Okay, I realize I've posted about once a month since the Bee's arrival so I'm sure some people just gave up on coming by to read, but I have come to the sad realization that no one is reading here any more. Ack! Well, there's not much I can do about it, aside from visit and comment on other people's blogs, and blog here more frequently. I'm making an effort to try both, so we'll see what happens.
What's going on? The bee is doing very well, said "bye bye" the other day (which was incredibly cute and I'm so glad Mr. Right was in the room to hear it so I wasn't just having an audio hallucination); his top right teeth are still coming in he's crawling around and pulling up on everything in sight. He fell off the bed last night, which made me feel like the worst mother of the year, because I was standing right next to him and somehow managed to miss catching him on the way down. He landed on his noggin and started crying, but was fine within a minute and back to crawling around on the bed again. He's fine this morning, although those DBTs never really go away. They're just transformed into thoughts of closed head or spinal cord injuries. Great.
We went to visit my aunt and her family for Christmas and New Years which was really lovely. In fact, it was so nice being around such a loving and warm family that it actually prompted Mr R to suggest having another child. Mr. R grew up an only child in a highly dysfunctional family with parents who were also from highly dysfunctional families. The word family never meant very much to him, seeing what his reference point was. Being with my aunt and her family, while a little unconventional (my uncle left when my youngest cousin was 4, and aunt C's partner for the past 13 years has been a woman), Mr. R was surprised to see what family could be. He thought it would be nice for the Bee to have a bother or sister. As A's results are negative, this is a possibility, although we'd have to talk with her about it first. And not anytime real soon, she's in graduate school and I'm not ready yet - the Bee will only be 10 months old next Friday. I always thought we'd only have one child, and I was fine with that but I'm starting to warm up to the idea. I waver; wondering if we're tempting fate with trying for a second when we've been so blessed to have gotten this far. We have time to think about it, I guess I'm playing the wait and see game.
On a rather sucky note, my cousin S, A's older sister, is a carrier also. While this sucks a great deal more than not being a carrier, at least she has options (IVF with PGD or egg donation). And being a carrier doesn't mean you're going to become symptomatic, so at least there's that. She's getting married in July and we're really looking forward to the wedding. We'll be flying with the Bee, but I think we'll get him his own seat this time.
He did very well on his flights to and from my aunt's City, but he was a bit squirmy. If we have him in a car seat, maybe he'll think he's in a car and take a nap. Or chill out. We'll see.
One really nice plus was a play date with Jen of Fertility Now! while visitng my aunt; she lives near my aunt's restaurant. Her son Andrew is 2 days younger then the Bee, so it was pretty cool for them to play together, although they're still pretty young to really interact. There was a lot of face touching, with Jen and I alert to be sure no eye poking happened inadvertantly. She was such a lovely woman and I really appreciated her opening her home to someone she barely knew for a little play date. I love Bloglandia! I just hope Bloglandia still likes me...
On happy notes, Thalya got a positive pregnancy test and goes next Friday for a scan, when she'll be about 6 weeks along. She had a bit of pink spotting so please go show her some love. NME is also pregnant after trying for quite a while and expects her second bundle of joy in the beginning of August. Anita is also finally expectant. Leggy is pregnant with twins thanks to embryo donation. Luo Lin just had her 20 week scan and everything looks just great. The Fisher Queen is home with her new son, as is Katie at Maybe Expectant. Demeter's Joy brought home her daughter, Yael and is loving being a first time mom. I'm so happy for you all!
So at last there are some nice things happening throughout Bloglanda, although I know there are so many more for whom I wish would be able to complete their families one way or another. I'm honored to be able to read all of your stories and I thank each of you for sharing.
Untill next time, Good Afternnon, Good Evening and Good Night.