A month or two ago, I was bombarded with pregnancy announcements. In the space of a few weeks, half a dozen bloggers I followed announced pregnancies, and a few other announced intentions to start trying to conceive. Never mind people in my real life.
Because patience (and envy) are something I constantly battle, I told AMP that if one more person in my Google Reader feed announced a pregnancy I was going to quit the blogging world.
His response: he rolled his eyes and tried to explain to me that the odds of announced pregnancies is high when my Google Reader has almost 90 blogs written by women. (I so hate it when he’s right.)
Nothing more was said on the matter.
Then yesterday I mentioned to him that Amber (who was one of my first blogging friends), just announced she is 6 weeks pregnant, and he asked me if I was quitting blogging.
And, I said no.
First of all, I’m beyond thrilled for Amber. She has had a difficult time in the past year, suffering multiple miscarriages. And, she is a wonderful mommy to two gorgeous kids. And, she is just plain awesome. I’m so happy for her and I’m praying that this pregnancy will end in tears of happiness, with another beautiful little bundle of joy.
And, I’m ok with other people being pregnant and I’m not. Perhaps it’s a temporary feeling – but I sure hope not.
My time will come. It will… and if it doesn’t, I will deal with it then.
But, right now, it’s all about enjoying the moments. Enjoying my free time. How my house stays clean for more than a day (sometimes). How I can go back to bed if I want to. How I can have eight (or nine or ten) uninterrupted hours of sleep…
Which brings me to a new feature I would like to try here – Enjoying Two. Every week, I’ll focus on positivity and the benefits to being childfree a little longer. :) This feature is mostly for my own benefits – to keep me positive and patient… but I’d love some insight from my mommy friends on what I should enjoy now that I won’t have any more when I begin my own journey to motherhood.