Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Participation, Anticipation and Reflection

*if you normally are a lurker or read every now and again and have never or rarely commented, leave a comment just this one time ... I enjoy and appreciate acknowledging those that take the time to follow me. Leave your footprint on my 2008.

Reposting for those who missed it the first time, or didn't have time to comment:


"As 2008 comes to a close, I always try to relate a word with the year. This year the word seems to be Transition … I have gone from TTC for years, to Pregnant, to a mother. Talk about having to deal with a boat load of feelings/issues in a relatively small amount of time. I wanted so badly to be pregnant, and was undergoing treatment, but then Bam, One day everything changes. I was injecting med’s to assist folly growth, then Overnight, I became pregnant. No I am not complaining – Of course I was hoping to achieve pregnancy some day, But I did not allow myself to consider that eventually I would actually be pregnant. Then I had 10 months to adjust to pregnancy. But what I discovered in those 10 months is that most of that time is pressed to prepare for what comes after the pregnancy. So I felt like I was trying to adjust to pregnancy but being hurried to plan for motherhood .. I understand they are usually directly related …. But I didn’t directly relate them much. Then one morning I woke up and found out that I was going to deliver a baby. Then I delivered said baby and now I am here. In this place where I am now called a Mother ..It’s very daunting to try and sort through all of this in a very limited time frame. I am sure it is done with ease by many..but I guess I am just slow ..So, Here I am trying to sort through all of what has become …. Do you have a word that you will associate 2008 with?"

2009 will be here is 9 hours and 40 minutes. I am ready for the New Year to kick off. I am ready to experience what 2009 has for me and my new family. I am ready to see what 2009 has in store for all of you.

35 comments:

Meghan said...

I like your theme of transition. I agree. In this year I managed to be an infertile, pregnant, and now a mom....crazy!

And sorry I haven't had as much time to comment lately. I always read up on you and MT though ;)

My Reality said...

Happy New Year, Farah!

Jill, Mommy of Tanner and Josie, our Clomid baby. :o) said...

Can I use a phrase for 2008?

"Letting go."

So much was let go and in return I gained so much more...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!!

hope548 said...

I'm still here, just not commenting twice as much, but I keep up with you. I'm going to have to think longer on my 2008 word. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2009!

Leah said...

You know I'm here, even when I don't comment. Happy New Year, Farah.

AJ's mommy said...

I am commenting, but you know I am here! Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!

Cibele said...

Transition also is my world. Form TTC, to mother to single mother. I want the new year to be here , but I am afraid of it will bring .You are doing a great job as a mother my friend. happy new year

Lissa said...

Happy New Year !!!

WISHING...HOPING...and PRAYING said...

happy new year! i know 2008 was great. may 2009 be even better!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I'm definitely with you on the theme of "Transition." Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! ((HUGS))

Rachel said...

hey! lurker here and fellow floridian. i like following your blog since i have a baby a few weeks younger than your son-- it's nice to read what he's up to and be able to relate! it was also fun to follow details of your pregnancy and transition to motherhood as someone going through it at the same time. great blog. happy new year!

mo*reezy said...

I always read, too... and you're much better about leaving comments than I am. I hope 2009 brings you, E, and MT nothing but great joy.

bethkyle said...

Happy New Year!

alison said...

Happy New Year sweetie! :)

RoseAnn said...

My word for the year would be "home". After spending last year relocating from CA to CO, I finally feel like I am at home.

I found your blog from Katie's (Taking the Statistical Bullet). I am CF but find so much inspiration in your blog!

Jendeis said...

Delurking to wish you a happy new year.

Heather said...

Happy New Year!

Jen said...

You've summed up my year too. Beautiful.

Intrepidgirl said...

I've been enjoying your writing about your thoughts since fall 07. Thanks for keeping it real!

Happy New Year!

jayleigh said...

Happy New Year!

I'm going with a phrase, too:

"I'm a mom."

Not a mommy, and nobody calls me "Mom" but I am one. And I love it.

HUGS and happy new year!

Nic said...

My word would be hetic. I have gone through qualifying fom uni, new job, marriage and now TTC! Happy new year! Im hoping 2009 word will be pregnant!

Jen said...

Happy New Year Farah!! It has been a year of transition for so many reasons. Life is always changing and with it, we need to face the challenges. As MT gets older, you will see as soon as you think you have figured out a routine or how to do things, it all changes! Food, naps, routines, everything changes fast. Again, all good changes, but now is the time to be "flexible". I think that will be my 2009 word. :) Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Delenn said...

I do ocassionally comment, but just case: "I am here, I am here, I am here!"

Happy New Years!

docgrumbles said...

Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!

Amanda said...

Blessings. That's my word for 2008 because through everything that happened I've received so many blessings!

You've made some serious transitions (and I'm sure know it's still going on). Through it all you've remained such a wonderful person that I love and admire greatly!!!!

HAPPY 2009!

hopefulgirl5194 said...

Happy New Year, Farah!

I've been lurking for the past year, about midway through your pregnancy to the present. My word for 2008 is "tested" because I had to get through some tough obstacles, and I survived. My word for 2009 will hopefully be "transition", like you, since I'll be back in TTCland (iui) this month. Cheers!
~Heather

Cas said...

I follow you. I have followed you since we first got pregnant together in Harmoni's group. Unfortunately I lost that pregnancy to a blighted ovum... so I am still waiting for the day I get to embrace my miracle. I enjoy reading your story, and seeing what you are going through. What I could have been going through. Its therapudic.

Anyways... Happy New Year and continue doing a great job as MT's mommie :)

christina(apronstrings) said...

i think this is always a great time to reboot and access. me too!!
i look forward to watching your 2009 journey.

Courtney said...

Happy, happy new year to you Farah (and E and MT too)! I really like your transition theme as it fits so well with my situation also. Maybe for 2009 the word of the year can be 'indulge'. I am really hoping to indulge in the role of mother and also in treating myself better.

Adriane said...

Happy New Year!

I don't know what word I would use for 2008 - perhaps a phrase...Life Adjustment. :-) Becoming a mother has been the most awesome experience. I chose that word carefully because it has been both good and bad, positive and negative, with lots of ups and downs. With all that said, I am forever grateful to have become a mother to two beautiful girls.

I know 2009 has some wonderful things in store for you and MT!

I love following your blog and will continue to do so in 2009! :-)

Nurse Lochia said...

Happy New Year!

Photogrl said...

I'm a little late getting in on this...it's been a little crazy here, BUT my word for 2008 would be supportive.

Since June, when I started blogging and finding all of you, I have felt nothing but wonderful support. Thank you.

Happy New Year!

Christy said...

Of course I'm still here, though not commenting near as often as I would like. You are one of my "must reads" every day and I love keeping up with you and MT.

Shelby said...

Happy new year!! My word would have to be "complete". Sorry I haven't commented lately- I've been reading though!

Resplendentquetzal said...

Better late than never! Happy 2009!
I look to you as inspiration that things will work for us, (also have PCOS, etc.)

Take care and hopefully 2009 will be good to you!