With the face. Yeah, you.
I have something to share.
I have a little story to tell you.
Four years ago, I accidentally got pregnant, but miscarried.
We had told everyone I was pregnant and it was crippling to me to have to one by one, announce the end of what we thought was going to be.
Three years ago, I got pregnant again. We told no one.
We miscarried again. I was crushed by the pain–physically and emotionally–but so relieved not to have to “take back” the pregnancy news again.
Two and a half years ago, I got pregnant again. We told no one.
We found out I have low progesterone.
We fixed that.
At 10 weeks, we told everyone.
Almost 21 months ago we had Eddie.
So why am i telling you this story that so many of you already know?
Because Cort and I have made a decision.
We have an announcement.
Qe have decided to let me blog about trying to get pregnant when we decide to get pregnant again.
Cort (and my therapist) understand that the best way for me to process things is to be able to put my words here for you. for me to be able to reach out when i have joy and pain. For me to have you.
It’s my way to tell all of you I know in my real life things the way I want and need to say them too. I hate the phone. I get befuddled and don’t get my words straight.
Here, I can put down the exact words I want to use. I can pace things.
I am so grateful to all of you for being that support and for reading my words.
And I feel so lucky to have a husband who understands my need and is willing to let me put something so close and personal out here.
But wait…we have one more announcement.
We have decided to try to get pregnant again!
Get ready for some of this (God willing!):
Guess what else?
I get to give YOU something in celebration of our announcements!
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Since I am feeling all annoucey lately, I was looking through baby announcements, but then because of the 800 weddings we have this year, I was also looking at save the date announcements and remembering how fun it was to be in those planning stages.
Pretty sweet, huh?
You want some, don’t you?
Yeah you do.
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