I never expected to announce this way.
Stuck in my house and aching for normalcy. But here goes. I hope my very happy news brings you some sunshine today – we all need it right now.
I’m beyond happy to say after a long struggle — I am pregnant.
How to announce in times like these?
I had plans. Big plans. For my big announcement. I hoped coronavirus would pass. But it didn’t. So how to announce? Nothing I had planned seemed right for the mood. So many are suffering.
Being pregnant right now is scary, but also, nothing can smother the elation, joy, peace I feel. I’m so excited to share.
So last night around midnight, unable to sleep, I grabbed a notebook and pen. I curled up on the couch, and wrote this little entry. A sort of poem, about my sweet baby girl and the story she’ll tell. Hope you like it — and thank you for sharing this happy moment with me.
updated: THANK YOU for all the kind + heart-warming comments on Instagram. Seriously crying from all the love.
(a little poem, by kathy)
We only had one. It was her.
The sole survivor of the bunch.
She’s been retrieved.
She “stuck” — on her mom’s, very first try.
She snuggled in deep, held on tight.
Already a fighter in so many ways..
Then one more thing came along.
Chaos and panic.
The whole world ached —
While she wiggled and slept.
Nothing is promised, every step is magic.
But this little girl, the first of her kind,
Has made it this far, and that is
Nothing is promised, but if dreams do come true,
We’ll get to see what she does once she opens her eyes.
Takes her first breath.
And reminds mom and dad everyday,
What a badass she is.
You can catch up on my infertility + pregnancy journey right here…
Healthy Happy Baby:
- Baby (category)
- Sharing My Infertility + IVF Journey
- Pregnant During Coronavirus
- ..more to come! Excited to share this adventure with you.
To the TTC community..
(TTC – trying to conceive) To anyone going through infertility, IVF, secondary infertility, miscarriage, loss or heavy heart of any kind in this arena. I know pregnancy announcements can be extremely triggering. Never forget that you are so worthy of all the joy you are seeking. I am sending you love, hope and healing. I see you. Our TTC stories are all so different, but they unite us just the same.