A Single Woman's Journey To Motherhood


Location: Washington, United States

I began my TTC journey in January 2005. It finally worked with the 5th IUI and along came Eliana! I started trying for a second (T42) a little over a year later, and was thrilled to get pregnant on the second try this time. Jacob soon joined our family! Not sure if I am done at two, but come along for my journey in motherhood. If you stop by, please leave me a short note! I like to know when I have visitors. :)

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Oh the possibilities...

So, I have been keeping a secret from you all, but have decided perhaps I will share it with you as it is getting a bit more intriguing. Just before the new year, I did something EXTREMELY impulsive, I joined an online matching/dating thing. I thought that I should give another try to finding Mr. Right before I head forth into trying for a second child on my own. While there are many possible matches for me, I haven't really gotten to know many very well. However, there is one man with whom I have been exchanging messages, and may even meet. How exciting!

I suppose I am working on becoming more outgoing since I have also joined a few meetups and even attended a Pinochle party last night. I had a great time, even though I was most likely the worst player there (but I intend to improve!). Of course, most of the players were in the 50s and 60s, but age really didn't come into play while playing cards. (I must add in here that my being able to go out and play cards was all thanks to my friend who watched Ellie last night. Not sure I would have gone if I had had to pay $40 some odd dollars for a babysitter)

So, there you have it. An exciting year awaits me I think!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The past month

The past month has been quite busy! We went to visit my parents for about 11 days over Christmas. They really enjoyed having some time with Eliana and she got to visit with her great-grandma and great uncle as well. I was happy to see an old friend and enjoyed a fun night of cards with my parents' friends.

When we got home, it was back to school already on January 2nd. We actually worked all four days that week. The following week I was home sick with strep throat on Tuesday and Wednesday, followed by a snow day on Thursday and a late start on Friday. Martin Luther King Jr. day was yesterday and today...you guessed it, home again for a snow day. At this rate we are going to be going to school all summer!

Eliana has definitely perfected her crawl. In the midst of my illness, she began a new game. She likes to crawl towards the kitchen (where I don't like her to be unsupervised) and when I say "I'm going to get you!" she crawls very fast to get away. Once you get near, she collapses on the floor and waits for you to pick her up at which point she laughs hysterically. It is a lot of fun, except for when you are sick! LOL. At day care, she is working on walking while pushing one of those push/walker things...we don't have one here. We also went to our first birthday party on Sunday and had a great time! (since the birthday girl was the babysitter's daughter..Ellie is very excited to play with all the new toys! LOL)

Well, that is it for the quick update. I will try and post some Christmas pictures soon...