Geez it’s been a long time since I wrote here.
So long, in fact, that I’m about 4 weeks away from giving birth to our first daughter.
But let me back up.
Since I last posted, I’ve:
- Bought a new house
- Renovated and sold our old house
- Gone to Florida to meet my sister, brother and birthfather
- That one bears repeating; I’ve MET my birthfamily!
- Gone through IVF
- Got pregnant!!
- Renovated a kitchen and done so many other other home improvements
- Dug really really deep into my work
- Quilted a lot
- Acquired Gestational Diabetes
- Spent a lot of time chatting with my long-lost sister
- Meant to blog just about every day
So it’s been kind of an amazing 11 months.
And I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet. I find that when I was blogging a lot, I was doing it in the morning before work. That all ended last year. I took on a permanent team lead role at work, and switched my schedule to work earlier hours. On top of getting up and getting the dogs settled in the morning, I was always running behind. And blogging over my lunch was no longer an option since I generally worked through lunch. And, and, and… well, it’s a lot of excuses. Life just got… full.
And full of stuff I couldn’t really talk about when I was going through it. Like IVF. And early pregnancy. And work challenges. And the pains of renovating. Heck, I still can’t talk about a lot of that.
But I can try.
I’ve been on medical leave for a few weeks now. Babygirl is doing great in there, but the gestational diabetes and my needing to control it through insulin means that I’ll be induced at no later than 39 weeks. I have weekly ultrasounds and non-stress tests, weekly appointments at the diabetes clinic, and weekly meetings with my OB to see how things are progressing. It’s a lot. And I’m supposed to rest as much as possible.
So with that time, I’ve been thinking about writing down what it was like to do IVF, what my pregnancy has been like. I have some notes in a dayplanner I bought last summer, but I haven’t taken any time to write down what I was thinking, feeling, craving (Oreos) and I think it’s something I’d like to have.
And I’m thinking about doing it here, now that it doesn’t feel like a jinx.
So that’s what’s been going on here, in just less than 500 words. I can’t promise I’ll write more, but maybe I will.