Saturday, July 25, 2009

Back on the scene

After a year of being away from blogging, I've decided it's time to make a come back. The past year has been full of ups and downs, both personally and professionally. But, it's summertime, and the grass is indeed greener on the other side!

My husband and I are back in the TTC game. Over the past 6 months, we've taken a very casual wait and see approach, but with the end of our professional programs in sight (one more year! yay!), we are back on the wagon and are ready to go at this TTC thing with full force. We're equipped with books and thermometers and, keeping our fingers crossed, lower stress levels. We've made some pretty big life-changing decisions over the past little while, including changing jobs and moving to a new city, closer to friends and family. So, we're hoping that this is the kick in the pants that our reproductive organs needed to get an idea that we're serious about this whole baby-making thing. In short, I think this whole thing means that we're finally getting ready to settle down.

Over the past year, we've welcomed a new nephew into our lives, who we love more than anything. As well, recently we had embarked on the initial stages of an intra-family adoption, as we were willing to adopt our teenage niece's baby. We were happy to hear this week that she has decided to keep the baby, which we think will be the best thing for her, the baby, and us. This experience taught us a lot about what we want out of the waiting for a baby journey and where we want to head with it all. At this time, we've decided to focus on trying to make it work naturally for us, and are committed to once again seeking professional help (this time we're ready to really give it our all) when we move to our new home in a month. It's all very exciting for us, although I'm dreading the stress that is likely to be attached. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we can keep a smile on our faces and relaxation in our lives, with the knowledge that our turn to be parents lies just around the corner...

Listening to: American Dream, Neil Young,