Where does the time go?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Alot of times, it is hard for me to fully comprehend how much my life has changed in the last 6 weeks. Last October and November were full of very hard infertile days. How is it possible that my days this October and November are full of time with our baby?

I feel so lucky and blessed it is completely impossible to put into words. Last year there were so many days when I honestly doubted we would ever be parents.

I wish there was an app for real time blogging that I could plug into my brain because there is so much I want to write about. I don't know where the time goes anymore....

Everything is going well here. We are now exclusively breastfeeding (thanks to the nipple shield), we are getting the hang of our new dinnertime, and we are drinking in every moment with our daughter. I know I keep saying it, but it is so hard to believe that she is here, after everything we went through that didn't work.

For all of you who are still waiting, I think of you all.the.time. I pray that your arms won't be empty for much longer. I never thought that my arms would be filled, so don't give up hope.

(Edited to add: I just updated my blogroll. I don't know who is reading anymore (any active ttc'ers?), but I am amazed at how many people are now in my Baby Bump and Parents sections. Every single one of them (you?) is an infertility survivor. It seems like not so long ago where we were in the trenches of trying, of treatments, or of adoption. My prayer tonight is that the way that God has grown each of our families will give hope to those who are still waiting for their families to grow!)

15 comments:

Lady Grey said...

Thanks for the update, I am so thrilled things are going so well for you. Thanks for your continued prayer for all of us. Your story does give me hope- this last Oct and Nov have been absolutely horrible for me, so hears hoping there is a baby next year xoxo

myjourneythruinfertility said...

so good to hear from you and so glad all is going well!!!

M.E. said...

Still trying here... and love the inspiration. Thank you so much, enjoy your time with your beautiful bundle.

Coco said...

Glad everything is going well and that the nipple shield has helped so much! Hooray for breastfeeding! I'm still here, I just hardly ever comment anymore because life is too crazy. LOL.

H said...

I seriously LOVE whoever invented the nipple shield! LOL The only way we've been able to breastfeed this long! So glad things are going well for you and I am still reading!

callmemama said...

Congrats on the breastfeeding success!
Yep, it's hard to blog as much as you did before baby :). They are definitely time-intensive! I constantly have posts rattling around in my brain, then when I get two seconds to sit down at the computer, I can't think of a darn thing.

Bridget said...

I was thinking the same thing yesterday- how much has changed in a year and how so many of the bloggers I began with are parents or pregnant now. What a journey we have all been on.

Praying for Hope said...

I still find myself thinking back to two years ago when we were doing a cycle of blood work and and ultrasound series in what I considered another fruitless attempt to learn when we couldn't get pregnant. It turns out that blood work lead us to treat subclinical hypothyroidism and luteal phase defect. The elusive BFP soon followed. Actually, I was thinking about all of this last night just after we got home from work/daycare. There's nothing like those memories to remind you over and over again how genuinely lucky you are. That's something I will never forget.

Baby Hopes said...

Great post!!! I have so many of these moments thinking back to a year ago. One year ago, I was on my last chance with Cl.omid. I was feeling so beaten down by years of infertility.

It's so, so very surreal to see my blog listed under your Baby Bumps section! Even four weeks ago I wouldn't have believed it. What an awesome, unexpected answer to prayer!

Mommy-In-Waiting said...

So glad things are going well with you and your little girl, I'm so happy for you=)

Nicole said...

I also LOVE that my "success" blogroll is now longer than my "ttc" roll!! And every single one of them started in my ttc roll!

Hillary said...

So thankful all is well with you and your daughter!

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abramandsarai said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it. I actually came across your "12 things I'm thankful for" post from 2009 and then decided to see where you are today. I'm so happy to hear you have a baby now! I'm in the trenches of infertility, but hoping that next Thanksgiving I can be thanful for a new baby. Thanks for sharing your journey.
-Sarah

Thankful said...

I love hearing about your journey! Thanks for sharing and keep it up. Nipple shields are amazing (never thought I'd type that).

roerachel said...

Your story has been such an encouragement to me. Now that you've conceived, I find it encouraging to go back and read your older posts when you were disheartened, discouraged and fearing a pregnancy would not be in your future....since this is where I am still at.

We've been trying to conceive for 2.5 years now with unexplained IF. There are many days I grow weary of trusting God's plan for our future family and having pregnancies surround us makes the trusting even harder. The loneliness of this journey can be overwhelming, hence why it is so comforting to read journeys such as yours that prove God faithful. Thank you for documenting your experience and the support it has provided!

~Rachel
So. Cal.