Now that we're wrapping up our fifth year of marriage, we're getting ready to have our first Christmas as parents.
Now that we're parents, the things we ask for for Christmas have changed. Our moms have been hounding me for ideas, and this is what I want.
- Size 4 Diapers
- Large Sleep Sacks
- A Back-Friendly Mattress
- New Yoga Pants
- A Second Bathroom
- B. Zany Zoo Activity Cube
But what I really want is for everyone to take a second to think about the future mama you know who doesn’t have a baby yet. The holidays might be difficult for her, and she might need a little hug. Reminders of infertility, at least for me, rears its ugly head in times of togetherness and celebration. It’s hard when Great Aunt Lucy wants to know when you’ll be having little ones of your own, or why you haven’t started yet.
Even though this is my first Christmas as a mom, I’m thinking of you. I’ll never forget what those years were like for me, and I wish I could say something to comfort you, but I can’t. All I can say is that infertility sucks, and also that someday you’ll be just fine.
Also, I would like world peace.