Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring is in Bloom!

Hello Readers! I hope you're enjoying the beautiful spring weather that has finally arrived! I can't tell you how much I've been wanting to go to the Boston Public Garden lately...maybe I'll make it out there sometime soon. Spring is my favorite time of year...all the flowers are in bloom, the sun is shining, but not yet scorching, and everyone leaves their states of hibernation (at least here in New England) to be outside once again. 

For me, I got the urge to visit my favorite fabric supply store, Gather Here, to pick out fabric for a quilt. Once again, I find myself turning to sewing to ease some stress. We are now going into our 7th month of trying to conceive, and I have no happy news to report yet. Seven months may not seem like long, but it is much longer than my doctor had wanted us to take. It is sort of a balancing act while I go untreated for endometriosis, because the longer it takes, the more the disease grows and makes it difficult to have a baby. Luckily, my repeat laparoscopic surgery is approaching (just 6 weeks away), and I'm hoping it will be a helpful step in relieving my pain, as well as give us a fresh start. For those who don't know, endometriosis can cause infertility, by not only damaging vital reproductive organs (mainly the ovaries and Fallopian tubes), but by creating a toxic environment that makes it difficult to support and maintain a pregnancy. Hopefully this surgery will be just what we need. 

In any case, sewing is getting me through this tough spot, and making a baby quilt for a future little one is giving me something positive to work on in a process that feels very much out of my control. With my luck, I will never have a girl, and my choice of pink will seem silly. In which case...I'll figure out something. Who says boys can't enjoy a good shade of pink, huh??

How are you celebrating the return of spring?


  1. Oh, it's beautiful! I love the colors you chose. I'm glad you're doing something you love, and it makes you happy.
    I'm so sorry about the struggles you're going through! My story is different, but I know how each month can be extremely devastating. I hope your operation with help!

  2. Thanks, Heather! I've got a little support group online that I've been able to discuss the whole business with, and that has helped too. It doesn't matter how your journey looks, how long it takes, and where you end up...TTC is an emotionally charged and strenuous process, especially when there is infertility present. I'm always here if you want to talk! *hugs*


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