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02 August 2008

A Little About Us & The Little Lemon Baby.

I suppose it might be appropriate for me to tell you a little bit about myself & my family at this point. It's always nice to start off knowing about the people you're reading about, oui? In this post I'll let you in on a little about myself, our life & this little lemon sized baby that's hanging out below my belly button.

Ryan & I both live above a fabulous cafe in a small town in Ontario, Canada. Perhaps a few of you did the math in the previous post & realized that there is only a one month difference between us deciding five months ago that we wanted to start our family & the fact that I am currently almost four months pregnant. Around mid March we made the decision: BABY. I marked those magical fertile days on the calendar and we were ready to try. Since everything I'd ever read told me that it took most couples about six months to a year to conceive, I was hoping that maybe we'd have a Summer 2009 baby -- I mean, statistics said it would take a while, right?

On May 21st I took a home pregnancy test & there they were -- those little lines! Oh my. Earlier that month my partner kept telling me that he was absolutely convinced that he would "get it on the first try". I laughed, rolled my eyes & told him it would take a while. Have patience, I told him. My eyes just about fell out of my face when I saw that test. When I brought the test to him in the living room and showed him he said "Awesome!" and gave me a high five with a big grin on his face. He's just so proud of himself. So now, a Winter 2009 baby, we shall have.

We've been told our due date is January 23rd, 2009 -- and just a few days ago we heard the heartbeat for the first time. I don't think I need to tell you how amazing that experience was. I will never forget that sound.

Now, this whole wham bam thank you ma'am conception story is often something I feel the need to downplay. As fabulous as it is that we were able to conceive so quickly, I know that this isn't usually the case and I've more than once made the mistake of excitedly telling someone about how easy it was, only to find out afterward that they have been trying for eight months or are undergoing fertility treatments. Open mouth, insert foot. I know that I still have the right to be happy for us, but I also want to be supportive of women who have spent months or even years trying. So, if you are one of those women, marking your calendar, taking your temperature & counting those days -- I applaud you!

(Also, if any of you have links on your blog to your ttc stories, or would like to share you experience by leaving a comment, I would love to read about it! Merci.)

I think this might be enough from me for now, but I promise to write again soon. For now I'm off to read a few of YOUR blogs and explore this world a little further. Everyday I'm finding new, fun & informative blogs to read -- the addiction has begun. Peace.



Blogger Insane Mama said...

YOu guys are going to have a hip, cute as shit baby!

August 3, 2008 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

@insane mama -- that might be the nicest comment EVER! Merci merci ^_^

August 3, 2008 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger mom said...

Hi Kids:
This site is great if i can get back into it. Nice to see you both happy about the new baby. It will be a late christmas present for me and pop. Wow great-grand-parents who would have thought that Ryan would give us our first one. He is still our lanky grand-baby no matter how old he gets (love ya Ryan). We don't care if it is a girl or a boy only that it is healthy. Love Nan and Pop.xxxxx

August 4, 2008 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Desiree said...

@nan & pop: Awe thanks guys! We're really happy that you are both so excited to be great grandparents! It's going to be an exciting winter, that's for sure.

August 4, 2008 at 1:29 PM  

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