Our featured log this week is Him Plus Me =Three, a great personal blog by Mrs S. She shares with us her life on her journey to Motherhood. We love the honesty she shares about herself.
We asked her several questions for this post:
What has going through infertility taught you about yourself?
Our struggle with infertility has taught me a number of things. First and foremost is that I need to practice my patience. Everything about this process is a wait. Wait a year before you see the doctor. Wait to see if you ovulate. Wait 2 more weeks to see if you’re pregnant. Wait to see if your medication works. As a person who struggles with her patience, this has been a challenge and learning experience for me.
The second other important thing that infertility has taught me is that it is okay not to be strong all of the time. That it is okay to be upset and rely on other people. We did not discuss our decision to try to conceive with anyone. When we started having trouble, it took us a very long time before we starting opening up about it to our family (a good deal of them still do not know). We simply didn’t want to be a burden on our loved ones. What I found is that meant I was carrying a lot of the burden on my own. With no one to talk to. Now we have a solid support system. It didn’t change our fertility status, but it has made coping with the emotional burden a bit easier.
What is your own personal favorite post?
Wow. Tough question! Honestly, writing isn’t something that comes natural to me. I read a lot of other blogs and am in awe of their writing style. The well thought out organization of their posts. Their eloquent thoughts and thoughtful insight. I write because it helps me organize my own thoughts and feelings. Sometimes for me it is just a good word-dump. While I’m not certain I have one single favorite post, I feel like the “mood” on my blog has turned much more positive lately. My blog has always been a true reflection of where my mind and emotional state is at. The fact that things have taken a positive turn on my blog, means that they have in my life as well. That feels pretty darn great.
More recently I wrote this post: http://himplusme.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-chapter.html I have just started a new job and reflect back on the positive changes I have been working to make in my life. Often I think that we are all too hard on ourselves. Spending time appreciating the things we do have can help us to better handle those things we don’t. (yet!)
What is your favorite blog to read?
I actually have a page on my blog for just this topic. I love discovering new blogs and ‘meeting’ other women I can relate to. The support of this corner of the blog community has made a very big difference in my life.
Josey with http://mycheapversionoftherapy.blogspot.com/ – she tells it like it is and leaves the most encouraging comments for me. I appreciate her.
Jessica – http://www.thesouthernbellebaby.com/ – a fellow PCOS sufferer with the most adorable little boy. She gives me hope that one day I will join her ranks.
Jenny – http://jennandtonica.com/ – another fellow PCOS’er who is currently a mother to TRIPLETS. Whoa. She hit the baby jackpot with three healthy and adorable little ones.
That is just to name a few. The fact that they all have J names is a complete coincidence, I promise. I try to drop in on all of my followers too, even if I can’t always comment.
What was the motivation behind starting your blog?
Originally the reason I started the blog was to document our journey. I thought of it more as a journal. I had this naive hope that I would be discussing trying to conceive for a short time and quickly turn it into a pregnancy blog. From very early on I knew something was ‘off’, but I had no clue it would develop into multiple years of discussing our infertility.
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