Amy had been referred to a Beverly Hills fertility doctor, who was so reassuring that I took him to calling him Dr. Mellow. His office had a wall of photos of smiling babies, as if to say, "This will be you." We sat in his waiting room holding hands. We believed. We didn't know we had just taken our seats inside the Hope Factory. Once inside, the possibility of getting pregnant never ended. If one technique failed, you tried another, and kept trying. There seemed to be an infinite supply of hope.
Without referring you to the many, many, medical sites, books and journals I immediately consulted on the subject, there is some belief that a certain vein that traverses one or both testicles can, in one way or another, affect the quality of sperm production. Operating on it may, or may not, improve sperm quality. In my case, a double varocelectomy was recommended.
I suppose everyone remembers their first time. I certainly do. I put on some mood music, dimmed the lights and proceeded to romance myself. Eager to please the laboratory (and myself), I marshaled my forces to climax, and then promptly fumbled the collection. Most of my contribution missed the container.
"I feel like in the time that I've been laid off, I've become a family man," he continued as I listened while stuffing my mouth with sustenance from the hen. "Maybe I've been growing that way anyway, but being laid off has given me another level of awareness. It makes me want to be somewhere where you can hear the roosters crow—like back in Puerto Rico."
Poll: How Do You Deal With A Monster-In-Law?: Be blunt. Tell her that her actions are disrespectful and are hurting your relationship with her son. Avoid her. Don’t get into situations where you'll have to talk to her. Give back what you get! If she's fresh with you, you've got to be rude right back. Be nice. Ignore her incivility and just try to get along with her.
It appears Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson are not only back together, but ready to make the relationship permanent. Though the couple has notoriously been on and off again, Lindsay plans to disown her Catholic religion in favor of Judaism to please her future wife.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Cosby Show, we're going to squeeze out ways in which this iconic family seared itself in our memories. Granted, this took some creative brain wrangling. We were a bit younger than Rudy throughout the Cosby's eight-season tenure, which meant for most of it, we were too little to fully appreciate the New Wave, bohemian-leanings of Denise, Baby Boom-esque, working girl stylings of Sondra, and strong, feminist undertones of Clair. But this isn't to say the residue of the family didn't linger in our psyches. While we didn't learn much about sex (The Cosby's were arguably the most wholesome family this side of the Brady's) we did take away some was universal love rules instead.
Hubby Josh Duhamel, on the other hand, doesn't feel as strongly about having his black eyed peas implanted in another woman's uterus. Josh would rather Fergie have the baby herself, a natural request to make of one's newly wedded spouse. "Josh has told Fergie that if she can take time off to have their baby, he's more than willing to play Mr. Mom after the child is born."
Poll: Do You Love Him But Hate His Family?: Yes. It's hard enough to make it work without all the baggage. No. The only thing that matters is our love, we can figure out the rest. His choice. I'd make him choose between me and the family.
Poll: Dating Your Best Friend's Sibling: A Do Or A Don't?: A do. What could be better? You already know his sister loves you. A definite don't. You feel like her family is your own. It'd be too weird. It depends on how your friend felt about the situation.
Poll: When Do You Introduce Your New Boyfriend To The Family?: I avoid it as long as possible. Right away. If my family doesn't like him, then it's not even worth continuing the relationship. I wait a few months to see how long-term the relationship is going to be. I don't really plan it out. It usually just happens randomly.