Time for some updates! Life is trucking along and it’s been a minute since I’ve posted really anything here. Overall, things are going well. Having the weight of infertility lifted does amazing things for my psyche, motivation and heart. I feel like myself again, it’s been years and years since I’ve felt like myself. About eight, to be exact.
In light of that, between work and doing (very, very) minor things to get ready for Miss Robinson’s July arrival, life is good. We are capitalizing on our freedom as thirty-something adults who are able to go out for drinks and dinner with friends at the drop of a hat, or travel with abandon.
In terms of baby girl, aside from the few very minor things we’ve been doing, her arrival is a non-issue right now. We are content to let her grow healthy and strong while we wait out the next four months. I’ve purchased a few clothes for her and I’ve worked out the deisgn of her nursery. We still haven’t touched the room that is to be her space, chalk it up to infertility PTSD. We are behind the typical “new parent timeline” but we don’t mind. Nothing about our journey to becoming parents has been typical, so why change now?
On the career front I am growing a business I never imagined I would be able to grow, let alone do. I’ve found a surprise niche in digtal marketing consulting and advising. In addition to that I am helping run my husbands law firm. Lawyers, it’s like wrangling cats… no easy task. Looking ahead I fully plan to be a part-time working mother. For me, it’s what seems most fullfilling. Maybe one of the perks to being an older parent is that I have no doubt what kind of woman I want my daughter to have as a mother. Continuing to work on and build my small business is a part of my vision.
In other news, since finishing up all of my fertility treatments my body has slowly begun to get back to normal. IVF is no joke, the havoc it plays on a womans body borders on insane. Six months post my last IVF cycle and I finally feel human again, in turn meaning I’m running and working out on a regular basis. I’m even planning half marathons to run, hopefully even race, but we shall see.
Getting back in running shape is humbling though. To say the least. I will get there, and if I don’t? Who cares. It’s just running. Plus, I find running now is mostly just to get out, be alone and think. Opposed to trying to reach some goal. I’m using HIIT workouts, Barre and hot yoga to try and get this old, IVF ravaged body back in shape.
In sum, we have no idea what the next few months will look like, all I know is everyone keeps saying they will fly by. In the meantime I hope to solidify my career plan as a new mama, take a little getaway with my husband, race a half marathon and just plain enjoy the life we’ve worked incredibly hard to create.
And soon, I’ll write some updates on little Miss Robinson. She’s doing so well, our pride goes unmatched.