22 May 2012

Join me in celebrating?

Just got some great news from an online friend that she and her partner are expecting--- after many many ART attempts, much shitty attendant IF-o-rama,  body uncertainty and complexity, but now.... now?  EXPECTING!   I wish she had a blog so I could send you there to celebrate with them-- so I ask you,  please feel free to do so here in the comments, I will compile anything supportive and congratulatory you write and send her a note. For the purposes of this celebration, let's call her S. And if you've ever wanted to delurk and comment, please do so!
I'm experimenting with taking off the catpcha  so you should be able to comment even from a smart phone...


I am so thrilled for them I could jump and clap, and truly feel deep joy about this success.

I love hearing happy news.

This past week has been filled with sadness on the internet-- I keep landing on blogs with news of loss and there is always such a horrid wash of grief...
I feel my heart drop when someone gets a negative, or a slow beta....and gasp aloud at the soul-deep horror of miscarriage. (god/goddess/all-that-is).


I groove on great news and feel stricken by bad.

I just want to say while I don't know your path...  I am not you... I have not had your specific struggles, or your specific successes.... I do not and cannot truly understand your unique context, your unique complexities, your hopes and dreams and history...
I can say this: wherever you are on your path-- to parenthood, or transitioning at midlife, or seeking your truth, I may not be able to Know or truly Understand, but oh! I hear you.

6 comments:

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Congratulations S! Best wishes for a smooth pregnancy and joyful new life with your sweet little one.

B. said...

I'm thrilled for you, S! I have goosebumps and joyfully watery eyes at reading your news, and I don't even know you. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Wow Kate you are the best online friend a girl could ever ask for. Thank you so much for your support and your joyful response to my good news. Celebrating around this subject is a very new experience and a very welcome one! And deep felt thanks to the commenters for your kind words! Although things took many turns along this road (we are two women & my partner is pregnant not me...not what we wanted at the start of this process), we are absolutely over the moon and are so excited to meet our little one. 5 months or so to go! Again, I am so thankful for this community that really understands what this means to us. Big virtual hugs to all.
S.

Anonymous said...

Kate, congratulations to your friend...
but I just came to your blog to say "I like you". I have been looking at some other momma blogs lately, some of the women I just don't really feel like I like, I don't know why I even bother. But I like you! I've been reading your blog off and on (I am a mother with a daughter Della's age) and just felt compelled to share...
that's it, sorry for the out-of-the-blue nature of this comment

Dream Seeker said...

Congratulations and celebrations S and partner! Joyous news, may your baby bring you an abundance of love and laughter...here's to a magical new life as a family. I think sometimes when we go this convoluted route to parenthood, we find the greatest gifts to bring to parenting and, often, a connection with our partners that enables us to truly parent from the heart. That's just my thoughts and I'm not even a parent yet (so I hope I'll still be saying that in a couple of months!?!) But wishing you every happiness on this new adventure x

Emily Erin said...

I'm late to this party, but congratulations S & partner! What a wonderful gift and I am so very glad that your miracle is on her/his way! S, I'm so glad that you will get to experience your partner's pregnancy complete with the gentle nudges from inside-- what a gift, what a joy and how delightful that you will have the family that you both wanted! Congratulations mamas!