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Baby Steps: Living life by the calendar

Posted October 21, 2010 9:31 p.m. EDT
Updated October 25, 2010 5:06 p.m. EDT

Our calendar is pinned to the pantry door in the kitchen. I keep it there so it’s in plain sight. In fact, it’s directly next to the fridge. And yet - my husband still claims he cannot be held responsible for the things that are on there.

And who could blame him? These days the calendar looks more like a toddler’s doodle art work than a month’s worth of forethought. A circle here, a sticker there, shapes drawn with highlighter in a color code only one person in the world could possibly understand. It looks like chaos but, in reality, this is the most organized I’ve ever been!

So far, I’m digging it. This baby making thing – though it hasn’t been working so well on the whole – is getting my entire life in order. I am staying on top of family birthday cards; I’m keeping the dogs up to date on their meds; and I actually know when my monthly gift from Mother Nature is supposed to arrive!

I could get used to this…

Christine is an associate producer at WRAL-TV, which includes research for 5 On Your Side and producing the 10 p.m. weekend newscasts on Fox50. She lives with her husband and three dogs. Christine is chronicling her experience as she and her husband struggle with infertility. Find her here on Fridays.