I feel like I was living in the shadows before I started TTC and got far enough into a pregnancy where I could share my news. It's opened up a new world to me. I've seen generosity and compassion that I've never seen before. Not that it didn't exist - I think I was just not in a position in my life to see it.
When I was TTC and documenting my adventures online, I had no idea the people I would meet and the compassion I would feel from them. I read about others struggling to build their families too and how the online community responded and reached out to them the way they had reached out to me. It made me feel blessed to be part of this community. The mass outpouring of love was nothing I had witnessed before.
And now, as I am starting to show and my news is become widely known in my little world, I am overwhelmed with the generosity of those around me. Even people who I don't know, friends of friends, are offering to loan me much needed items such as cribs, a changing table, dresser, car seat and double stroller. I received my first baby gifts - two baby books to document their little lives even now as they are growing inside me all the way to age five. I am truly touched.
Here's my first donated item and my crazy kitty checking it out -
I think she approves! And lucky me, I was able to find the exact same car seat on CraigsList for baby #2. (Both seats were manufactured within the last three years.)
In other news, I am moving to a new home in a month! I am excited and freaked out at the same time but mostly excited. I love, love, love this house. It seems perfect for me and my new family-to-be.
Also thank you for the birthday wishes a few weeks back! With everything going on, I barely remembered I had a birthday but your wishes and my IRL friends made sure it didn't go by unnoticed.
I'm so feeling the love these days!!! :)