Just over two years ago, on September 28th, 2011 I put up my first ever blog post. Today I am putting up my 100th post (which means I’ve been almost-meeting my goal of posting once a week). And last Wednesday I hit week 30 of pregnancy. Lots of milestones!
I’ve been going back through old posts and thinking about all that these last two years have included. In September 2011 we were getting ready to start trying to get Roo pregnant. I had recently started a new job. Tadpole was 2 1/2 and had just begun attending the preschool where he is now in pre-K. I was excited about starting to blog, but nervous about putting my thoughts and feelings out in the world.
One year ago we were in the midst of TWW #5, and almost a year into our attempts to have a second kid. We were frustrated at how long and drawn-out the process had been, but hopeful that the switch to Big Scary Fertility Center would make a difference. Roo and I often felt alone, since few of our friends had struggled with fertility. But the community of bloggers I had found helped immensely.
And now we’re here. We’re (hopefully!) about two months from meeting this longed-for, dreamed-of kiddo. She’s in my belly and not Roo’s, which was an option were just starting to think about a year ago. But she’s almost here! We’re so lucky to have made it to this point.
And I continue to be grateful to this community. The thing that I was most struck by in re-reading old posts was the support that I’ve received all along the way. Thank you for listening to my TTC angst, laughing at silly stories about Tadpole, giving advice about the TTC process, commiserating when we received yet another BFN, celebrating when we finally got a BFP, offering suggestions about parenting a preschooler, and patiently listening to my whining about the aches and pains of pregnancy. As tough as our 1 1/2-year slog through TTC was (and I know many folks have much longer and harder journeys than ours), it would have been infinitely more difficult without having companions along the way to kvetch to and get advice from. I think of you all often, especially those of you still struggling to conceive or to make peace with the size family you have.
Even when folks don’t comment, it makes a difference to know that someone is reading what I’ve written. For anyone reading who doesn’t usually comment, no pressure, but I’d love to find out more about you. How did you find my blog? What do you enjoy reading about?
And to all of you, thanks so much for your companionship through the ups and downs of the last two years.