Friends, my “new” support group is going strong! We just had our 7th (or is it 8th already?) monthly meeting and it was my largest one ever! 12 people! I am both sad that there are so many women going through infertility and thrilled that they have found the support of our group!
I need help for a member. Have any of you done a “natural cycle” IVF? Basically the doctors use your natural menstrual cycle to plan the timing of the (FET) embryo transfer instead of controlling it with meds. I have a member considering this and would like to gather some info and experience for her! Please comment or email me at kimberlyqkim at gmail dot com.
Today on the Quad City Moms Blog, I am writing about my post-nursing boobs. Technically, my boobs aren’t even post-nursing yet, since my kids still breastfeed about 3 times a day. But my boobs have changed a lot and it was time to take action. I am very proud of this post and my decision to rid my self of my bras that no longer fit (for a great cause). Please check it out!
In other news, I haven’t blogged here in a month, but for good reason. My life is very full of things that make me happy right now. I am excited about my new blog endeavor because it is forcing me to write about new-motherhood topics and actually edit each piece. I just finished a 5 week workout class session and ran my 7th 5K of the year! I have maintained by 20lb weight loss and just started another 10 week session with my nutritionist. Last night was my “new” Resolve support group’s 6th meeting and we continue to gain new members (now I just wish we would graduate them faster…). I am in charge of a monthly cooking group that is making my life so much easier! My family has been on two trips in November (Florida and California). My husband and I have two date nights planned for next week (late-anniversary and my birthday!) My kids are running and problem solving and talking and sharing their toys. Life is good.
I still want to get more involved with the local Unitarian Universalist congregation we joined in March…I want to have more sex with my husband…I want to write more here…I want my kids to push each other less…and I REALLY want my kids to get sick less often (they seem to be making up for last’s years isolation by contracting EVERYTHING this year). But overall, I am very proud of the progress I have made since I wrote this post about my identity in August.
Thanks for hanging with me – those of you who have been through since post one 4 years ago and those of you who may be new. I value this place for self expression and reflection and I appreciate your support!