Thursday, June 16, 2016

She is here

I'd like to offer my sincerest apologies for letting this blog go without updates for so long.  It has always bugged me when other people became pregnant and then stopped updating their infertility blog and now I've become that person.  The only excuse I have had is that I have been busy... Me and everyone else, right?  I'm sorry.

We have been overwhelmed with love for our sweet baby girl.  She arrived one day late and was a larger than expected bundle of perfection.

Words cannot express that gratitude I have to be a mother with a baby to hold. Not a day goes by where I don't realize how fortunate we are.  I am forever grateful to the medical team (or village) that helped us hold her in our arms.  

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A long overdue update (28 weeks pregnant)

Sometimes I still cannot believe it - we are pregnant, very pregnant now.  Without this bump of mine I might not believe it.  I have had the easiest pregnancy in regards to side effects.  I could easily see myself becoming a little baby making machine if other factors wouldn't making getting and staying pregnant a challenge.  Heck, I might even have offered to be a surrogate for someone - I honestly feel that great.

All of this can change of course.  I'm still only 28 weeks and have quite a way to go before baby girl arrives. But, wow, am I thankful.

I just had my out of state baby shower this past weekend and another ultrasound today so it has been an excited my, yet emotional time.  My shower brough unexpected emotions and many tears. As I was in the middle of opening gifts it finally occurred to me that this was MY shower, I wasn't attending as a guest.  It became quite overwhelming to me and then I began opening handmade items that really just made me melt.  I am beyond grateful to be having this little girl and for all of the love and well wishes that have followed us in our pregnancy.  It truly feels like a village of supporters have willed this pregnancy to progress.

In the time I have been away from this blog I have ramped up my 'nesting' and prepping for baby.  I am doing my best to get the physical portion of my to do list completed before the third trimester starts and my energy level drops.  I'm a nursery-completing, basement-cleaning machine these days.  

Check out this baby foot from today.  That is one BIG, big toe... She has her fathers feet.