1.) Believe you cannot get pregnant without in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, or any variety of drug cocktails. Because after all, you have PCOS, so you never ovulate.
2.) Take birth control pills.
3.) Take a pill late; double up the next day.
4.) Lather, rinse, repeat.
5.) Drink lots of Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay and Abita Strawberry; enjoy loads of goat cheese, Caesar salad, and tuna.
6.) Navigate your way through a major depressive episode that prompts your doctor to increase your dosage of Cymbalta.
7.) Rejoice in the fact that you’re *almost* back down to your svelte pre-marriage & pre-pregnancy weight, and be proud of your rigorous exercise regimen.
8.) Give away all your kids’ old baby things, clothes and cribs. Because you’re “done.”
9.) Get your own fancy blog and domain name, vow to begin writing daily, especially utlizing the early morning hours; for the first time in your life, feel like you are finding yourself and doing what you love. Get excited because your kids are starting kindergarten this fall and you’ll have so much time to write.
10.) Splurge on a dainty little summer dress from Anthropologie. That you may never be able to squeeze into again.