My name is Kristin and I'm a recovering infertile. I say that because while I am no longer infertile, but a mom to boy/girl twins, I still feel the sting of infertility.
I am married to the greatest guy in the world, Brian, who has been with me on every step of our journey to becoming parents. Before I met him I told my mom that I was looking for a man that could play a game of pick-up football in the afternoon (or watch football) and take me to the theater that evening. I found him. He makes me a better and smarter person and for that I am eternally grateful.
My boy/girl twins, Alex and Mia, are amazing and have given me a level of patience I never thought humanly possible...most days, at least. They were conceived in a petri dish. They are typical two year olds and getting too big, too fast. I love them most of the time. Kidding, kidding!
The road to being a mom was a difficult one, including 1 ectopic, 1 chemical pregnancy, 2 IVFs, a lousy 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester, bleeding, PTL (pre-term labor), 11 weeks of hospital bedrest, pre-eclampsia, HELLP syndrome and a NICU stay for both babies. But I'm one of the lucky ones. I ache for women that can't have children, that try and try and try but still wake up with empty arms.
My hobbies pre-baby included shopping, pampering myself, more shopping, gourmet cooking, travel, yoga and reading.
Now my hobbies include shopping at Target, changing diapers, cooking foods they will eat and frozen dinners, dreaming of travels, thoughts of exercise, reading blogs, knitting and watching bad TV.
But I wouldn't have it any other way.
Thanks for reading,
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