Mrs Negative

Mrs Negative embraces her tardy Positive. Life after IVF and loving the son I never thought I'd have.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Turns out the drunkest girl in the Maternity ward last night......was me.
So intoxicating was the baby love that I have a hangover today.
....and you can see why.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Happy Broken Heart

I got me a brand new neice yesterday.
She is the cherry on top for my brother who has 2 wonderful sons. His excitement yesterday was so sweet. He sent a barrage of pictures & video direct to my phone from the maternity ward. The first one was baby, wide eyed, swaddled & perfect. The message read "Here I Am".
Oh, baby girl! you are.

I am going to meet her face to face tonight. I am excited, naturally. But even here & now, 100 kms away I feel tears sting each time I think about holding her, surrounded by all the new Mother's, drunk with baby love.

Wish me & my sober heart strength, peace & dry eyeballs. I'm going in.......

Thursday, January 18, 2007

....What Not To Wear

Q: Who went to work today wearing a blue blouse, pink capri's, black shoes & a brown beaded necklace?
A: Mrs Negative.

I am hideous. The heat has melted my brain. I just scampered around the shops in a desperate attempt to find a few new outfits for work. It was not a success. The shops are full of dresses that would have looked cute on me 14 years ago. I am stuck in a fashion age gap. Too old for Polka Dots...too young for stretch polyester. I even wandered into a maternity shop by accident. Thinking I'd finally found a boutique with light, flowy summer frocks that would suit me. I guess the name "Belly Basics" should have been a give away!
It infuriates me that Size L will not even cover a nipple. L is for Large. Not Little.
Pardon me shop assistant? Do you have this frock in a Size XXXXXXXL because apparently that's what size I am in 2007? No? It's only available in XXXXS & XXS & S?
Fine. I shall now be forced to put you in a headlock, Missy.

Trinny & Sussanah where are you? I would be delighted if you would strip me down to my saggy underpants, parade me in the Mirrored Room of Shame & slap me.

..Today's blue blouse & pink capri's have humiliated me more than those 2 ever could.