June 20, 2010
Later Than Most- Let's Begin! My First Blog
It really didn't take me too long to create the blog title. I tried to come up with something that really was a reflection of me. Yea, it sounds a little negative, but it's not really like that. So far, I've just noticed that it seems to take me a little longer to get things in life. Weird? Maybe. But I'm thinking of the facts:
I couldn't read at grade level or tie my shoes until around 5th grade. Now, that makes me sound a little stupid, but don't mind if I do say I'm smart now (shout-out to my elementary teachers).
Let's see, I didn't join sports until high school. Could that be related to my shoe tying struggles?
I started college two years later than those my age.
Hmmmm, this only counts because I say it does. . . but I didn't get married until 29. Now I know that's normal, but my I met Mr. Later Than Most when I was 19. So, ten years is a while.
The big time fact of making this "Later Than Most" is this whole crazy, whacked-out journey that we call TTC. Here I am, almost two years later in the journey and about to start IVF. Two years isn't really that long compared to other stories I can find on the web, but IRL, it's later than most. And I promise you, IVF does not exist in my circle of friends. Actually, neither does IF.
So, hence the title. I can't promise the most exciting blog, but I can promise real thoughts, emotions, and struggles for at least this IVF journey. If you haven't closed this blog yet, you'll probably enjoy the ride.
Quickly I should add my two reasons for starting this blog:
1. (Yes I just numbered them) It's a lonely journey. We have not told friends or family about our IVF journey. So, I think I'll need this as an outlet.
2. If there is anyone out there who is considering IVF or about to start, and they are going through it alone, I want them to be able to read a real account of the crazy journey. I'll give all the dets (I like to abbreviate words. Dets is "details").