For those of you joining me via ICLW, welcome to my blog. I am a 25 year old infertile who has been trying to get pregnant for over 5 years. I was diagnosed with PCOS and I may also have a chromosome imbalance that I will be getting genetically tested for over the next year. Last year, I moved to Talla.hassee with my SO, NYEBoy, as he attends grad school. This past summer, my younger sister, K, and her three year old daughter, A, moved in with us. I work from home and try to keep our family together. It hasn't been an easy ride, but I know success will be worth it.
A month ago, I opened up ALI Gab, a free chat site specifically designed for the adoption, infertility, and loss community. Feel free to add the badge to your blog and join the site.
We're still trying to adjust to our new life, our new normal, with K and A living with us. It hasn't been an easy ride to say the least. We've had plenty of doubts as to if we've made the right decision. We always arrive back to one conclusion, it's in the best interest of A. The house is a complete wreck because I don't have time to clean like I should. I spend anywhere from two to four hours a day in the car. I usually cook dinner after The Crew* is home for the day. After that, we're usually stuck in the books with K for a few hours, only breaking to give A a bath and to put her into bed. Most nights I turn around and it's well after midnight, dishes are still dirty from dinner, laundry is still on the couch, toys are spread across the living room floor, trash is piled up, a blog post hasn't been completed, I'm exhausted, and I realize I can't remember when the last time I took a shower.
I have over 50 bins of inventory to sell, but haven't been able to list anything new since the girls moved in with us. There is a local consignment sale next week that I've decided to enter all of my children's clothing and toys into. I'm hoping to clear some of the clutter and focus on the remaining inventory as I have time.
I'm exhausted and I still can't remember the last time I took a shower. Hopefully, I'll get used to my new life soon.
The winner to the pogo giveaway is Kristin. Congratulations! Send me an email and I'll semd your pass right on over to you.
*The Crew is my new nickname for NYEBoy and K. I always say I'm dropping "the kids" off at school, but they aren't really kids. So, The Crew it is.