Wednesday, November 12, 2008

From Infertile to Happy Mom

Hello everyone. I'm sorry I have been such a bad blogger. I have heard other women talk about how time consuming having a newborn is, but I never fully understood the depth of that consumption until I had a newborn of my own. Baby is now 6 weeks old and finally in a sort-of predictable eating and sleeping pattern. Hopefully he keeps the predictability going as I need to return to work in a week and a half.

I have been thinking a lot about what I want to do with this blog over the past few months. I started this blog because of the desparation and despair I felt over experiencing infertility. I needed a place to unload and also to connect with other people who could relate to my experience. I have been very blessed by the infertile blogging community! I consider myself a much better person for knowing you all. Thank you so much for your support and empathy! I still pray for all of you and hope you are all blessed with a child.

Thankfully, I am no longer in that place of desparation and despair. For the first time in my life I feel perfectly happy. I'm not saying that my life is perfect. We do live in a fallen world. However, I have been feeling a deep sense of joy and peace. I am genuinely happy. It is such a nice change of pace and I am very grateful for the experience.

Since I feel like a different person than the woman who started this blog, I have decided not to add any more posts to this blog (at least for a while). I do have another blog that I will continue to keep current. I use my real name in my other blog so I do not want to just post the link here. If you are interested in following my other blog, please email me and I will be glad to share the link with you. If you would rather not follow my other blog I do understand. I will continue to pray for all of you and carry hope that your prayers for expanding your family are answered.

Thank you again for your support!
God bless you!


Jen said...

Returning to work after 6 weeks is rough. I'm lucky enough to get to stay out until 13 weeks, and even that seems too soon. Good luck! And I sent you an email.

Fertilized said...

Good luck to you. He is so handsome!

Beth said...

Hello! Glad to see you posted! I know exactly how you feel about going from infertile to mother - I think it's a lot different than just becoming a mother!

I would love to follow your other blog, but I don't have your email. If you don't mind, my email is regs78 at yahoo


Amanda said...

How beautiful! Good luck with returning to work!

Anonymous said...

I want to follow your other blog too:

I'd miss seeing how everything works out. Got to see more cute pictures of Baby!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

I'm so sorry I haven't been over to comment in... forever! I was reading through some old comments of mine and suddenly remembered you! Your boy is just perfect! I couldn't be happier for you :) Congratulations!!

Maria Therese said...

Congratulations on your new baby! He is beautiful! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Congratulations on your new family! Your kids are so adorable! You are so blessed!

May I ask for prayers for my husband and I? We are 42 and 44 years old, we were married a year and half ago, and want so much to be parents. However we haven't had any success being able to get pregnant due to endometriosis stage four. I feel sad, discouraged, and wonder if I should keep praying for a child of our own? I am open to adopting and talked with my husband about it, but he is worried if we will have enough room in our small condo, and be able to come up with the $$$$ needed.

I have been babysitting since age 13 and a teacher at a daycare for twenty years. I adore children and always wanted my own. I found out last February after surgery to remove two ovarian cysts that I have endometriosis. It's been a big struggle for me to be told I have endo and I probably am infertile. My heart aches and my arms ache for a child.

Could you please pray for us? You and your new family are in my thoughts and prayers!

May God Bless your family!

Thank you so much for sharing your story!

May God Bless you and your beautiful new family.

Maria :)