Standing Ovulation

by doodaddy on May 9, 2007

Working Mom woke me up early by showing me the blue “I’m ovulating!” line on a piece of plastic she’d just peed on.

We’re trying to get pregnant, you see, so this was, no question, good news. And outwardly, I gave every sign of excitement and anticipation.

Inwardly, though, I couldn’t help but think…

I went to bed at 2 a.m., then was up for nearly an hour at 4:30 a.m. Now, it’s 8 a.m. and Boobaby is blessedly still asleep. Maybe this news — this wonderful, joyous news! — could have waited a little?

The excitement is also moderated a bit by the obvious implication that WM and I will be having sex later. WM, in fact, let me know that she’ll be coming home during Boo’s afternoon nap just for that purpose. And I’m all for sex, don’t get me wrong, but I dunno, there’s something about scheduling it that discomfits me a little.

Do you know about anglerfish? They’re deep-sea fish — think of that scary one in the dark in Finding Nemo — and they are so sparsely populated that when a male and a female find each other, the male bites the female, latches on, and never lets go for the rest of his life. His vital organs (except for one!) disappear, his blood vessels intertwine with hers, and his sole purpose in life is to provide his gametes to the female. There’s a male in the picture, near the tail fin.

Marine biologists have a term for a male anglerfish. It’s “sack of sperm.”

Sigh. I suppose I’m overreacting, and it is nice to get back into it. And maybe make a baby!

Am I asking too much to have wanted to sleep in a few more minutes before getting that news?

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Mitch McDad May 9, 2007 at 9:45 am

Dude! Suck it up and have sex. You get no sympathy here. I say take it when you can get it. Though, sleep when you have to deal with kids is pretty damn important. And the anglerfish analogy is pretty damn funny. Nicely done.


doodaddy May 9, 2007 at 9:53 am

Yeah, yeah, no question. But can’t I sleep in a little, too? I know — guys want everything. 🙂


cryitout May 9, 2007 at 2:55 pm

Just to let you know, it’s the afternoon and I’m trying my best to enjoy the giants game, but I keep coming back to the image of you having sex. Probably right now. Man, you’ve GOT to come up with different topic tomorrow.


doodaddy May 9, 2007 at 4:52 pm

Ha! If it helps at all, I’m almost always posting a day late, but I usually forget to change the tense. The aforementioned sex actually occurred on Monday. If it’ll make you feel better, though, I’ll plan some more sex for tonight at, oh, let’s say, 11:30 p.m. Just about when you’re getting some work done.

Do you want me to text you a reminder? 🙂


moodswingingmommy May 11, 2007 at 5:40 am

The angler fish analogy is too funny! And no, coming from a woman’s perspective, you weren’t out of line to want to sleep a bit more. Just remember this feeling 10 years from now when you’re done with TTC and the roles are reversed!


doodaddy May 11, 2007 at 10:52 am

Oh, I’m pretty used to reversed roles! I’ll do my best!


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