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*It’s been a bit since I posted about myself and this pregnancy and figured it was time to do that. Well, it was time and I really had nothing else to share this week and it’s not fair to all you loyal readers to have two weeks of no new blog content… so, trigger warning… here we go!*

Hello lovelies,

It’s snowing.

Right now, outside my window there are light, white flakes drifting to the ground.

It’s November 2nd and the first snow of the season.

Shit is getting real. Like, really real.

My babe is due mid December and the appearance of snow makes me acutely aware of just how close that date is getting. I’m now 34 weeks pregnant. Can you even fucking believe it?! I can’t. Or at least I go back and forth between disbelief and forced belief because of all the shit I still have to do! The end of pregnancy is a very busy time y’all: Prepping for and starting mat leave, working out a transitional stage for the blog, prepping dog for impending small human, finishing the nursery, packing hospital bag, reading books that will hopefully make me able to get through labour… The list goes on! And then there is just life. The day-to-day goes so fast, and often times exhausts me so much, that important things get bumped to the back burner to be dealt with “tomorrow”. And before you know it a few weeks slip by and STILL there is a huge list.

Time, it marches on.

Technically, we have around 6 weeks left in this part of the journey. But, due dates being what they are, this could look more like 4 or even 8. So you mosey along, with everything feeling far too fluid, and just hope that when the big day comes shit is as ready as it needs to be. We do have a car seat, a bassinet, mini diapers, and mini clothing. So I think technically we are as ready as anyone gets. But I’m not going to want to be hanging pictures or figuring out where the hell my dog is staying when my water breaks so I’m gonna keep plugging along in hopes that more of these things get checked off my list before the big day. Also it keeps me focused… On the end game, on getting the baby. Focused but not freaking out.

If you can’t tell, I’m firmly in the nesting mode of pregnancy. I nice tongue in cheek time for this little chicken. While I eagerly await my baby’s arrival I’m organizing things and setting things right. I’m also getting ready to tidy up the blog space, as this blog also needs to be prepared for the onslaught of motherhood. I’ll be re-configuring going forward. I will keep this space for infertility information and support resources, and add a new blog section about parenting after infertility (so if you are wanting to continue following my journey as it unfolds you’ll be able to but will have to click to a separate link), as well as a few exciting extras that you’ll have to wait to see! It’s gonna be great! It’s also going to take time to get set up, but hopefully by the time baby arrives it will be basically ready to go!

I’m very excited to be continuing this page! I’ve been surprised by how important staying a part of this community has become to me. When we were diagnosed with infertility I desperately tried not to hear that word, I couldn’t wait to “get my baby and prove them wrong.” Yet, here we are. Baby is imminent and I want to stay. This diagnosis has changed me and my world and I find that I DON’T want to go back and forget. I know it will be dulled. That is almost inevitable. But I remember, and want to help others. I remember, and want to further advocate for this condition that is so under-acknowledged.

I think I have found the way to do that.

I hope the transition to motherhood goes well and that you like the improved page when it launches.

Fingers crossed, y’all.

XOXXO,
The Chicken

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14 thoughts on “Micro Post: First Snow Of The Season

  • November 2, 2015 at 10:50 am
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    So exciting that the time is quickly approaching! You seem as prepared as you can be! I really appreciated what you said toward the end of the post – that you have changed, don’t want to forget, and want to help. I can very much relate to that. I hope others know how pure your/our intentions are, despite being on the other side. Enjoy your final weeks!

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    • November 4, 2015 at 10:21 am
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      Jen,
      Thanks it is really exciting being at the end of this part of the journey. I hope the next few weeks are awesome and that I can transition the blog well to remain a part of this community. We shall see!
      XOXXO, The Chicken

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  • November 2, 2015 at 11:24 am
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    Snow?!? I’m not ready! I need to get my tires changed still. Ugh!
    Exciting times! May these last weeks be joyful and you get done what you really need to get done.

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    • November 4, 2015 at 10:23 am
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      Just Heather,
      Yup SNOW!!! I love winter lol. I am sure that whenever baby comes I will have whatever I needed done, and the things that didnt happen, probably not really needed. 😉
      XOXXO, The Chicken

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  • November 2, 2015 at 11:25 am
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    Wow, 34 weeks! You’re certainly getting close.

    I’m looking forward to see how you transition your blog. It certainly can be difficult to navigate, but I think you’ll do an excellent job. It’s something so many struggle with, both online as well as in real life.

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    • November 4, 2015 at 10:24 am
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      Cristy,
      Isn’t that the truth. I hope I pull it off, I have heard from many that its a difficult bit to navigate. Fingers crossed I pull it off with even a modicum of grace.
      XOXXO, The Chicken

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  • November 2, 2015 at 1:05 pm
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    Exciting times!! Stay focused and you’ll be ready. I’m very excited for you. I’m local- just mentioning of you end up needing any support “close to home.” And the snow is crazy.

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    • November 4, 2015 at 10:25 am
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      Turtle,
      I didnt know you were a YYC gal! I sent you an email.
      XOXXO, The Chicken

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  • November 3, 2015 at 12:58 pm
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    It’s exciting to be on the cusp like that.

    Though snow! I am not ready for snow yet. It’s still warm enough to go without a jacket here, though not for long.

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    • November 4, 2015 at 10:27 am
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      Mel,
      It is exciting… really it is all of the things all at once! I wish it was warm enough for no jacket, I’m trying to make it without having to buy a bigger one… its touch and go atm.
      XOXXO, The Chicken

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  • November 5, 2015 at 8:19 pm
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    Snow! It seems early. We have a lovely spring day today, but yesterday it was only 13 degrees C, so if we can still have winter in November, I guess you can have snow.

    I look forward to seeing what you do with your blog. I’ll be lurking, and occasionally posting, whatever. Do stick with #Microblog Mondays, won’t you? Provided of course you have time and energy!

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    • November 17, 2015 at 11:36 am
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      Mali,
      It didn’t stay unfortunately lol. It could have but it has been a very mild start to the season. I will definitely try my best to keep up with #Microblog Mondays. I love them so much!! I hope you will like the new layout.
      XOXXO, The Chicken

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  • November 16, 2015 at 1:03 am
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    3 degrees this morning and my maternity coat just arrived, thank goodness. Not much hope for snow, though. I spent my first 3 years in Flagstaff, Arizona and most of what I recall involves my mom tossing me off the front porch into meter-high snowdrifts…good times! You do sound ready. Stay warm and busy and send news, if you can.

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    • November 17, 2015 at 11:40 am
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      MJ,
      Brave you getting a Mat coat.. I am being brave/stupid and not doing that. Yesterday it was -2 and I was a-hustlin to get groceries into the car and back into the warm, let me tell you! But for only 2-4 more week it hardly seemed worth the effort. But I may be crazy!
      XOXXO, The Chicken

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