Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Another Thing to Add . . .

. . . to the list of things I thought I might never do be doing but am: organising a 1st birthday party!

December 4th is "the other due date" - the only other due date we had, apart from the one that led to our son. The one that led to such sadness that I went out of my way to avoid finding out any others for subsequent pregnancies. It's going to be very different this year. At the end of every 4th December, I always found myself imagining what I might have been doing had that pregnancy worked and getting tearful about the parties we should have had and didn't. Barring disaster (see, I still can't let go of the superstition and the fear that I might lose the wonderful gift I've been given), there's going to be a birthday party soon.

I've a post going round in my head about my feelings about the fact that there will almost certainly not be a sibling for my wee boy and the importance of gratitude, but there never seems to be time to write it. I didn't want to drop off the planet altogether, so this is a kind of place-holder for that. Mind you, as there have been no comments at all on the last post, maybe I'm sending this into nothingness - I never had much in the way of a readership before and now I'm effectively a "mommy blogger", I suppose it's not a big surprise but it did make me feel a little sad.

4 comments:

S said...

Enjoy that 1st birthday party! :-)

Just wanted you to know that someone is still reading. . . .

Mo and Will said...

nice to hear from you - glad to hear your "firsts"! Looking forward to your future posts : )

Mo

Rebecca said...

I'm still here. I thought I had commented on your last post, but apparently not. I will have to go back and do that.

Anyway, I'm glad you have a reason to organize a 1st birthday party. I can't believe it's already almost been a year!

"Barring disaster..." I have a feeling (assuming this ends well), that I'm going to be saying something similar for a long time to come.

Roccie said...

I don't know if I can go through it again either. I understand your words, if only from my own perspective.