I can not believe it had been almost a month between my posts. I also can not believe we are about 6 weeks away from Princess Ivy’s arrival. I can only imagine her arrival will put my life in a true time machine where I will have no idea if it’s Monday, Wednesday, June, April or November. I no longer am in control of my life… It’s as if I am living my very own baby version of Inception.
In honor of ICLW I decided to do a quick blurb on what this blog is about. I realized a while ago that I switched over from my former blog, and most of my friends and family know me so I simply didn’t add anything else about myself or my journey sooooooooooooo here it is.
My name is Monique (Kiddo Bliss) and I am a happily married mother of a 4 yr old little boy I call Monkey.
If you had told me that this would be my life a year ago, I would have called you insane. Full on crazy.
Before this absolutely unplanned journey into parenthood, I had been a very happy wife… an infertile woman on a crazy ass journey of ups and downs. After more than 15 years of miscarriages, tears, fears, unexpected joys and horrific let downs by 2011 I was sick of it all and had decided I was done. I thought long and hard about it, talked to everyone and everything, read books and blogs and stared at walls. I finally came to a clear and cut decision I was done trying. I surrendered to infertility and realized that no matter how desperately I wanted to right the wrongs that I felt were being done to me and my body, I had no control over any of it…. well, none other than throwing in the towel, so I did.
With that decision firmly made, my husband and I decided to just live life as it was then and there. He was ok with it all as long as I was, with the very tiny chance that one day we might decide to adopt. If we were going to do it, it would be a few years in the future, no big rush and if it never happened, we were ok with that too. We planned vacations, selected our dream home and moved on. Life was good.
I kid you not, about a month after I made this great break thru in life, and was at peace, it all changed. One phone call later, everything I thought I knew suddenly changed.
I won’t go into the details of how and why, because I don’t think that is fair to the birth mother of my children to spill her life story here, but she needed some help. We had been friends for years and she kind of found herself in a pickle, and if you know me, you know I can’t turn away people when they need me.
Shortly after that call, Monkey came to live with us and it has been bliss ever since.
If that was not enough, a few months after that we were surprised to hear that Monkey would soon have a sibling… a little girl due around May 8th.
We are currently going through an open adoption and everything is going great. I am overjoyed with my growing family and look forward to having a newborn keep me awake all night long. (Someone remind me of this in a few weeks lol.)
And that’s that. My current life in a nutshell. Of course you can always check out my overly long list of 100 things about me if you want to know more.