Today is Elphaba's virtual baby shower. Everybody say "Hi" to our guest of honor and our lovely hostess Mo... Now grab yourself a drink (punch or tequila, as you please) and a tasty treat and plop your butt on the couch with the rest of us Infertiles while we celebrate one of our own as she prepares to cross the Finish Line!
According to our hostess, I'm supposed to write a little bit about what Elphaba's pregnancy has meant to me, but I'll admit to feeling slightly inarticulate just now. I've been excited for her, worried for her, relieved for her, proud of her, impressed by her (and worried for her and relieved for her again) and finally... insanely jealous of that amazing Canadian maternity leave. I will probably never be as eloquent as Elphaba, but I sincerely hope that someday, I get the chance to be as cute and feisty a pregnant lady as she is!
Elphie, I hope that these gifts will bestow upon you some peace and quiet (and a touch of sanity) here and there.
Obviously, since I'm still battling Primary Infertility, I don't have any significant personal experience with newborns. I do however, have scads of fertile friends, and they tell me these two items are life savers. So here's to Elphaba and Mr. M and Baby Girl Yolk. She will always be "Penny" in my mind!