Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Just a little PSA.

I just have a few things to say that I have been thinking about a lot and feel are important. I contemplated a lot about how I would announce the final addition to our family. So many beautiful, wonderful people I know suffer with infertility, and many people are silently suffering without my awareness. Because this is something that I have always had a really sensitive place in my heart for, announcing my pregnancy is not something I wanted to make a big show of, but I also just wanted to use this opportunity to raise awareness of the issue of infertility. The most important thing is to be aware that you don't know who is suffering so it is important to always be sensitive. I want to make a few things clear: 

1-If you have to hide me from your facebook feed or avoid talking to me, that's ok. I will not be offended (not that I would know anyway), but I don't want to cause anyone pain. If that's what you need to do, I completely understand! 

2-It is NOT fair that I am pregnant. I'm so sorry and know you will have the opportunity to be a parent the way you are meant to be and you will be the most amazing parent in the world because you had to fight for that title. 

3-I just have to interrupt this message to say that Audrey just went pee on the potty for the very first time and it's a big celebration. She even remembered the song I told her I would sing if she went on the potty and told me to sing it!!! YAYYYYYY finally!

4-I am always more than willing to be a support if you need someone to talk to. I understand if it is easier to talk to someone that has also suffered and understands what you are going through so I won't be offended. Pretty much nothing you can do will offend me. I just want you to feel like you can talk to someone. I am part of an infertility support group if you would like to be added. 

That being said, we are really excited!!! It came a little sooner than we were anticipating (after all I am going to full time school this year and were hoping to wait till I was done, but feel like this is the actual right time...it just might be a little stressful, but doable). I am "due" March 21st. And I plan to have another home birth and am super excited about that. Especially being in our house and not an apartment. The kids are really excited too. :D 

5 comments:

DeRosa080208 said...

You are an incredibly sweet and wise person. :) And very thoughtful. Thanks for being a good friend.

DeRosa080208 said...

You are an incredibly sweet and wise person. :) And very thoughtful. Thanks for being a good friend.

Nicole S. said...

Congratulations! So exciting!!

thepascuas said...

I am so ey excited for you guys ! Congratulations .

Krista you are such a sweet girl , the world needs more people to be like you . Seriously ! . It's fef hard to hear that someone is pregnant while going through fertility issues , but I also feel that it's a good lesson in te sense that it helps to let go of negativity . Atleast for me , it helped me feel happy or other people and es it was hard to swallow the news , but it's part of this hidden lesson , that it time is easier to understand . But never the less , a hard thing to go through .thank you for being so sensitive and more than anything for being so sweet and thoughtful .

Hahah Audrey Yeay !!!

Carole and Lee said...

Congrats on the new baby!!