Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thrice as Nice

As I drove Mook to the airport this morning, I said:

"Do you realize I've been blogging for THREE years?!"


We both smiled in a moment of silence, and let my statement sink in--because we both remembered where we were literally and mentally this time three years ago...

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I remember sitting in our blue rocking chair in our office/craft room, ask
ing Mook what he thought about me blogging about the male factor diagnosis we had received days earlier.

He sort of mumbled, "You mean like writing an online diary for everyone else to read?"

And my response was, "Well yeah, but I hope to find other people writing about what I plan to write about."

That's when he swiveled around in his chair and with a smirk on his face, s
aid: "Sure, you can write about my crappy sperm and and we'll live happily ever after."

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I know that I could have easily started blogging without telling Mook--could have really been a "true" diary--but I am so glad I have had his support from day one. I've always, always said that our infertility journey has been a WE and not a ME situation. Even though we are a male factor infertile couple, I am a part of that couple. And yes, we have had our disagreements and tough times through the journey...but I'm glad we could appreciate the anniversary of my blogging together.


Also, I find it very special that the O-man was born so close to my blogging birthday. What a GREAT gift! So, as we celebrated O-man's first birthday party this weekend (despite the Snowmageddon) I whispered to my sweet boy that Mommy was also celebrating a special day-and that I couldn't wait to share my blogging stories with him someday.

He seemed quite excited! See?




OK, well maybe it wasn't all because of my blogaversary--he may have been just a little excited about eating his cake, and sharing it with his sweetheart, C. Her Mommy was so sweet to travel across the country to help us celebrate!

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Thanks to all my blog buddies, those who pop by and read every once in a while, the lurkers (say hi for my blogaversary!), my family, Mook. This space has made my life so much richer in so many ways. Thank you....



62 comments:

  1. De-lurking (found you thru Rotten who I know IRL) to say Happy Blogoversary.

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  2. Happy Blogging Birthday, JJ. Thank you for sharing so much with us :-)

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  3. Happy Blogoversary!!

    (I love O-Man's shirt!)

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  4. Happy Blogoversary!
    HA - my husband had the same reaction when I told him what I planned to blog about. "Like strangers need to read about my crappy testicles and their sperm." HA.

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  5. Happy Blogoversary, JJ! You have made the blogsphere brighter with your presence. Thank you for all you do!

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  6. Happy Blogoversary, Sweetie!

    You and Jen are the reason I started blogging. So, thank you. ;)

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  7. Happy Blogoversary!

    And Happy B-day to O-Man!!!

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  8. Happy blogoversary! Your blog is truly special and has helped me and countless others. I'm so glad that Mook agreed to sharing your story. Love that crappy sperm comment. :)

    And happy birthday to O-man! Didn't a year fly by??

    Congratulations to you all!

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  9. Happy, Happy 3rd Blogoversary JJ!

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  10. Happy February! You have so much to celebrate. Thank you for sharing your journey with us! :)

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  11. HAPPY HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, what a great reason to celebrate.

    and O-man looks so great celebrating!!!!!!

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  12. Happy Blogoversary! And Happy Birthday, O Man! Thank you for being awesome!

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  13. Happy Blogoversary!

    and happy bday to O-man! What a cutie.

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  14. Happy blogoversary and happy birthday to O-man.

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  15. Happy 3 year blogoversary!!! And I agree that the O-man was a most excellent second blogoversary present!

    And I'm so glad O-man has decided that he's a fan of cake. He looks delighted!

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  16. Happy 3 year blogoversary!!! And I agree that the O-man was a most excellent second blogoversary present!

    And I'm so glad O-man has decided that he's a fan of cake. He looks delighted!

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  17. Happy Blogiversary and Happy Bday to your sweet boy! I LOVE the look he has on his face...talk about ENJOYMENT! :D

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  18. I'm singing, too!

    What a brilliant 3 years it's been. So glad you added your voice to the blogosphere.

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  19. Happy Blogoversary, my friend.

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  20. oh the weeps!! I am so so so glad that you (& Mook) began sharing your story. SO glad.
    Happy Blogoversary!

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  21. I feel like I know you, yet never met you in person. I'm so happy that you AND Mook decided to blog. You helped us out there with MF so much. I am so truly thankful! And O-man, what can I say. He's a HUNK of burnin'love! I absolutely LOVE his bday shirt. You MUST email me and let me know where I can get one for our lil guy!

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  22. If you had never have started blogging, we never would have met and that's all I have to say about that. :)

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  23. De-lurking to wish you a happy blogging birthday. And this photo of the birthday boy is really really cute.

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  24. what a fantastic picture! love it! happy blogoversary.

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  25. Happy Blogging Anniversary! I think I started blogging when I found you as well as several others shortly after you started blogging through cycle sista. What an amazing journey this has been for the last 3 years, huh?!

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  26. totally fantastic picture!

    happy blogoversary :)

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  27. Awww, what a great way to celebrate your blogofersary!

    He really dove rigth into that cake, didn't he...what a cutie!!!

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  28. Happy Birthday Blog! If it wasn't for your blog the braces Bunch wouldn't exist and without you and them I would have a life line. Thank You Thank You Thank You!

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  29. Happy Blogoversary! I for one am very glad that you did end up starting this journal :)

    xxx

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  30. Wow, 3 years eh? Happy Blogoversary Sis. Sure has been a ride! I will be eternally grateful you started blogging...I can't imagine my life before you were a part of it. Love you! x

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  31. Happy happy blogoversary!!!! And what a sweet birthday pic!!

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  32. Thank you JJ for always being there for so many of us. I have enjoyed following you for quite a while now and am so happy to be a part of your online fan club. Super S knows I blog, but he has never visited my blog, like from his computer. I ocassionally read and show him things, but I think he lets it be just for me. Which is cool, someday he will check it all out.... xoxox

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  33. I love your family! Long live your blog (and your family, of course).

    If you can believe it, I have never let my husband see my blog :o

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  34. I'm late to the party, but Happy Blogoversary and happy B-day O-man! :) ((hugs))

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  35. Three years! Wow. Happy Blogoversary JJ. That is quite an accomplishment and you should be very proud of yourself. Having O-man's birthday so close is icing on that cupcake.

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  36. I am SO GLAD you started blogging! You have been such a wonderful "cyberfriend." Even though I was lurking at the time, I enjoyed going through my pregnancy at the same time as you, and the pain and struggle of dealing with a c-section and that first year of motherhood.

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! And Happy Birthday to O-MAN! I can't believe it's been a year!

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  37. Happy Blogoversary!!!! So sorry you had to endure Snowmageddon!!!! Yikes! (Shhhh, I'm sort of jealous of all the snow you have).

    O-Man is SUPER cute. You are one lucky lady!

    xo

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  38. Happy Blogoversary!!! What a sweet way to celebrate!

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  39. Happy blogoversary!!! Thank goodness for the internet...and you!

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  40. Happy Blogoversary! Happy Birthday to O! He is quite the treasure!

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  41. I love mook's responses to your request. a lesser man might have balked.

    happy blogo and a very happy Oman day!

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  42. Happy blogoversary, JJ!

    And a belated happy birthday to the O-man!

    LOVE the picture!

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  43. Happy Three! This month, it's three for me too- my, how time flies!

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  44. De-lurking to wish you a very Happy Blogoversary JJ!

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  45. Awesome! What a great post. It gives me hope! :-)

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