Since I already let the cat out of the bag on social media, I should probably do so here too!
At the beginning of the year, I wrote that 2019 had been a bit of a disappointment and the truth is, I spent the entirety of it (and some of 2018) trying and failing to get pregnant. I know 2020 has not been what anyone hoped for, but in the most important way, it is exactly what we hoped for. Joey and I are expecting a baby in October!
Let me just say, infertility is no walk in the park. The day we got back from Italy, my OB-Gyn called to tell me she was referring us to a fertility clinic. Without any major red flags, they recommended that we start with the least invasive option, an IUI. My first round didn’t go as planned and had to be cancelled but we were finally able to have the procedure done at the end of January. It worked. On the first try. We were utterly SHOCKED and so so happy! To be honest, I feel guilty that after all that waiting, it happened that easily. I know it is not that way for many.
I almost chickened out of writing this post so many times but I know that in my darkest days, it was so easy to convince myself that everyone else was having an easy time and I don’t want to contribute to that narrative, as imagined as it may be. If you’re struggling with infertility, I see you, I’m here for you and I’m wishing with all my heart that things work out for you. I’m not taking a single second of the next six months for granted ♥️
I will probably go into more detail in this space in the future, but for now, please know that I have gone through four jars of pickles already because I AM THE STEREOTYPE and enjoy this outtake from our family photo shoot where Andi could not really be bothered 🙂
Hi, long time no talk. Wow, I did not plan to take a break from the blog but my normal weekend things post writing time came and I discovered I had very little to report. And I seem to have forgotten how to take pictures of anything but my dog sleeping in different places in our house. So how are you??
Are you surviving? Are you staying healthy and are you staying the fuck home?? In the absence of anything else to do, I am funneling my energy into being angry at people who aren’t taking this seriously. Even this extreme introvert does not want to stay locked in her house forever so please don’t see your family (even though they’re your family and you miss them) and please don’t go to Home Depot so you can complete a project or be out golfing or hanging out in public parks with your friends. Sheesh.
Please tell me how you’ve been passing your time. I will tell you I’ve watched three seasons of Sex and the City, completely caught up on Schitt’s Creek, of course watched Tiger King and something like 15 movies. I have not read nearly enough! We’ve been walking the pup and this past weekend was nice enough to pull out the patio furniture, thank god!! We also celebrated Joey’s birthday to the best of our ability. It was going to be Rockies Opening Day this year 😦 Still, Lori delivered Los Arcos for lunch and we ordered Hop Alley for dinner and indulged in a $20 movie rental. Never Rarely Sometimes Always was so so heart-wrenching and good!
We also went under contract on a house a couple of weeks ago!!! What a strange time to be buying a house, but here we are. This was actually a house I looked at on my own while Joey was briefly in Vegas what feels like years ago, but was really less than a month ago. I actually really liked the house but felt like the kitchen might be a bit small and the price a bit too high. However, we heard from the selling realtor that they had had THIRTY showings and ZERO offers so we decided it might be a good opportunity to swoop in with a lower offer. It worked! We are so very excited to have found something move-in ready, in our budget and in our neighborhood. We are, however, going from one to four bathrooms, which sounded amazing until we realized we have to clean all those bathrooms 😛
Okay, I think I hit all the important notes. I really hope you are all hanging in there. I feel very lucky to still be working from home and to not be living alone, but I know not everyone is in the same boat and I am sending you my well wishes. Sometimes I forget Joey is an extrovert. This weekend was a true struggle for him 😦 Stay safe, everyone!