Saturday, September 6, 2008

Time to Move On...

When I started this blog, it was really an infertility and IVF blog. Then it turned into a pregnancy after infertility blog. Then it turned into "fucked up pregnancy after infertility" blog. And now, it's time for this blog to stop.

Why? Well, when I was in the depths of infertility, I sought out blogs like mine to comiserate with. It is therapeutic to read and follow the plight of others in the same boat. But far too often, I'd peruse the blogs my friend Google Reader had suggested for me - blogs with descriptions about infertility or IVF, or miscarriage - just to stumble upon a picture like this:

Sweet Jesus, isn't that beautiful and touching? Indeed. However, it's very upsetting when you're coming off a failed cycle and just want to commiserate with those in the same boat. Half the time the so-called infertility blogs had turned into parenting blogs without warning. Kudos for beating infertility, but a little warning for us still struggling perhaps? So I won't do that. Well, besides that picture which was too great to pass up. My Photoshop skilz are pretty bad ass, and my kid is pretty freaking cute, ain't she?

For that reason alone, I don't want this blog to continue as a parenting blog. Then the other issue is, right now I just don't have much to blog about. I guess I could blog about the physical postpartum issues no one talks about, because frankly, someone SHOULD. Like how my bladder may never be the same, or how those stretch marks that were "just a little under my tummy" when I was pregnant turn into your entire tummy when you're not. Or I could be really annoying and blog about how so far, this whole mothering thing has been really easy. And get this: we're doing it all without having read a single parenting book! Can you believe that? It can be done, folks. Sometimes, things just come naturally. Now, I do think we have an easy kid. And she is only 2 1/2 weeks old so clearly things could and likely will change. But so far, eating, sleeping, pooping and peeing is going quite well. We often get a good 3-4 hour stretch of sleeping at night and her fussy times during the day aren't even that bad. I don't have much to say besides how awesome she is and how in love we are, and even in my most egotistical mood I could see how that wouldn't be entertaining to others. For very long, at least.

So for now, it's a blogging break. When I do return, it will be in a different blog and I'll post that blog here when that happens. But until then...thanks to everyone that read this thing, I never really expected anyone to read it, it was really just an outlet for me. I love the comments and feedback and it's why I'll keep it going elsewhere. I just need to wait until she starts doing funny shit.

15 comments:

Faith, the Authoress said...

Totally understandable. I do hope you start another one, though, because I love your writing and it makes me giggle.

Charmaine said...

I too hope you continue blogging. Not sure what I would do if you didn't. :)

BTW...BEAUTIFUL pic!

abarker said...

I understand why it's time to move on... but I hope to be reading all about those postpartum issues and mommy'ing goodness soon!
Your words are an inspiration, and I'm happy to have had you in my google reader for the past year or so!

christi said...

I am so happy you're moving on and that this time with your little girl has gone so well...it's amazing, isn't it?

I can't wait to check out your parenting blog when the time comes.

sara said...

I totally understand - and maybe one day I'll stumble upon your blog again if you link to it from here. I hope you will because I really enjoyed following along your journey. Until then - I'm wishing you the best of luck and many good thoughts for the months ahead. It's so nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel for me - and you've helped me to do that. I'm so happy that things worked out how they did for you and I hope the next year has a ton of great memories for you and your new family!

kelly said...

I can't wait to see your new blog...you are a great writer!!!

Kendra said...

OK, fine, but we're counting on her to start some funny shit soon then! All the best to you guys. :)

battynurse said...

Good luck.
And wow that is a fantastic picture.

casey said...

A fitting end to a wonderful story. What a beautiful picture of you two. Keep it up Katie, don't lose the urge to write. You are a bright light for the sane and sarcastic out there, but take a break and enjoy every minute of motherhood. We love you.

Piccinigirl said...

what a beautiful pic. And I totally understand...I'll be here when you get back. Enjoy that little girl, she's amazing.

Diane said...

I agree. I always hated those kid pictures on IUI/IV blogs. But, i hope you continue your blog. I need something sarcastic to read! You definitely tell things for what it is, and not the rose-colored view everyone else gives you.

Sasha & Mark said...

I feel the same way. I was never one for "if it happened to me..."

Here's to happy endings and new beginnings! I hope to see your other blog soon.

sara said...

I do seem to be following you right along (like you joked) - but I'm hoping I follow you right to several more weeks of pregnancy! Are you doing another blog? You should if you feel up to it because it would be nice to still hear how you're doing :-) It's mostly for my own selfish reasons I say that....since I like seeing how you're doing, LOL!

Alison & Brandyn said...

Katie - what a great idea! I can't wait to read your adventures in motherhood!! Please start up a new blog soon. I love your fresh, honest look at EVERYTHING about life!! --Alison

KK said...

Beautiful pic! I can't wait to read your next blog when the time comes!