Saturday, October 19, 2013

I'm a mommy!

It's been forever since November and I have blogged, and I'm not sure what we're going to do with this blog. I'm thinking that if we bring it back to life again we should include some additional bloggers - there are 10 more months in the year for our super awesome pseudonyms! Seriously, if you're interested in contributing occasionally, let me know. novieandjan at gmail dot com. Right now we are one woman who experienced primary infertility and is now a mother of one and one woman with a history of strong fertility and is now a mother of two with one on the way. (Yay, Novie!) If you're in a different "season" than we are, married or unmarried, primary or secondary IF, even mother of grown children or past your childbearing years, maybe you could join us! I was also thinking that this might appeal to bloggers who might want to share some more personal things anonymously. Like I said, get in touch if you are interested.

So, yes, I am a mommy! My baby girl was born August 20th. She was 7lb, 4oz and 20 inches long. She has dark hair and eyebrows like me, but I think she gets much of her looks from her daddy, which no one was expecting! She's napping right next to me at the moment and making occasional squeaks and sighs in her sleep. The newborn stage is slipping right past us; she'll be two months old tomorrow. When do they cease to be a "newborn" and become an "infant?" Her skin still has that newborn softness that you can't even believe skin can have, but so many other things about her have changed. She's gained lots of weight, of course; her ears have become real ears; her lips have grown and a few weeks ago started giving me beautiful smiles. She holds her head up often on her own; it becomes steadier every day. Gah! I love her so much! It's really quite impossible to comprehend.

My baby girl is definitely inspiring me to write again, if only to try to give words to the overwhelming feelings she brings to my heart. Then there is all this whole "mom" world on the internet that I was willfully ignorant of in the past. It inspires lots of thoughts. Birth, fertility, NFP, jobs,'s all been in my head, but my head feels like it's an entirely new one since this little one arrived. Coming back to blogging could be just the thing.

Thank you to all who prayed for me during my primary IF journey and my pregnancy. Friendship in this age of the internet is a strange and ephemeral thing, but it never ceases to be of great value. I've been quiet here, but I keep you close in my prayers.



  1. Jan -- Oh YAY!!!!! I love that you had a girl! I'm so happy for you!!! I was wondering and hoping that things were going great, but haven't been blogging, so I was sure I'd missed an announcement. Share a picture, if you would - I would love to see how precious she is!
    And Novie - Congratulations to you!!! When are you due?

  2. Congratulations! So happy to hear this - soak in ALL those special moments!!

  3. Congratulations! And you definitely should come back to blogging :)

  4. Congratulations!! She sounds so precious! I love the idea of including women from many current journeys. I've been thinking a lot recently about how we can get too focused on those who are in the same stage as life as us, but we really need to all just be in it together. If that makes any sense. Anyway, I really love that you are back to blogging!

  5. So happy to read about your little girl!!:)