Thursday, March 08, 2007

End of the Road

I have written this post in my head so many times since Ant was born, but kept putting it off because I really do enjoy blogging. But the time has come. I am finding that I just can't keep up with blogging anymore - I even wrote a post last week and never got around to actually putting it up. And I'm so far behind on reading y'all's posts, let alone commenting... I'm working effectively 4 days a week now (two in the office, two more 4 hour days at home), and then play dates on my day off means that I can barely find time to check my email anymore. So I think it's time to call it a day, take a hiatus, until (if) things get a bit more manageable.

I really truly want to thank you for all your support through the thicks and the thins, from the bottom of my heart. Each comment of commiseration and support has meant so much to me. And I hope my comments and thoughts have meant something to you. I will keep reading and commenting as much as I can, but hopefully you can cut me a little slack for the moment!

One thing I'm truly curious about is whether I have actually conquered my hypothalamic amenorrhea or not. Still no sign of the Crimson Bitch - not entirely unexpected, as I'm still nursing, but I do keep hoping that she'll show her ugly face. I will definitely update to let you know if / when (please, when!) she returns.

In other news, Ant just got his top two teeth. He's sitting pretty well - although not 100% stable, as both M and I discovered to our chagrin yesterday. Had his 6 month appointment today; 28 inches long (90%), and 17lb 7oz (44%). Still long and skinny! He's a joyous, happy, smiley baby. Being a parent is so much better than I ever imagined. I can't wait for each of you to experience it, whatever path may take you there.

18 comments:

Bon said...

so sad! i suppose this day comes for most of us, and i've wondered about when my own is going to announce itself, and whether it will bang or whimper...

but i'm genuinely sorry to see you go. i'm a latecomer, and i'd really just found you. and liked you. and linked you.

damn. blogging really IS like junior high.

i wish you well, with Ant and work and life and hypothalic amenorrhea (which i've probably misspelled abominably).

down the road, girlfriend.

DD said...

Oh, Nico. I guess we all have to prepare that someday we will all have to bid farewell, but it certainly doesn't make it easier to read when someone does.

Especially you. I want to thank YOU for all your support. I'm incredibly pleased that you are closing shop on such a happy note. Ant is most devine!

And please, you have to stick around, even if quietly. I plan on doing another card exchange. I guess I'll send you one whether you're still around or not.

Love ya, babe. This is a full-body hug coming at you.

lucky #2 said...

It makes me sad when people retire their blogs, but I can completely understand the need for you to do so right now.

I feel like I did when I was 8 years old and my best friend was moving across the country. Excited for him but sad for me.

I have appreciated your support and kinship over my IF struggle and wish you the absolute best that parenthood has to offer.

Fondly,
lucky#2

S. said...

Nico, I'll miss you!
Your site was a great resource for me regarding HA!
Take care and I'll keep an eye out for you when things settle down.

Mollywogger said...

We'll miss you, Nico dear. You've been a good friend to me during these past years, and I've appreciated your warmth and cheerfulness.

Be well, to you and yours.

MsPrufrock said...

Damn Nico. I'm sad to see you go but like to watch you walk away. Err...

I've enjoyed your blogging and I really am upset that you won't be doing it anymore. Of course I support your decision and I will miss you.

Make sure you comment occasionally at least, ok?

Now go spend some valuable time with that gorgeous little boy.

Jenn said...

I'll miss you!

Dooneybug said...

Well we will certainly miss you but do update when you can! Have fun and take care...

elle said...

sigh. I know, it's impossible to keep up. I barely eat, forget blogging. And it seems like so much more fun just to read others entries. Wishing you all many many more wonderous moments.

Thalia said...

He is so beautiful, your Ant. Such a gorgeous smile. Thank you for letting us know what's up with you. Do let us know how things are from time to time, we will all miss you terribly.

T said...

Nico - he's SO cute - my how big since we all met up (um, of course,right?). Sorry you're so busy - hopefully we can get the girls together sometime soon!

Hoping said...

will miss you so much and thank you for your comments over the last year.

Eva said...

Oh, big huge bummer. I've loved reading your blog for the past year. I totally understand why, but I will definitely miss updates on you and Ant. Update us when and how you can! I wish you and your family many days of fun and lots and lots of sleep.

Beagle said...

He's adorable. Take care and enjoy!

fisher queen said...

Bye Nico! Happy mothering. I can't think of a better reason to quit blogging...

Leigh said...

Hello, Nico. I completely understand and only wish I would have been able to have some closure on my own blog before unceremoniously abandoning it before I even gave birth . . .

I have so much to thank you for. Your blog was one of the first inklings I had that there were in fact other women out there like me who were trying to get pregnant but not getting their period. And I've loved following you through your BFP, pregnancy, birth of Ant and beyond. It's been great to have someone to look to as I've gone through those experiences myself.

I'll miss you! Maybe someday we can get our little guys together. Take care and be happy!

InDueTime said...

I haven't posted a goodbye post, because I was hoping you wouldn't leave. Hope you come back soon. Hugs!

Ova Girl said...

Ah Nico... it's so amazing, what a wonderful journey and what a privilege it's been to hit the trail alongside you. Thankyou for your support and comments and I wish you and your boys all the best. Will look out for a new Nico blog sometime...

abientot and thankyou
xxxx