Wednesday, January 5, 2011

On penguins and infertility

One of the infertility message boards I frequent has adopted the penguin as a kind mascot. Why? Well, they have a horrible time incubating eggs that hopefully become baby penguins, as you are probably aware thanks to the success of the film March of the Penguins. A quick Google search yields a great 10 minute educational video made by an RE (who knew?) on penguin mating habits; click here to see it.

Why am I bringing this up?

Well, remember how I posted not too long ago about having a strong urge to go shopping for baby stuff? Today I gave in.

I went to Target after work to pick up some stuff, including some cleaning supplies, which happen to be across from the baby section. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted this:

How cute is that?!?!

In my defense, it was on clearance for $5. It must be a sign! Of course! God is telling me I will finally have a baby! Or maybe God is just being an asshat & mocking me. I think it's fairly gender neutral since it's mostly green which is also nice. But look @ the cute little penguin! I mean, it's gotta be a sign, right? But now comes the most important question: do I show my husband? I'm not sure if he'll think it's cute or think that I've completely lost my marbles. So in the meantime, I've hidden it in the guest room dresser.


ADSchill said...

It's cute AND I think that it's perfect in continuing your hope for a family.

I actually was just thinking that I would go shopping for a baby outfit just to show myself that I believe it will happen.

Mrs J said...

So cute! And at $5, why not?

cjdubs13 said...

i wore my penguin socks to every RE appointment. I bought a small penguin at the store one day while buying PG tests. One of the first outfits I bought for my baby once we were approved to adopted was a penguin outfit. I say whatever brings you hope!!!!