Monday, November 28, 2011

Warning: I'm Going to Start Talking about this Pregnancy

I love this community and I don't want to leave it. And I'm not going to. And knowing what I know, and fearing what I fear, I need you all, very much.

But now is that time, the time where this blog becomes a little more about my pregnancy and a little less about a struggle, not completely without struggle, but definitely less.

So you will see some changes...

1) I've added a ticker at the top tracking the growth of my twins (eek!! MY TWINS!!!). I saw this on a few of my other post infertility pregnant friend's blogs and just loved it and have dreamed of seeing it on my blog.

2) I'd also like to start talking more about my pregnancy here, and while this may deter some of you from reading, or maybe even make me lose some followers,  in the end, this is my space to document this whole journey, or "tumultuous trip", and get some support from those of you who have made it to this other side.  So expect a few symptom discussions, some ultrasound pictures and some belly shots.

3) I intend also to talk about things related to pregnancy after infertility, i.e., how much the fear and depression and expectation of bad things affects the way I go through this.

4) Finally, I really want to talk about donor eggs and how this choice we have made has affected our thoughts around this pregnancy. I want to be honest and true here to this amazing gift we have received. I want to let others know what this choice has meant to us and how it is impacting us, or families and our babies.

I do hope you decide to stay. I truly enjoy having each of you read and journey along with me on this. My blog is one of my favorite spaces to work through my thoughts, get support and connect with this amazing community.

18 comments:

thirtiesgirl said...

Can't wait to hear more about your journey. I am really excited to hear more about your thoughts on donor eggs as that's our next step (or embryos).

Gurlee said...

So excited for you, I'm not going anywhere! Your attitude inspires me. I am finally way more positive and trying to minimize my fear.

Kate said...

I'm not going anywhere! I am so looking forward to and needing to follow along on your journey. I just wrote a post about how much we need to keep talking to each other. It's the only way through that makes sense to me. :)

K. said...

can't wait to follow the journey!

amiracle4us said...

xoxo

Mags said...

So happy this time has finally come!

jill's infertility document said...

Here to stay!

Pregnancy is just as much a part of IF as anything, I demand it! the only part that makes what we have been through worth it, because otherwise, if it is not, then I quit!

I am so excited for your next chapter.

Kristen said...

So happy you are pregnant...and with twins...that is great!
I'm glad you are going to talk about your pregnancy! I found people to be VERY supportive when I went through the transition from IF to pregnancy on my own blog, and I hope you find the same. We still need each other! It's not like when you get pregnant all the fears and all the trauma you've been through just magically goes away...

Jana said...

I am glad you will speak about using the donor eggs, since that will probably be in my future, too(after 3 IVF/ICSIs, which only have given me a grand total of 1 embryo to transfer). Thanks in advance and I wish you a wonderful pregnancy!

donordiva.com said...

You couldn't get rid of me even if you tried. Very excited for you and looking forward to reading more.

Lindsey said...

I loved reading this post! I just wrote one very similar because I was feeling like I couldn't write on my own blog for fear of offending someone. I'm excited to start following your journey.

Bernadette & Duane said...

You are one thoughtful lady. Nevertheless, it is YOUR time, so scream it from the mountaintops! You have worked so hard to get here! B xoxoxo

Maria said...

So friggin' amazing girlie.....TWINS! I'm sticking around for sure. :D

Lara said...

Can't wait to hear all the details! So exciting!

LC said...

You're stuck with me for a very long time! :)

lisabttc said...

I'm here for the long haul!! :-) Your story is very inspiring, and I'm so excited for you! I love the ticker, and I want to hear everything! :-)

glimpseinsidemyjourney said...

I'm waiting... start talking already!

:)

glitterandrainbows1 said...

I'm sticking around. It's so exciting to see someone getting where we all want to be. :)