pregnant" or the ever popular "how do I get pregnant?". How many hours are spent on looking up information on all those acronyms (IUI, IVF, PCOS, HSG, FET etc ...you get the point).

I had so many emotions watching that commercial....I felt connected to it when they typed " long distance relationship advice" and then "jobs in Paris" because I have been there with my husband. (NOT PARIS...I WISH...). I googled about places for us to go. I googled about things to say to him in Italian. I even googled the perfect church for us. And just as I was all wrapped up in my sentiment and emotions ...I see " How to assemble a baby crib?". OUCH!

Let's discuss the logistics of the commercial for a second. Besides me cursing those fertile French women, it is so obvious that he purchased the crib in IKEA. Has anyone ever tried to put together furniture from IKEA? Definitely google worthy. Also who doesn't know what a truffle is?!?!? If he has the money to study abroad, then he should know what a truffle is! (yum chocolate)

After watching all these reality shows about being pregnant (hey have you read my conceive blog about it babies babies babies and bellies bellies bellies ) and watching commercials like this or promos for the new show parenthood...I feel ....well I feel forgotten about. Not me personally per say...but us as a generation of woman who struggle to find that piece of their hearts and lives that is missing. Shows now will touch on the issues but it is still something we find shocking to see (Ugly Betty anyone?)...yet we deal with it on regular basis. My beloved soap opera Days of Our Lives (from which I get my dramatic acting lessons from) started to touch on it too...but just on Friday when they were really opening up about it ..the girl realizes she's late and might be pregnant. I want to see a show that gets into the heart of it....a show that allows woman like me to identify to the characters and find comfort in the somewhat "normalcy" of it all.

It's not just TV either....I feel the aches when I read about all these fun things mommy bloggers get to do. The special conferences they have....the twitter parties....I feel like a teen left out of the prom. So on my 100th post...I am taking a stand and screaming from the roof tops "I am un-fertile (thanks for the term Becca...Love it) and I am Fabulous". I may not get to do all this fun mommy type stuff yet ...but the experiences this has brought me (both the pain and the joy) has truly made me a better person. The people I have connected with, like you my dear readers, have provided an unbreakable wall of security around my heart. There are times where this wall will crack ...and pieces of it may crumble but it's there and I feel it!

Being Un-fertile and Fabulous is the new black .....Wear it well my friends!

13 comments:

Ashley said...

Ok that commerical just made me cry. If only life really did go that smoothly. What a beautiful post. I loved it!

liberalgranolagirl said...

Love it! That commercial got me all teary eyed here at work. If only it were that easy for all of us. *sigh*

Holly said...

fantastic post! You perfectly stated what I think so many of us feeling when faced with being un-fertile in a fertile world! Congrats on your 100th post btw :)

Courtney said...

That commercial totally made me tear up but then it also totally pissed me off. If only it WAS that easy for my DH and I.

*hugs*

[cre] said...

You are so right. Babies and mommas and pregnancy and *perfection* are all around us all the damned time. It's about time we do stand up and share with the world that we are proud of who we are. That we are not ashamed of ourselves. And I will be following you from now on!

Busted Kate said...

Infertile is the new black! LOL

Congrats on your 100th post, girl... way to go!

Waiting Lisa said...

Love it. Great new post. Congratulations on it being your 100th!

Fertility Chick said...

Happy 100th post! Here's to being un-fertile and fabulous! And even more so, here is what is to come, I am hopeful that it WILL happen!! :)

PS - thank you for posting a link to the commercial - being in Canada we are deprived of the Super Bowl commercials - except for online!!

Pregnant Yuppy said...

"I am un-fertile, and I am fabulous!" Hear me scream it from the rooftops!

Jen @ After The Alter said...

First Congratulations on your 100th post!! 2nd..I'm sorry that commercial made you sad. I didn't think of it that way but I can see how one would get frustrated. I too get jealous of the "mommy blogger" world...

JayBee said...

I've used google more for TTC than for anything else in my whole life. This week my Google topic of choice has been "short luteal phase." I definitely feel you.

In general though, wouldn't we all be so lost without Google?

SarahM said...

Thank you!! I am so glad I am not alone in my frustration with this commercial. Great post!! Congratualtions on number 100.

NaVe said...

That commercial is such a tear jerker - has me sitting on my couch sniffling. And you are SO right - so many shows make us "un-fertiles" feel like we're not even human anymore. I would love to see a show that shows our struggles and trials and deals with the reality that so many of the world's women today are facing.