Paper Mountain

When you mix up your paper-to-be-recycled with your paper-to-be-shredded-before-being-recycled, you end up with a big mountain of paper that requires more attention than you can give it at 7am on bin day when you have just enough time to stuff something into the recycling sack for the bin men to take away.

Over the last few days I’ve been diligently tackling our mountain. It’s been an excavation into our lives past. Today, nearing the bottom of the box (yes, we keep our mountain in a box) I came across the instructions for 8 pregnancy tests! A few layers beneath those, my IVF meds chart and all the instructions from every box of Follistim we opened.  I looked up from what I was doing and saw, across the room, our beautiful son, creating havoc with the bookshelf.

It was an oddly emotional moment.

vee xxx


11 responses to this post.

  1. It’s amazing all that paper can actually equal a baby one day.


  2. Posted by nutella on April 7, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Sniff, sniff. It’s modern archeology, you excavate in layers to see the chronology.


  3. Posted by starrhillgirl on April 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    This is a strangely hopeful thing to read today. Thanks, babe.


  4. WOW! That was one big mountain of paper 🙂


  5. Posted by gypsygrrl on April 8, 2010 at 12:51 am

    awww…this has me tearing up and it was wonderful to read today too…



  6. Woo hoo! We have babies. 🙂

    You know I didn’t throw away my big folder of ovulation charts when I stumbled across it.


  7. weeps!

    I bet it will feel great to shred all of that!


  8. p.s. I can not get over how big B is getting! And he is beautiful. (still swoon over all of his lovely hair!)


  9. beautiful!


  10. Posted by reproducinggenius on April 9, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Yep, that is some emotional stuff. Sometimes it’s still hard to grasp that they’re really here, isn’t it?


  11. reading this very, very late, but just in time for me — big package of meds just arrived, and i am feeling blue and overwhelmed.

    thanks for the bit of hope, too.


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