The term came to me after I first read Womb4Improvement's Lexicon (the first time I ever truly laughed about IF). I could never formulate a good enough definition to submit it, but the word brought to mind a whimsical combination of obstetricians and sticks (the ones we pee on, the ones that are stuck into us) - plus the more obvious homophonic meaning. Updated to add: Obstickles is in the lexicon now! Woo-hoo! I feel like a blogosphere celebrity!!!
Cast of Characters
Stickles: recovering perfectionist, occasional drama queen, and pursuer of motherhood Mr. Stick (DH): my loving, patient, and occasionally clueless husband Fetch: the best dog ever, recipient of all my pent-up maternal energy Dr G (RE): as in Dr. "Ganesh," after the divine remover of obstacles - get it? The Poke Clinic: my supportive team of acupuncturists