Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My New Blog!

Yippee! I talked about this in my post yesterday, but today I finally have my design finished and my first post up. I definitely plan to still follow all of you and keep commenting on your blogs. I hope that you will follow me to the new blog. It looks lonely over there with no friends yet, haha. From now on, I probably won't be posting here anymore, as all of my pregnancy posts and family news will go to the new site. I would love to keep up with both blogs, but let's be honest, lol. I can barely keep up with all my blogs (professional and personal) as it is. :P

So, here is my new blog. The Bittmann Family. Stop by and say hello, and I hope to keep updates coming much more frequently over there. Thanks everyone!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hard to Keep Up!

Happy Valentine's Day! George and I aren't planning anything fancy - just a movie (no dinner plans because the GD makes things more difficult, blah). But it should still be a fun evening together! Hope you all have something fun planned too.

I also wanted to apologize for not updating very often lately. Keeping up with the blog has been increasingly difficult. The reason behind it is two-fold really.

1) My brain is all over the place! I'm working on another book and am determined to have it out before baby Andrew gets here. It's important to me to be able to take a few months off after he's born, which means the book needs to be D.O.N.E. Plus, then there's a first baby shower coming up, the registry had to be completed, the baby's room needs to be cleaned out and get painted and there's just so much to do.

2) The second reason is because I feel like this blog was more for me to talk through the pain of infertility. I needed this as a place to spill my heart and deal with those pains and frustrations. I know most of the friends I've made through this blog are at different parts of their journeys - some are pregnant and some are still struggling. It's sometimes hard to gush about how happy I am when I know there are others still waiting for that good news. I know how difficult it was for me to read posts like that from other women when I was still not pregnant. Even though I was happy for them, there was still that feeling of why not me? When will it be my turn? For that, I feel like I need to hold myself back from really talking openly about my pregnancy.

So, I've decided to create a new blog! I had Faith design a new blog for me (which I LOVE, she's so awesome!). I haven't yet made any posts, but I will be linking it here as soon as I get it all set up and ready to go. I hope that those of you interested in following my pregnancy will follow me over there.

I certainly don't want or intend to abandon my friends I've made through this blog, so I will definitely still be following all of your posts and cheering you on through whatever your journey is right now. I just feel that a new blog is the right solution for me. One I can share with my friends and family openly (this blog was a little too painful at one time to share with everyone in my life), and one where I can talk openly about my pregnancy and share pictures of the baby once he comes without feeling guilt.

I hope this isn't coming off wrong. I just want to make sure I'm being sensitive to everyone, you know? You've all become very important to me. I hope that many of you will follow me over to the new blog. I promise I will post a link as soon as it's up and running!!