Thursday, August 23, 2007

More No Go's

Hi, everyone.

Well, I think we've effectively blown the last two cycles. The first of those, of course, I know for sure. The current cycle doesn't seem promising either...I think we completely messed up the timing. Dang it.

When you only get to share a bed with your hubby one or two nights out of seven, prospects aren't often good. People keep telling us (at 16 months of marriage) that we're still newlyweds...and newlyweds are supposed to...hmmm...a lot, right? Funny. I had a more active sex life when I was in high school! (Shhh! Don't tell Mom!) Eh...marriage is more than sex...or so I remind myself every time two or three weeks pass with...nothing.

Getting off that thought - you didn't really want to know those details, did you dear reader?

My MIL is coming at the beginning of November to spend the winter with us...doesn't leave until late March. I love the woman, but it's gonna be a long winter. Perhaps I should change the name of my blog to "How Not to Have a Baby"!

So anyways...I'm going to (try to) stop paying attention to this kind of stuff (or so I tell myself now) until next spring. I really and truly do not want a summer baby, and trying any later than now would likely result in one. Maybe just one more cycle and a June baby...but who knows.

What I hope for is that I'll be so busy with my new job at work and with the certifications I'll be working to finish before year's end and my MIL that I won't have time to think about babies of my own. Besides...with so many other NMs and their babies, I can always get my baby fix elsewhere. Right?

I guess we'll just have to see! I try to remain positive, but some days it's hard. I wasn't nearly so obsessed before the MC - then I just wondered "when". Now, I wonder "if".

Enough "poor me's"!



Friday, August 17, 2007

Parents...For a While

Hey, ya'll!

Sorry I haven't been around has been, in a word, crazy!

On July 31st, we became the temporary parents to two little ones. FD's niece and nephew came to visit for just over three weeks, and boy did we look forward to their arrival!

Now, by "little", I mean 14 and 12 - not exactly babies! And today, they were joined in our house by another little one, my 3-year-old goddaughter.

I can't tell you what good it did to my heart to see the three of them running around my house and acting like maniacs. I couldn't even be mad that they were bumping into everything - it was too nice enjoying having kiddos in my house.

The visits will end all too soon, but I'm enjoying them while they last!



Friday, August 3, 2007

New Babies and Babies to Come

Good morning!

I mentioned in a previous post that I'd thrown, helped throw or attended a total of 3 showers between February and July of this year, so getting back to happier topics, let's discuss those kiddos.

The first NM (New Mommy) gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby boy (I mentioned him in one previous blog) back in March - and what a cutie he is! I get to see him again this weekend at a barbeque, and I can't wait. I'm so proud that I got to be his first babysitter!

The second NM gave birth not quite a month a go to three healthy but tiny babies - two boys and a girl. Talk about indoctrination by fire! I think the babies are still in the hospital but will come home soon. Have you ever seen a woman pregnant with triplets and 7 months along? Ye Gods! I'm hoping for a chance to visit those kiddos come fall when they are bigger and more stable.

The third NMTB (New Mommy to be) is due in about a month, but has already dropped, so it looks like baby is imminent. This NM is FD's first cousin, and since the family hasn't had a new baby in 12 years, everyone is excited. On the heels of that, another NMTB in the family, the wife of another of FD's first cousins, is due in November. Too bad the NMTBs don't live closer together...they could have a play group!

Yay for babies - aren't they fun?