Monday, March 26, 2007

Accelerated and Photogenic

Well now see, I told you there was nothing to worry about.

The baby is there, heart beating away, and seems to be doing just fine. We could see his little arms flailing about. My husband the martial arts expert swears he is making a knifehand strike.

I am 9 weeks and 5 days, and the baby is measuring 10 weeks. So he is accelerated already.

And photogenic. The nurse practitioner even said so. (I'm sorry I can't include pics... we don't have the necessary equipment, and I don't have the necessary tech savvy.)

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So I think I will be taking a break from blogging. I realize this may make me the record holder of "Shortest-Lived Infertility Blog Ever", but I have good reasons:

1. I am hoping that things will be terribly boring from here on out. I hope there is not much to write about. If I were an artist (and I am SO not), I think I would be one of those artists whose inspiration only emerges when they are feeling tortured and depressed. I'm afraid that now all my posts would be full of exclamation points and words like "cute" and "awesome". I wouldn't want to put you through that.

2. Blogging has served it's purpose. Just writing and venting was incredibly therapeutic for me, and got me through some really difficult moments. I was able to keep my friends and family informed on all the medical updates as well as let them in on some of the thoughts and feelings that can be hard for me to express in person. But, the best part of all, and the most unexpected part, was the sisterhood and friendship that's been cultivated with all my fellow infertility bloggers. I just can't thank you enough for your support, encouragement, and empathy. You would really read the posts, and read them carefully, not just for context but for meaning and feeling, like you were searching to know and understand me. I know this from your comments and your blogs. For example, I can't tell you how much it meant to me to come home to find that Melissa left a comment on my last post saying that she can't wait to hear how things went today. She remembered that my ultrasound was today. And THAT, my friends, is "awesome!". And I see that kind of thoughtfulness happening everywhere, all the time, in the infertility blogging world.

Which brings me to number 3...

3. I feel so incredibly lucky. And I know that many of my sisters are still in the trenches still waiting for their luck to change. I'd like to spend my "computer time" reading blogs and commenting and trying to continue to offer support to all of them. I hope that it will be okay for me to do that even if I don't have my own blog.

If you are on my blogroll, I will continue to check in on you frequently. If you are not on my blogroll (perhaps you commented and my lazy self never got around to putting you on or maybe you've been lurking but never commented), please feel free to comment on this post so I will know to stop by your post and keep up on how you are doing.

Disclaimer: I reserve the right to change my mind and return to blogging at any time.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....AWESOME NEWS!!! (don't laugh at how quickly I responded....and don't ask me how many times I have checked this evening. :) )

I am just so thrilled to hear that little P. is in there growing away.

~Sarah

Anonymous said...

I wish you continued success and lots of boringness to come. Please enjoy this time. I loved being pregant with my daughter (and do cool things like a bellycast). I really enjoyed your blog and am very happy that you became pregnant. I would love to have updates! Susan

Adrienne said...

Awesome news, Susan. Just awesome. The ultrasound, that is, not the fact that you're taking a break from blogging.

I for one would love to hear all the boring details of the next 31 weeks, but completely understand your need to hang it up for now. But I hope you'll put up a post or two when the mood strikes.

Enjoy!

Mands said...

Well done on a good looking and well developing baby!
I will be sad to see you go. I make constant reference, and have a link to your Stages of Infertility. (Just graduated to Stage 7.)
I hope this is not the last we hear from you.
I am really glad, though, that you seem to be happy and content, and that's a wonderful place to be after all the trauma of IF.

Sarah said...

congratulations on the good scan and heres to lots of boring stuff for the next several months!

however, i'll just put in my two cents that i love keeping up with the pregnant bloggers, and would be v excited to read any updates (boring or not) that you feel inspired enough to post.

otherwise, take care!

Venusuvian Debs said...

Very sad to hear you won't be entertaining us with your crazy posts! All the best and lots of positive vibes being sent your way!

Karen said...

Hooray for good ultrasound news! You will be missed, though. I'm not on your blogroll, but I'll be thinking of you. I wish you an incredibly boring, uneventful, beautiful pregnancy!

Jason and Samantha said...

Congratualtions. That is wonderful news!

I just discovered your blog, and can't wait to read all your smarty-pantness! :)

Congrats Again, please keep us updated, don't go cold turkey on us!!

Melissa said...

I am so glad that it went well! I love that you can tell the baby is so advanced already! :) Having said that, I hope you don't leave completely! I will miss you!!! If you can, give us the occasional update so we know how things are going.

Lut C. said...

Fabulous! I can't believe you saw that much detail!

I understand your reasons to take a blogging break. Please do let us know when the big day arrives!

serenity said...

Great news!!!

And honestly, I'm going to go against the grain here and say PLEASE don't take a break.

Because here's why. You give me hope. I LIKE reading about boring updates. I want to hear the awesome and cute and read all the exclamation points.

Because we rally around bad news... but why can't we celebrate the good news with you????

I'm not saying you need to update every day. But check in once in a while. Please? It's so nice to keep up with the pregnant bloggers... again, it gives me hope.

That's my selfish plea. And of course I understand if you don't want to listen to me... :)

Best of luck to you... and don't be a stranger.

Watson said...

Waaaaaaaa....

We'll miss you :-(

But I certainly hope the next few months are filled with more exciting moments than blogging, so go on with your bad self girl!

Take care!!!

Bumble said...

Aaw Susan, I'm going to miss you, but I'm OVER THE MOON to hear that your little one is growing healthy and strong. Have a wonderful pregnancy and please DO check in every now and again, we want to hear that everything is going well. We want to celebrate with you now that you're out of the trenches. Look after yourself!!

Pamela Jeanne said...

Congrats! And do drop by to comment. There are many perspectives to share and lots we can learn from each other...

Tinker said...

Yay for advanced children! And even if you're not posting here, feel free to update on your progress in my comments, m'kay?

Nicole said...

Good news on the u/s. But you will be missed.

ava said...

I hear you on needing to take a blogging break...I just took a month+ break. It just felt like once I got pregnant there was nothing left to say...but I think I'm going to start up again, if for no other reason than to have a record of my pregnancy, and maybe to help us all remember that pregnancy after infertility IS possible. But the break was good, and needed, so if you need one go for it! Just please come back and update every now and then :)

JenderBender said...

Congrats Susan, I'm glad that everything is going along smoothly. I hope you continue to have a happy, healthy, uneventful pregnancy. I have to admit that I will miss your witty posts though. They make me laugh when I am having a shitty day. :)

Anyway, good luck to you, Hubby & the little one. I'm glad you made it!! :)

Jen

Sara said...

Great news! I'm so glad that all is well, and that your little one is ahead of its time. I can understand the reluctance to blog on, but do be aware that lots of us would love to hear updates, even if they do include the word "awesome". Good luck with everything! Please at least pop in and post an announcement on the day that you become parents, OK?

Reproductive Jeans said...

Wishing you lots of BORING!=) Congrats-I hope all goes really well, and check back in on us and let us know how you are doing!

Nearlydawn said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!

Have a blog-free, worry-free, wonderful time!

Just be sure to check in every now and then so we know what's up with you!!

-Dawn

Dianne/Flutter said...

Hope your silence means that all is well. I've just was introduced to your blog thru the Emoblopedia. Thank you for posting your humor filled post. I needed the laugh :) - in the middle of an excrutiatingly long 2ww.

Karen said...

I keep hoping you've changed your mind, but alas...

Anyway, I hope things are continuing to go well. I will assume that no news is good news.

The Town Criers said...

We'll check back from time to time just to make sure you're still on hiatus. Here is hoping for an extremely uneventful and happy pregnancy.

Bumble said...

Hey you! Just wanted to say thanks for the comment, its great to hear from you and I'm sure no news is good news, so thats great news! Look after yourself and the little one! x

Nearlydawn said...

Just checking in to see how you are! I'm thinking since the posts are blank you are smooth sailing, and that makes me really, really happy!!

Tinker said...

Hi Susan,
I keep stopping by to check in and see if you've posted any news. Hopefully all is well and your little one remains accelerated and ever more photogenic.

Pamela Jeanne said...

Susan: I understand that BIG CONGRATULATIONS are in order. Hope you and your daughter are resting comfortably after what I'm sure was a very exciting day...best wishes to you both!

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