I know, I know, I'm a bad blogger. Once again it has been way to long. I'll start off by announcing that our first NTNP (not trying, not preventing) month was a bust. I didn't track ovulation, but I did start four days early. I'll see what happens next month and maybe we'll start tracking again to see what's going on in there. Yes, old habits die hard. I like the freedom but wish I knew what was going on with my body all the same.
Now, why haven't I blogged? Frankly, there hasn't been a lot to say on the topic of this blog. We're not on meds, not actively trying, and haven't really started with the adoption stuff. We have been plenty busy and I will give a brief general update but to post as things happen, I think it would take too much from the meaning of this blog.
When I started writing, I was in a difficult spot. We had experienced three losses, were starting testing, and taking the plunge into ttc again. I needed an outlet for those emotions and fears. Now, I don't need that as much, but I still want this blog's main focus to be about our journey to parenthood--it just so happens our journey has slowed to a crawl.
Anyway, the brief overview. Aside from work, we've been watching Niecelet grow. She's 18 months old and is talking in short sentences 99% of the time. She climbs, jumps, runs, catches, and if you tell her "no" about something she replies with "Yes." lol She is a little diva and we're so proud of her. (Though those moments of jealousy toward my sister absolutely still exist, they are a little less painful now.)
Aside from watching Des grow up, we've been busy with other things. Last weekend we participated in the second annual Hike For A Cure. I will not go in all of the details here, because once again, I don't want to deflect from the blog's purpose. If you want to know more, let me know. I'll be more that happy to share.
We've also been going through our things to donate to a community yard-sale next weekend to raise money for Fanconi Anemia Research. Chris's ex-coworker/girl I went to school with has a son with this awful disease.
Then, of course, there's Mother's Day this weekend. Mother's Day is always difficult. I'm not sure what I'll do this year to honor our babies. Of course, I never really know until the last minute.
On the 14th Chris and I will be attending an adoption workshop. Who knows what will come of that?
Let's see what else...I have four days booked where I'm covering for a teacher that's getting married this month. And in June (6-9) I'll finally be taking a course to get my CPST cert. Basically, I will then be able to give car seat advice guilt free. =D
Oh, and back in April, I hosted my second bone marrow drive and signed up more than 25 people! Looking forward to the next drive in October!