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Destination: Motherhood

The title of my blog is “From Here to Motherhood” because I started it when I was struggling to conceive. The journey was taking longer than anticipated and I needed an outlet for all of the emotions and experiences I was going through. I hoped with all of my being that the destination would be motherhood, but I was often worried that I wouldn’t get there. Well now, I can thankfully say that we have reached the destination.

I haven’t been very active on this blog since L was born. The reason is two-fold: I don’t have much, if any, free time and I don’t have the same need or energy to post. I may pop up from time to time if the desire strikes or maybe at another point, I’ll start a new blog, either out of desperation (as was the case with this one) or simple creative yearnings, but given the nature of this blog, I think it has come to its natural conclusion. Thank you to everyone who has read along with my journey, especially to those who offered words of encouragement and comfort during the dark times and who celebrated with me during the joyous times. At many points, I think this blog helped keep me sane and from feeling alone in my struggles. By writing this blog, it also introduced me to amazing women who were sharing their own stories of infertility. I truly appreciated everyone’s candor, vulnerability, humor, strength, and stories of inspiration and hope. I will keep you all in my thoughts and heart as you continue on your own journey.

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Nominated for my 2nd Liebster Award

Awhile back I was nominated for a Liebster Award. At that time, I did a little hunting and saw that it is an award for up-and-coming bloggers with less than 30 followers. In the time since my first nomination, I have almost doubled the maximum number of followers (craaazy). Considering that the Liebster Award appears to be less of a formal award and more of a nod of appreciation from fellow bloggers, I don’t care too much about the rules. So I am touched that I was nominated a second time in this post Liebster Answers | Journal of a Subfertile. I will gladly answer the questions she posed, as I loved reading her own responses.

1.  What TV show, magazine, or book do you LOVE but would never tell anyone about?

Well I don’t keep much secret and I just posted about a “guilty pleasure” book series – The Righteous by Michael Wallace. Twilight would be a guilty pleasure too. I guess my real guilty pleasures that I will gladly fess up to are all the teen shows like The Lying Games, Switched At Birth, Degrassi, Vampire Diaries, and 90210 (but I am ready for it to be canceled!).

2. Do your friends or family know about your blog? Why or why not?

My mom knows I write a blog, but she doesn’t know the website. My husband has checked it out before, but he’s not an avid reader. Four of my close friends have told me that they regularly stay up-to-date with the posts (thank you girls!!!) and a few other friends have read some of it. I told the friends I did because I figured they would appreciate it for what it is and not judge me for it. I have been pleased that it has brought out their support even more. I have not told everyone because I think some people just wouldn’t understand and if too many people knew about it, I couldn’t be as open as I currently am.

3. Are you a morning person or a night person? What about your significant other?

I am an evening person. I am not a night owl and I love to sleep in. I am most productive though if I get up and get moving at a fairly early hour. J is a night owl on weekends, yet he is still up pretty early. We say he needs much less sleep than I do.

4. What’s your favorite piece of furniture?

Our zebra ottoman. We ordered it custom made because we wanted either a zebra area rug or ottoman.

5. What really gets you going in the morning?

Chatting with my coworker. I don’t drink coffee and I have cut back on diet coke, so talking is what helps wake me up.

6. Dogs, Cats, Neither, Both (Other)? Why?

I am allergic to cats and not that big a fan anyway. I like dogs, but I’ve never had one. Maybe someday. My fave would be a Boston Terrier I think. And I always said if I had a dog his name would be Hendrix.

7. All things happen for a reason. True or false? Explain.

I don’t think all things do. I don’t see the value in a child’s death or senseless crimes. Maybe they make you appreciate what you have more, but to me it’s not an acceptable reason. I remember someone telling my friend’s mom that everything happens for a reason when my friend’s brother (age 21) died. I would not be comforted by that, especially when the pain was so fresh. But I do catch myself thinking certain things may be fate, such as when I met J and the fact that he knew his career would be in Calgary, and meeting my friend Andree (who has type 1 diabetes) not too long before J was diagnosed with type 1. Sometimes I think that maybe we haven’t conceived yet because our baby isn’t ready for us yet. But that might be more of a defense mechanism than anything.

8. Best underrated movie of all time? Why?

Hmmmm . . . . I’ll just say Van Wilder since I watched it countless times during my undergrad! Also, The Little Princess with Shirley Temple. The part in the hospital makes me cry EVERY TIME!

9. What was the worst moment of your best vacation?

Well first I have to decide what my best vacation was . . . . I’ve had some great ones, both for the places seen and the people I was with. I think I’ll have to pick my honeymoon to the former Sandals Dunns River Villagio, which is now the Jewel Dunns River I believe. Even though it’s probably my 3rd favorite resort we’ve ever stayed at, it obviously holds major sentimental value. I’m going to say the worst moment was on our last night after my sunburn really set in and I think I had heat stroke. I had no energy and felt sick so I couldn’t fully enjoy our last night and putting a heavy backpack on my shoulders the next day was painful!

10. What is one thing you’ve learned about your significant other because you’re dealing (or have dealt) with infertility?

I’ve learned that he is really motivated to be a parent too, and not just driven by my desire or a sense that being a dad was inevitable someday or something he should do. I also learned that he can be my rock and that he loves me extremely deeply.

11. What do you find is the best way to destress after a tough day?

I wish I could say exercise or something healthy, but I park my butt on the couch and get lost in tv shows. It helps to veg out and get into others’ lives or story lines while putting my own issues temporarily aside.

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Interesting Website

Allow me to further my feminist agenda (a very distant second, and unintentional, focus of my blog), by linking to Once A Month’s recent post about the Hawkeye Effect. I checked out all the posts from the website they linked to, although I mainly just looked at the comics rather than reading everything. I am not a comic fan (I just watch the movies that have come out in recent years). I hadn’t even heard of Hawkeye until the Avengers movie. That said, I still found the website interesting, entertaining, and insightful. I think that the website is great for pointing out the absurdity of female figures and poses in comics. I was also introduced to a new term, “false equivalent“, when there was a discussion about how male comic figures also represent an unrealistic ideal of male physicality. The difference is that the male comic heroes are a fantasy of male power and “strong” female characters are a fantasy of female sexuality. The female characters are either nearly nude or basically wearing body paint (clothing does not clearly delineate each breast the way superheroines’ costumes do). And the amount of crotch shots and contortionist poses would be laughable if it didn’t point out the sad reality of women’s place in society.

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What does 2013 have in store?

I was just reading Waiting to Expand. Cassie has inspired me in the past (100th Post) and she managed it again. I have been so stuck in my fear, anger, and despair, that it is hard to truly look forward to positive things outside of TTC. That is partially due to feelings of guilt whenever I feel momentarily happy or excited. I feel like if I say I’m good, or truly feel good, then it’s a sign that I don’t want a baby badly enough or I’m not committed to infertility treatment enough. I know that’s irrational though because I should try to find ways to stay happy and positive in all of this mess. So in the spirit of Cassie, I am going to list some things I am looking forward to in 2013:

  • My friend’s stagette (and possibly having one of my best friends come stay with us so that she can attend the stagette)
  • My friend’s wedding in Mexico – I love weddings and winter vacations have been a must for J and I since we got married.
  • Two of our friends, and their daughter (whom I’ve met, but J hasn’t), said they’d like to come visit us this spring.
  • J’s annual general meeting in Jasper, AB (it rotates between Jasper, Banff, and Lake Louise). I have never been to Jasper and now that I know some of the other wives and J’s coworkers, I think that the fancy dinner and ball they have each year will be a lot of fun.
  • My 4th wedding anniversary. Even if we only do something simple like dinner or a movie, I like having a night to celebrate our marriage and reflect on our wedding day. I am excited to be reaching our 5th year before too long (seems like a milestone).
  • My 30th birthday. If I could be so lucky to be pregnant when I turn 30, then it’ll be amazing! If I’m not, there will be some sadness over turning 30 before I am a mother. However, a friend and I have been dreaming about just maybe going to Disney World (we both LOVE it!) if I’m not pregnant and we’re between IVF rounds.
  • Halloween – I love it! Maybe we’ll even get dressed up and go to/have a party this year. I miss costumes!
  • Christmas – it’s one of my favorite times of year. I hope we’ll have a baby or one on the way to celebrate, but even if we don’t, I can’t help but get into the holiday spirit.
  • I am also looking forward to starting IVF. I’m not happy that we need to do it or that we’re limited in the number of times we can try, but if it’s our best chance, I want to get it started.
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100th Post

This is a little bit embarrassing in a way. This is my 100th post and I’ve only been blogging for 4 months. I just read a post by Cassie Dash at Waiting to Expand and she said she found it hard to believe she had written 100 posts in 6 months. Well I managed it in only 4. I know I talk a lot, so I guess it makes sense that I type a lot too.

In honor of the 100th post, Cassie wrote a lists of 100 things she’s thankful for and I’m going to follow suit. Hopefully it doesn’t come off as braggy since I do consider myself to have a lot of things to be thankful for.

Family & Friends

1. J – I love him and he loves me. That alone deserves a huge amount of thanks. I am also extremely grateful that I love a good man. One who is kind-hearted, handsome, and funny. One who supports me and values me. Sure he sometimes forgets the value of every little thing I do around the house and sometimes his teasing is funny and sometimes I’m extra sensitive, but at the end of the day I love him with all my heart and I know he feels the same.

2. My parents. They haven’t done everything perfectly; what parent does?! But they have loved me and supported me. They are proud of me and I am proud of them.

3. My grandfather – even when I felt like my parents didn’t understand me, I always felt loved by him. He was born in 1901 and I was lucky enough to have him in my life until I was 13.

4. Sarah, Carolyn, Nicole, and Kara – four of my first best friends who continue to be my best friends. We are mostly quite different, but we have a sisterly bond. No matter how long it’s been since we’ve seen each other, it feels like old times.

5. Jasmine – we didn’t become friends until high school but she quickly became one of my best friends. I can be 100% myself with her.

6. Charlotte, Lindsay, and Camille – the three best roommates and best friends from university a girl could ask for. We all live in different places now but we manage to keep in touch and support each other through our major life moments.

7. Andree – for helping me through the world of diabetes and infertility. I’m so glad that our paths crossed while she was in Calgary and that we’ve kept up our friendship long distance.

8. My cousin Juls. She is the only cousin close to my age and some of my favorite moments were our summer vacations at the beach. She also lets me be a surrogate aunt to her three daughters who I love so much. She is a great mom and it shows in how wonderful her girls are.

9. My niece and nephew. Even though I am not a blood relative, I am lucky to call myself their aunt. They are great kids and I will always look out for them. Same goes for my nephew who has a few more months to go before he makes an appearance.

10. Laura, Keoma, and Dusty – thank you for being receptive to my blog and checking in for updates or just lending your support.

11. Alicia – she doesn’t read my blog, but it’s great to finally have a best girl friend in the city again.

12. My in-laws – I have friends who do not get along with their in-laws or who find them annoying. I like mine and they treat me well. I feel like a part of the family, not someone who just happened to marry their son/brother/nephew/grandson.

13. My coworkers – they make work fun, most of the time :)

14. Any other friend I haven’t mentioned. I feel very blessed to have many long-lasting friendships.

Lifestyle/Security

15. J’s job. There were times when many in his position were laid off and he luckily kept his job. He has since proven himself to be a highly valued employee (which I know is due to all his hard work).

16. My job. I know others who had a hard time finding work as a provisional (under supervision/in training) psychologist or who couldn’t stay at their provisional placement once they were registered. I am thankful that my internship placement just kept growing the position along with my credentials and experience. I am also thankful that they put me on salary instead of having to live client to client.

17. My parents again. They have always provided everything I need and knew not to give me everything I want. Along with scholarships, they made it possible for me to get through school debt free and they made so many experiences and opportunities possible. The comfortable upbringing they gave me has paved the way for my current lifestyle.

18. Owning a home. It’s not the biggest, but it gives us enough space and we have it set up just how we like it. We can be happy here for years to come.

19. The fact that J is so financially responsible. If he feels we can afford something, I don’t question it because he doesn’t overspend and he does his research before making any large purchases.

20. The fact that school came easily to me. Sure I had a wake up call and had to learn how to actually study in first year university, but I have never felt limited in what I could do as a career.

21. My job again. I am grateful that my job is something I’m passionate about and not just a pay cheque. I feel proud to work for the organization I work for.

22. (essentially stolen from Cassie) Being born in a First World country with all of the opportunities, rights, healthcare, education, and comforts it provides.

23. That my dad made me read The Wealthy Barber when I was 18 and he got me started with an RRSP.

Life Events

24. My wedding day. There may be little touches I would change if I were to do it over again, but I can’t imagine being any happier on the day of our wedding.

25. Graduating from high school and undergrad (I didn’t go to my grad school graduation). It was great to celebrate these achievements with my friends and family. I am proud of the grades I earned and the awards I won.

26. Defending my master’s thesis and the relief that came with it being over.

27. Passing the EPPP and oral exam and getting registered as a psychologist.

28. Being a bridesmaid for Charlotte, Lindsay, and Sarah. I was honored to be a part of each of their weddings.

29. Being thrown a bridal shower and stagette by friends in my hometown and being given a surprise shower at work and a surprise stagette by friends in my “new” city.

30. All of the opportunities for travel that I’ve had: France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, the US, and the Caribbean.

Childhood

31. Having parents that always made my birthdays a big deal and they humored me when I started planning the next birthday as soon as that one was over.

32. Dance. It’s the only activity I ever stuck with (besides swimming which my mom wouldn’t let me quit until she was sure I was safe, since she can barely swim).

33. My parents were always willing to drive me to my friends’ places, pick them up and drop them off, and welcome them for dinner and sleepovers. I may be an only child, but I never had cause to be lonely.

34. My parents (particularly my mom who doesn’t normally rock the boat) stood up for me as necessary (e.g., when I was being treated unfairly, not being challenged in school, etc.).

35. Being allowed to take friends on some family vacations since I am an only child.

36. Christmas mornings with my neighborhood friends.

37. Never having adult worries placed on my child shoulders.

38. That my dad got sober when I was young enough to forget (at least from conscious memory) the drinking days.

Health

39. I am generally physically healthy with the exception of some allergies, exercise induced asthma and, as yet unidentified, infertility

40. Even though I felt like I was going through hell when I was diagnosed with depression, counseling and medication helped so that it doesn’t often affect me anymore.

41. J has been a superstar when it comes to handling his diabetes.

42. My parents may take more and more medications as they get older, but they are still in pretty good health. I hope they live many more years.

43. With the exception of two more distant relatives who had unrelated cancers, there is no history of cancer in my family.

44. My metabolism is still pretty rocking. I may be heavier than my ideal, but given the way I eat, I should be very thankful that my waistline is what it is.

Adventures

45. I lived it up in my youth, so I don’t feel like I am missing out on a bunch of experiences that are mainly only acceptable in your teens and 20s.

46. Traveling to Dominican with girlfriends during university. It was my first trip without my parents or some other adult chaperone.

47. The fact that we made it back to the resort in DR alive after being stuck in the market after the buses stopped running.

48. Road trips with the girls to PEI, Miramichi, Shediac, Moncton, and Halifax.

49. Getting to surprise SP at her stagette from the other side of the country.

50. Having the opportunity to visit my friends when they become moms, even when they are spread throughout the country.

51. Being able to take a vacation down south each year that we’ve been married.

Material Goods

52. My kindle – best present ever

53. My clothes – I love shopping and having pretty things to wear

54. My Chanel earrings – I have coveted all things Chanel for years and I finally have a little piece of Coco.

55. My Nine West pumps. Finally I found high heels that are comfortable.

56. My gray boots. I want them in black and brown too (if only) and I wish they would never wear out.

57. TV – I have an addiction, but it’s one I am not yet ready to give up. So many shows are so entertaining and help me escape from the stresses of daily life.

58. Our cars because the transit system here is not so reliable and it’s a big, spread out city to navigate.

Randoms

59. The internet – what would I ever do without you?!

60. Carbohydrates . . . .you taste so good even if I shouldn’t indulge in you so much.

61. Garlic – probably my favorite flavor in the world

62. Spas. Massages are the best.

63. Coconut – best scent ever with vanilla following close behind.

64. Halloween – such a fun time of year with all the costumes, candy, and spookiness.

65. Being born in the Maritimes and learning to appreciate its beauty and the peaceful way of life there (even though I couldn’t wait to move to a big city when I was younger).

66. Diet Coke – my vice

67. Living in a city that has amenities I never had growing up (good shopping, national Broadway tours, science museum, etc.)

68. My eyes (I like the deep blue color) and my nose – my favorite physical features. My nose is a little button nose which is unexpected given that my parents have more substantial noses

69. Cameras and scrapbooks. I love memories, and photos and momentos are great for reminiscing.

70. The photos I took as a wedding present for J. Whenever I need a reminder that I had (have?) a great figure and can be sexy, I can just look at them.

71. I don’t have any big regrets because other than wanting to add a child to the equation, I wouldn’t want my life with J to change in any substantial way.

72. Being a redhead (even if it’s subtle) because it makes me feel unique (yay gingers!)

73. Facebook – as annoyed as some people are by it, I love it because it allows me to be connected with friends and family all over the country and even all over the world.

74. That I took a risk on J when making decisions about grad school. I still got to the same end goal and I can’t imagine giving up on love.

75. That I never had to make a decision about an unwanted pregnancy. Even though part of me is kicking myself for not starting earlier, I am glad that I never had to feel upset about having a baby/being pregnant. I want it to be an amazing experience when it finally happens.

76. Having a stepfather-in-law who is a contractor and was willing to come out to help us when we first took possession of our home. It saved us a lot of frustration I’m sure.

Infertility

77. I am thankful to live in a city that has a fertility clinic

78. I am thankful that the fertility clinic has a high success rate

79. I am thankful that we were assigned to the highest rated local RE, who was also recommended to us by my friend’s RE in another city

80. I am thankful that we didn’t haven’t to wait the full estimated time before getting in for our first apppointment

81. Getting in for my HSG and pelvic ultrasound quickly

82. Knowing that we’ll get our results on Dec. 11 and then we can talk treatments

83. Discovering that I like acupuncture and it helps me to relax

84. Discovering that acupuncture is covered up to a generous point under J’s benefits

85. My family doctor was willing to refer us before the 12 month mark

86. I feel closer to my mom through this process

87. J has put up with my obsessing and moodiness, even though he admits that he can sometimes tell I am miserable and it isn’t always fun

88. Already knowing that we’re both willing to try IVF and adoption if it comes to it

89. We aren’t in as bad financial shape as many who have to seek such expensive fertility treatments

90. I have discovered many other women (both online and IRL) who have gone through or are currently going through similar struggles. I am not alone.

91. Starting this blog has been a wonderful creative and emotional outlet

92. I’ve discovered how much my friends support me through their kind words, requests for updates, and interest in my blog.

93. I never used to consider myself a particularly strong person, but with each new challenge (and infertility in particular) that life throws my way, I discover that I have the ability to dig in and keep going. It’s not easy and I definitely break, but I’m not completely broken.

94. I am happy to be a woman. Even though we are considered a minority group (despite having majority numbers) in our treatment by society and we have more physical burdens, I think we are strong. We have to be to keep going. Also, I am so thankful that there is the possibility that I can support new life from within my body. That I can, hopefully, one day go through the physical experience of carrying and delivering a baby.

95. Being more resolved than ever that I will be a good mother.

Future

96. Owning a home with 3 bedrooms, enough room for 2 kids if we can be so lucky.

97. Knowing that J is going to be a hands-on, loving dad

98. Knowing that I will fall in love with J all over again when I see him as a dad

99. Trusting that I will experience what it feels like the first moment your child is placed in your arms

100. Knowing that whatever sacrifices we have to make in our journey toward parenthood and as parents, it will be worth it.

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Leibster Award

This month I joined ICLW which is run by StirrupQueens. ICLW has opened up new blogs to me and brought new readers to my blog. One of those new readers is Alie over at Patience Is Not My Virtue. She was kind enough to nominate me for a Liebster award. This award was brand new to me, but apparently it’s awarded to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers (I think that I’m sitting at around 30 – only fellow wordpress followers show up on the bottom of my blog and I know a few non-blogging friends follow by email). Alie said that the rules are to answer 11 questions and then the nominees answer the same questions. Being totally unfamiliar with the Liebster award (Liebster means Dearest in German), I looked it up. All I really found were blog posts from other bloggers who have been nominated. Others seemed to answer 11 questions posed by their nominators and then they posed their own 11 questions for their nominees. One blog I read listed 11 facts about herself, answered the 11 questions, and then posed her own 11 questions. I’m not really sure which way I should do it so I might stick with the 11 questions Alie answered, but perhaps change some. Once all the Q & A is done, you nominate 11 others who meet the under 200 follower criteria.

So to recap: Step 1: answer the 11 questions posed by the nominator, Step 2: come up with your own 11 questions (?), and Step 3: nominate 11 other up and coming blogs that you love to read.

So here are my answers:

If there were one word you could choose out of the dictionary,  which one would you choose to best describe yourself? Analytical. I am always turning things over in my mind, looking at them from different angles, analyzing the nuances. Often I am over-analytical, particularly when it comes to my own life. My analytical nature helps me in (and more than likely guided me to) my current career as a psychologist.

What’s your biggest pet peeve? Wow, I have a lot. My top is probably being interrupted/cut off (even though I am guilty of sometimes interrupting others). I talk a lot (making it hard not to interrupt me sometimes, perhaps) and I like to get my thoughts out. Being interrupted (more so cut off completely) makes me feel invalidated.

Throughout your journeys, what would you say is the most important lesson you’ve learned thus far? That I really can’t control everything and I have to become comfortable with that.

What’s your favorite childhood memory? Meeting up with my 3 childhood best friends and going to each others’ houses each Christmas morning to check out what Santa brought us and also making short breads with my mom each Christmas.

What’s your biggest regret? Nothing. Sure there are little things I would change, but one change could have changed my overall outcome. Aside from our fertility struggles, I love my life. I still believe that we’ll be parents someday and I wouldn’t want to change anything else in my life. That being said, I’d give up my current lifestyle if it was between that and being a mom.

If there were anything about your life experiences you could change, what would they be and why? I wish I had believed in myself more growing up. My lack of self-confidence led me to put up with things and people I shouldn’t have. Also, (stealing from Alie), I wish I liked exercise and my go-to food was healthy.

Tell us something quirky about you. I tie my shoes using the “bunny ear” method (two loops tied in a knot) because I cannot make the proper way work for me (it always comes undone right away) and I have never been able to blow my nose. My ears just pop and nothing comes out.

What’s your favorite dish/meal? Pasta w/ butter (staple from childhood), cheese pizza, garlic fingers (maritime thing – it’s pizza dough with garlic butter and mozzarella cheese – huge as an after-bar treat), chicken fingers, yam fries with chipotle aioli. Basically anything high in carbs and grease.

Who or what’s been your biggest influence throughout life?  As far as positive influence, my mother. She is kind, generous, modest (to a fault), honest (would never even lie and say I wasn’t home if I didn’t want to talk to someone), hardworking, intelligent, and simple in her tastes. She enjoys life and tries to get the most out of it. She is who I want to be when I’m a mom.

Do you have a bucket list? If so, what’s the most ridiculous thing to do on it? I have one but I can’t say I’m 100% committed to completing it. Most of it involves travel. The most ridiculous thing might be to go on a Soap Cruise (you know, the cruises with soap opera stars). I was a huge fan of General Hospital from the age of 14, although I haven’t really watched it in a couple years now. I also used to love Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live, and Passions at different points in my life.

What do you do for a living? I am a school & applied child psychologist. I don’t do therapy/counseling. I mainly do assessments and diagnose conditions such as learning disabilities, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and sometimes mood and anxiety disorders.

My questions for my nominees (I might change this up more than I first thought I would, based more on my own curiosity):

1. What was the last good book you read?

2. What is the favorite city/country you have ever traveled to?

3. If there was one word you could choose out of the dictionary,  which one would you choose to best describe yourself?

4. What’s your biggest pet peeve?

5. What was the biggest lesson you learned so far while TTC?

6. Tell me something quirky about you?

7. Who or what’s been your biggest influence throughout your life?

8. Do you have a bucket list? If so, what’s the most ridiculous thing  on it?

9. What do you do for a living?

10. How many kids would you like in total?

11. If you won 50 million (which is the current jackpot amount of the lottery here) what are the first things you’d do with it? (J and I play this game whenever he buys a ticket)

I’m not entirely sure how many followers these blogs have, but at least most of them seem quite new (like mine). I have gained comfort from reading their blog posts and from the comments they leave for mine.

  1. In The Fives
  2. Cirque de Baby
  3. The Crazy Baby Journey
  4. My Journey For You
  5. Project Pearson
  6. Infertilegirl
  7. Waiting to Expand
  8. Our work of A.R.T.
  9. Worth The Wait
  10. The 2 Week Wait
  11. Our W Life

HUGE honorable mention to Crazy Cat Lady Wants Baby and Bébé Suisse who would have definitely been on my nominee list if they hadn’t already been nominated by Alie.

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Who are you?

I decided it would be good to get a sense of who my readers are, so I’ve created my first poll post. Please take a second to answer it.