It’s a funny thing sending off my book to the editor. After all the time it took, the research behind it, and all the writing, it was such an odd feeling to hand it over to someone else! I know it’s in good hands and I pray the editing and publishing process goes smoothly. And I thank you all for your awesome support and prayers though the process.
And now I can finally blog again – if I remember how.
It’s also a funny thing not blogging for a while. I almost don’t miss it. I mean I do – but I don’t miss a lot of the issues that come with regular blogging, like trying to keep up with what others are doing, going after advertisers, dealing with comments and a slew of e-mails I normally receive. It’s been a nice break to be able to write and not have the added stress. I’ve also been able to come to some ideas of where I want this blog to go and what I want to do with it. All take time of course and only time will tell if I’ll be able to implement them.
I do have some fun things planned for the blog though, a couple different projects in the works, but as my schedule fits them.
My Next Big Project, pregnancy after infertility
While I’m keeping my blogging on the down-low for a little bit, as I recoup from writing almost 85,000 words, I do have one pretty big project up my sleeve. And I know what some of you are thinking, what with my dealing with adrenal fatigue over the last couple of years, that I might be trying to stretch myself to thin again in such a short amount of time. But this one is a God thing.
The Lord definitely has good timing in his blessings. At 7 weeks along, the major fatigue and the icky tummy hit me hard just these last few days – and the book is done. So I didn’t have to try to write while feeling under the weather!
We’re extremely excited to be welcoming a new little one in May!!
And this is the first pregnancy where I was actually charting so we found out right away, which was fun. And here I was only charting since I thought my luteal phase was too short (common during breastfeeding or bouncing back after breastfeeding ends). We told our family right away, but with only one test and having a history of annovulation…I took another. You know, just to make sure. 😉
So while I’m definitely feeling fatigued – this newest project is very much welcomed!
Making a pregnancy announcement after infertility can be difficult. In one way we remember the heartache felt every time someone else announced a pregnancy and we were simply heartbroken, wishing it was us. It’s ok to feel some sort survivors guilt! In fact, it’s very normal.
It’s also normal to feel like you can’t be excited around those who are also dealing with infertility and it leaves us in a very weird position. My only advice is to continue to be gentle and respectful around others that are struggling, but also find family and friends that you can be excited around without having to filter every thing you say.
Don’t let “survivor’s guilt” steal your joy.