I have been a terrible commenter lately, and needed some motivation to start commenting again. IComLeavWe should help get me commenting again. And it is really fun to explore the blog community. I have been a recluse of late.
Just a little bit about me, and where I am at right now...
Hubby and I have been married almost 14 years now. It is hard to believe we have been married that long! Our family consists of Hubby and me, our two Great Danes, and our three month old baby. I think that Hubby and I are still amazed that we have a baby. The road here was a long and difficult one. It took 10 years, a PCOS diagnosis, a male factor diagnosis, 3 IUIs with clomid, 3 IUIs with injectables, a round of IVF, and a bumpy pregnancy, but we got a happy healthy baby at the end of it all. Absolutely amazing.
I think I finally have my work situation sorted. I going back to work in the OR the first week in May. I am going back flex time, and only working two days a week for eight hours. It feels right for me. Hopefully it will continue to feel right after I start. At the moment I am enjoying not working at all and having unlimited time with my Little Dude.
I found that I am really into baby wearing, and may post more on that this week. I have a couple carriers, and want to buy more. I think I am addicted. I also co-sleep, and breastfeed. That being said, I am by no means a crunchy granola type. I buy processed food often, don't stress over organic food, and I work in an OR. I take what works and what feels good. I think most parents do the same thing. You have to find what works for you.
I am still trying to figure out how to be me and be a mother. In the years it took to get here, I went to school, I worked, and those experiences made me who I am today. I do not want to lose that because I am a mother, too. Yes, my baby is important to me, but I am important, too. I am not going to live through my son. I want to experience things for me. My Little Dude gets to be his own person, and experience the world for himself.
I still feel infertile. I guess because it was a part of my life for so long. There is also the likelihood that we will have to do an FET cycle in order to have another child. (I had a lot of eggs and a few embryos from the IVF cycle.) I am not quite ready to do that, yet. But I know it is there. I will say that I have been sloppy with the birth control. If we conceive naturally, that is great. But I am not expecting to. Considering what it took to get here, I think chances of a natural conception are pretty slim.
Anyway, that is where I am at right now. If you have questions, or want to know more about something, let me know. Looking forward to getting to know you this week!