Thursday, March 26, 2009

Double the pleasure, double the fun

So I finally did it.

I've been struggling for a long time with whether or not to write about the more personal aspects of infertility. The topic just doesn't seem to fit neatly into this blog -- it's unpleasant, awkward, and messy. (Yes, even worse than changing a diaper after a poop explosion. I know, right?) But I haven't been feeling authentic, leaving out a piece of me that plays such a pivotal role in my world.

I have taken a deep breath and launched a second blog, called Secrets of an Infertile Mom. I'll still be posting cute pictures and amusing stories of life in the motherhood here on Sunny in Seattle, this is my primary site. The second blog will be sort of an aside... I'll be blurbing about parenting as an infertile and where we go from here. I'll keep it going as long as it keeps doing its job for me: allowing me to vent and process my walk down the IF path, freeing up the rest of me to appreciate every moment with my precious Bean.

If you want to join me over there, you are welcome to, but I have no expectations either way. It will be very different than here -- it's more serious and, well, basically a bummer. But I'm giving you the opportunity, in case you want to know more about that part of my life. Be warned, there will be talk about my uterus. Not for the faint of heart.


Soxy Deb said...

Well here's what I have to say - and by gosh by golly I AM inportant!
When I first started blogging, and met all of my new bloggy friends, was when I began to understand the seriousness of IF. I never knew. I was always the one that just said, "Ok let's have a baby" and 9 months later we did.
I have learned so much from all of my IF "friends" and feel so much for each of you. And although I don't know what to say at times, being that I've never experienced some of the issues you deal with, I always try. And sometimes I sound like a fool, but I still try.
I feel like you all have made me a better person just for knowing you and you've all certainly made me more aware. I just wish there was more I could do then just leave a comment.
What I'm trying to say is, I will follow and read, and although I may not always know the right thing to say, I will always try.

lisawitt said...

I look forward to reading! I think as those of us who struggled and then end up finally getting pregnant....its a WEIRD place to be! I actually started a post last night about this VERY issue because although my pg announcement post sounded cheery and excited (which don't get me wrong, I am thrilled) I STILL feel infertile! I still carry that scar of what we went through to have Zachary! And I wonder why me again when others I know are still in the midst of the battle! I dont know what exactly I am trying to say....but I look forward to reading the new blog. You are such a good writer and I look forward to reading what I often cannot put into words!

Michelle said...

I will definitely see you there too!