Big Brother babies and toxic thoughts

September 17, 2008

The fourth season of Finnish Big Brother started a couple of weeks ago. DH worked as a cameraman on the first season so I got to know all the gossip before they showed it on telly. Now I have to read it on internet from the boards where people with the cable subscription share what’s going on. On Sunday’s live show one of the contestants got to learn that his girlfriend is pregnant. She was suddenly standing outside the window and holding signs that word by word told him the news. The guy was so touching, he could hardly breath because he was so happy. I was of course in tears while wathcing this as I’m a real sucker for all emotional tv crap.

On last season’s BB one of the girls in the house learned she was pregnant (after several months of ttc’ing) after a few weeks of the show. What possess someone ttc’ing to enter the BB house is a mystery to me. We are still waiting for our Finnish BB baby to be born in the house or one of the contestants to conceive while staying in the BB house. (Looking at the current, free-spirited and mainly single contestants in their early 20’s and the amount of drunken kissing/snuggling/groping I could see that happening too.)

Okay, BB is not ALL I watch on telly. On Monday there was an interesting document about the general sperm quality and how it is radically getting worse thanks to all the toxins we are surrounded by. These toxins are basically everywhere; in the things we touch every day (different plastics), the food we eat (agricultural toxins), the air we breath (pollution). Quite alarming actually. What if our problems to conceive are partly a result of this? Will couples have even more and more infertility problems in the future?Β  I have to admit though that I didn’t watch the whole document because my favourite Finnish soap opera started on different channel at the same time.

I have a big bruise on my right knee thanks to Sunday’s kickboxing workout and several small ones after yesterday’s. I love the sport. Especially when we have free sparring and I get a guy twice my age as my partner and he looks down on me just to have his ass kicked in a few minutes. Ha-ha :D! I know that if I’d get those magic two lines I’d had to stop this sport immediately since it involves so much contact. Ok I guess I could handle that πŸ˜‰ Funny thing is, that me and my friend are now the only girls in the beginners’ course although there were like 10 of us when we started. Now it’s just a bunch of big guys and us.

Next weekend one of my cousins is getting married and I’m again the designated photographer. I’m really looking forward to seeing many of my relatives as it’s going to be a bigger wedding than my sister’s. Too bad that me and DH will be the only ones representing our family since my sister’s husband is working and my parents are going abroad for a holiday. But knowing my relatives it’s going to be a good party! I’ll just have to pretend to drink my wine so I will dodge all the questions. In Finland you are either a)pregnant b)really religious if you don’t drink and not drinking always means you have to explain it to others. Drinking heavily is somewhat our national sport… Yep, not a very smart one.

It’s CD16, 2DPO. No symptoms really, just the same cramps and back pain I had during ovulation but quite mild today.



  1. LOL@drinking heavily being a Finnish sport. Same here. It’s impossible to NOT drink, else the questions……damn questions. Good luck with your stealth mission.

    I am so jealous of your kick boxing. I wish my stupid back would get just a bit better…I noticed a place in town offering beginning kick boxing, and thought of you. And how I’d love to kick people. πŸ˜‰

    Looking forward to your EPS reports.


  2. I think you would fit right in here in Australia drinking while watching OTHER people playing sport seems to be our national sport :S Yeah, we aren’t that smart!!

    My mother in law would agree with that doco you watched. She thinks that all the chickens we eat pumped full of hormones to make them big and fat is starting to effect womens fertility. It’s an interesting thought.

    Your Big Brother sounds much better than ours, ours just got axed after 7 series, ours was soooo boring, no pregnant people or TTC people.

  3. Dagny, I wish your back gets better soon and you can get do some kick boxing too :)!

    Mrs Woggie, I eat chicken all the time! OMG. Maybe I should consider eating something else for a change…

    It sounds like heavy drinking is an international sport ;)!

  4. I think it’s a symptom of the colonies. ;)(for Canada and Auz anyway. heh)

    The drinking that is.


  5. Finns always explain our drinking habits with the darkness, the climate and the Finnish gloomy nature of mind… I don’t know if any of these are the true reasons.

  6. LOL.

    I think so. I live where it gets dark rather early in the winter, and stays light fairly late…though nothing like you guys. And I find we do the same thing. Mind you we love our hockey and beer as well, so could be that. πŸ˜€

    I like to think I got my gloom from my Dad. πŸ˜‰ He was one of those damn stoic Finns.

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