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Thursday, July 22, 2010

So it begins!

Welcome to my secret {for now!} blog about all things conception-pregnancy-baby related. You may have arrived here through a little comment left by yours truly… someone you probably “know” in the blog-world, but because of multiple reasons, isn’t ready to show her true self in this new hopeful-mama-to-be capacity just yet ;)

This is the place where I will recount the conversations that lead us to go forward toward parenthood, the highs and lows we'll face, the big decisions, what I've learned from my own successes and failures, the he-said/she-said, and the emotional roller coaster that I'm sure is soon to follow! {and I would never leave out the truck-loads of shopping fun to ensue shortly after the BFP!}

Hopefully, Lord willing, I'll be arriving in 'the hood' - the mommyhood - soon enough. IF and WHEN that day arrives and once the family has been informed - *Maybe* Baby Mama will finally be free to introduce myself - and to make THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT on my OTHER blog that we're expecting! =)

Did I mention you will be the FIRST to know the big news? I’m not holding back here, peeps. This is where I’ll blab MONTHS before the more appropriate time to tell the rest of the world. Only me, YOU, and the hubs shall know for quite a while! {That’s why I need this blog – to BLAB!}

 

Here’s the little about myself I can share with you at the moment:

My husband and I are both professionals in our mid-twenties, finally "ready" to start a family. As an established addicted blogger for several years now, it was killing me not to write about this wonderful new chapter in our lives on my original blog... so new, ANONYMOUS blog it is!

We began talking about having children almost a year ago, but never pin-pointed a “good time” for baby-making till a couple of weeks ago. Over a phone call while Hubs was out of town, a random comment of mine sparked the “let’s make a baby!” conversation that we’ve never turned back from since. Two days ago, I made the leap – I quit birth control! And so our story begins…

 

And the low-down – my reasons for the temporary anonymous status:

#1)    My hubs and I have just decided to begin the journey down this road toward parenthood, however long it may be. If we told people we were “trying”, I assure you it would be accompanied with many an awkward conversation… and while writing this blog isn’t keeping it exactly quiet – I’m attempting to stay anonymous till the time comes to let the good news slip.                                                                                                                     

#2.)    We aren’t expecting yet and not knowing when that time may come – I would rather not deal with the questions from people in my day to day life on "whether there’s any news yet”… especially if news is not the best, drudging it up over and over would be a little too much for me to handle.

#3.)    I have had many a daydream of how we will tell our family and friends the joyful news of when we’re “with child”. The plan for the time being is to wait till the end of the first trimester, the iffy weeks, to get them all excited.

#4.)    My husband and I are giddy with excitement about even deciding it’s a good time to procreate =) We’re constantly talking about the future, making jokes, referring to the dog as a future sibling… and it’s some of the sweetest, most cherished couple time I will ever have with him. I love this private secret just between us {okay, okay… and anyone out there who decides to read this!} and I’m going to try to keep it a secret for the time being so it remains so precious and cherished. I want to remember this feeling shared between us for the rest of my life – and this blog should help me do just that!

#5.)    TMI: too much information. There will be LOTS of that on this blog! I’m going to be 100% REAL around here – whatever should arise, I want to be free to talk about it and hear from others about their experiences as well. I don’t want to be censored because I’m afraid of whomever in my life reading the nitty-gritty. Hopefully, I’ll have some time before the big reveal to figure out how to handle that one!

#6.)    Amazingly enough – I’ve managed to keep this new blog of mine, the whole one post and all, {*sarcasm*}, a complete secret from the baby-daddy. I’m planning to keep it that way until he’s informed he is actually a confirmed baby-daddy to be =) {I need your brainstorming help to find the absolutely most creative way to tell him! I mean, hey… he got to plan the marriage proposal – this is my fun surprise!} Of course he knows “it’s” in the works, but he also knows I’m not the kind to run blabbing it all as soon as I pee on a stick – I’m far too sneaky for that!

*Updated*: I let the hubs in on this newest blog of mine around the second post I wrote! hA! It’s near impossible for me to keep a secret – it’s a down right MIRACLE I haven’t told anyone else! =)

 

 

Hopefully you got an idea from all my blabber what this blog will actually entail with a few of the logistics of my situation mixed in.


I'd love to have you follow along for the much needed advice I'm sure to be soliciting almost daily from those in the know, as well as those already members of ‘the hood’. Hopefully, with your help and input, this site may become a great reference for any girl out there about to be or already in the family way.

 

Is it just me, or does this all seem so dang'ed exciting?!

87 comments:

  1. Hi, I stumbled across your blog - I hope it's okay if I follow along too? What an exciting journey!

    Cxx

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  2. Ooooh, I love a good mystery :)

    AND - I think I have an idea of the true identity already!!!

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  3. Hello, I came across your blog from a comment you left at LBB. I am very excited for you and your hubby...I hope it's ok that I follow too :)

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  4. Hmmmm, curious now. I came here through your comment link and noticed I am on your sidebar blog reel....interesting!!!

    Well best of luck with 'the trying' I will follow along to see who you are!!!

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  5. What a fun tease! You must be fun in bed. Bahahahaha....kidding. But, I am excited to read your MAYBE Baby? blog and hopefully share something helpful from my experience. Happy trying...and teasing. ;-)

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  6. Also, I love the look of the blog...so cute.

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  7. Very interesting....can't wait for the reveal!

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  8. Your blog design is so adorable! Can't wait to see who you...best of luck!

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  9. This is such a cute idea...And I feel like I may have an idea of who you are! Good luck, hope to hear some fun news soon!

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  10. I have a feeling I may know your true identity! :) Yay... what an exciting journey!!

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  11. How fun!! I happened to find your blog as well, this looks like such a fun journey!! Hope you don't care if I tag along too!

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  12. I'm going to follow though I have an idea too...call me crazy!!

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  13. Exciting! I thought I'd follow along as well, as we are contemplating a 2nd trip to the 'hood.

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  14. Too fun! I *think* I may know who you are, and I cannot wait to follow along!

    *by the way--I have had a few readers get your comment and email ME asking if it was me was starting a new pre-baby blog, tee-hee!

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  15. Such a fun idea!! I've thought it would be fun to have a secret blog too - so I could really let out all my inner thoughts and such without worrying about judgement. Anyway, I hope you are carrying a little one sooner rather than later! Can't wait to follow along. :)

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  16. Oh my goodness! I think I know who you are!!!! =) I will be following!!

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  17. Ok, I am ALMOST 100% positive who you are and I am SO excited (and a teensy bit jealous that you finally at that stage of life)for you guys. What a fun journey to be on with you and hopefully somewhere I can get advice when it's our turn.

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  18. Oh, I can't even stand this!! Yay! I can't wait to follow this journey, so exciting :)

    Thank you for leaving the comment on my blog so I could join the fun!

    XOXO

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  19. Yay!! Can't wait to follow along! I'm so excited!!! :)

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  20. Now I just really want to figure out your identity!! Haha this is fun =) I'm glad you left me (well, my other blog - Cream & Cotton) a comment so I could follow along in your journey... Wish you two the best of luck!

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  21. This is great! You are already SO creative! I am sure there will be great ideas flying around on how to tell your hubs! I am a follower!

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  22. Congratulations for even taking the leap! It's an amazing journey and I look forward to following along. Good luck and lots of prayers!

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  23. Oh my gosh!! I can totally relate to your post! My hubby and I are trying to conceive, too... Our mistake was actually telling ppl that we were when we were asked "so what about kids??" Now I've been driving myself crazy. Thank you for starting this blog!! I'm so excited to follow along! Much love and blessings to you and your hubby!

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  24. How fun!!!! What a great idea! I love it!

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  25. I'm too nosey for a mystery, lol! Thanks for sending me the link, I can't wait to find out who this is :)

    Good Luck and Have fun on your journey :)

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  26. Ahhhhhh! Now I really wanna know!!!

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  27. Interesting. I got your comment just now and headed right over. I don't know a single one of your followers OR your blog roll so this is indeed baffling and I am guessing I don't follow your original blog? You just invited me along for the journey because I am cool like that?

    Either way, you have me intrigued and you have my attention.

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  28. I am so excited for your journey! Thanks for including me :)

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  29. Awesome blog idea! I can't wait to hear more!

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  30. I am beyond excited to follow along. What a great idea!!!!

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  31. What a great idea!!!!! (: have fun "trying"! Looking forward to finding out who you are!!!!

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  32. Thank you for sending me a link and i hope you have great success with trying to have a baby.

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  33. Thanks for sending me a link! I am so excited to read about Maybe? Baby! Blog! I am so excited for you and your husband and that ya'll have decided to start trying to start a family! Can't wait until the reveal!

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  34. Love this idea!! I think I know who you are...it's so fun!

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  35. How exciting! I'm dying to know who you are!! I wish you two the best of luck and cannot wait to read about it on here!

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  36. Oh this is the best! First comes love then comes marriage... Maybe baby?!!!


    Thanks for inviting me to play!

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  37. This is so exciting! I think I know who you are...definitely...well...maybe... ;)

    Good luck!

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  38. Okay I LOVE this idea! I am a Labor and Delivery RN so I understand OPEN LOL! I have answered and heard every question in the book! I CAN"T wait to read up on how everything is going. Can't wait to see your real identity!!!!
    -Ash-

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  39. I am in...following along. I cannot wait to hear more! Now get to trying!

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  40. If I didn't have a baby to feed this minute, I'd be all over my blogroll searching...I have a couple of ideas though...

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  41. Thanks for sending me the link! I'm itching to know who you are. Enjoy this new adventure. I look forward to the BIG reveal :)

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  42. Thanks for sending me an invite. I think I have an idea who you are, well maybe? lol

    This is exciting and fun. Wishing you good luck on this new journey!

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  43. Hmmm....I am very excited for you!!! I can't wait to hear more and find out how you are.

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  44. Love this! And I think you will be happy keeping anonymous while yall are finding your way! What a GREAT outlet for all the ups and downs! i cant wait to follow and watch everything unfold for you!

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  45. This is so cute!!! I can't wait to find out who you are!!!!! : )

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  46. What a neat idea!! This will be so fun!! =)

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  47. I'm not sure who you are, but I feel like I'm reading my own story on your blog... Can't wait to hear what happens!

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  48. I just stumbled on this blog from a comment you left on another blog. I just had my first and am still obsessed with all things baby so I'm definitely planning on following along with your journey! Have fun with the trying part ;)

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  49. I love a great mystery....however, I am 98% sure I have figured out who you are. I am guessing based on 2 items on this blog. Can't wait to see if I am correct.

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  50. Best wishes as you embark on this journey! I will certainly follow along!

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  51. I am so not good at waiting!! LOL! So how am I ever gonna make it not knowing who you are!! I think this is a great idea, and I can wait!:)Praying your journey to motherhood is a quick one!

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  52. hmmmm i am guessing who you are and i *think* i have an idea? we'll just have to wait and see : ) good luck on your TTC journey-it's an exciting one for sure!

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  53. I'm excited to follow your journey! And of course, to find out who you are! My mom called me tonight because she saw your comment on my post and was upset because she thought I was trying to tell everyone something through blog-land! Haha, I assured her that the secret baby-mama-to-be was not me :)

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  54. OMG!!!! This is killing me I want to know..... AAhhhhh I'm so excited you have included me in this journey I can't wait till the day you say YES were having a baby.....

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  55. Love this! So happy to be following along this new and exciting journey with you.

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  56. How exciting!! I think I may know who this is haha I could totally be off though!! I can't wait to hear your stories because I am a tell all details of anything also!! It took us 4 months to get preggo the first time. Second time around we are still trying with a good year and a half under our belt of trying! So I know both sides...the easy and the hard! Good luck!

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  57. Oooo i have no idea who you are! haha! exciting, but hope it comes easy to you :) good luck! xx

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  58. Just got your comment and although I have no idea who you are I have my guesses but still a little stumped I'm excited to follow your journey :) This is such a creative idea!

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  59. Oh great! Now I will be trying to figure out the true identity. But that's ok... I am excited for you making this leap! Can't wait to follow you on your journey! Feel free to ask me anything, I may not know it all, but I am learning more everyday (=

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  60. ok I have absolutely no clue who you are but this has got to be the most creative thing I've seen in a while :) Can't wait to follow your journey!

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  61. I love this idea. Thanks for inviting me to follow. I'm so excited for you! I thought I knew who you were...and then saw a comment from the person I thought you were. You did mention you're sneaky.... : ) Perhaps it was a decoy? : )

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  62. OH! How exciting! Thanks for inviting me to follow on this journey with you.

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  63. Pretty sure I know who you are...you keep making references in your original blog about a secret you're keeping from your dear readers ;)

    How exciting!! Can't wait to follow along!

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  64. This is so much better than the prime time TV! My husband and I are in the same point in our lives as well. Good luck! Very exciting!

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  65. I aint going to lie... I have no clue! LOL But congrats on the journey!!!

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  66. hm....thanks for stopping by and "inviting" me to join in this exciting mystery :o) I admit that I am one of the ones that will peek at the end of the book to see the ending...not all the time, but... sometimes, it drives me nuts not knowing :o)

    Anywhoooo...how fun!
    Blessings & Aloha!

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  67. you are killing me!
    this is such an awesome idea! i can't agree more, i am awful at secrets.
    can't wait to follow along on your journey.

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  68. Woo hoo! Exciting times lie ahead for you! Congrats on such a fun time in your lives! Happy to be following!
    Emily
    www.familyandlifeinlasvegas.blogspot.com

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  69. How Fun!!! I am horrible @ solving any mysteries so I dont have a clue who you are BUT I will definitely follow along your journey! Cannot wait to find out when youre expecting! Thanks for the comment!!

    Angie

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  70. Stoppig by from your comment, I am curious to find out all about you and baby when the secret is ready to be revealed!

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  71. what a FUN blog!!! good luck with everything! i can't wait to see how everything goes! :)))

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  72. Love this idea! My hubby and I are at the exact same stage-- that "just started trying to conceive" stage that is too awkward to talk about with most people. :)

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  73. ooo, I love a good mystery! Good luck secret blogger! I'm so excited to follow you on this journey, so fun!

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  74. Ohhh how fun?! Can't wait to follow along- and of course to find out your real identity!

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  75. So excited for you!! Thanks for the invite :)

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  76. Thanks for the invite! I look forward to following you through this journey. I know the ups and downs, and the not-wanting-to-share-with-everbody-in-the-worlds, having just been there myself. We now have a little over 4 weeks left until we meet our precious little miracle. I will keep you guys in my prayers!

    Blessings!

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  77. Thanks for the invite!! I can not wait to see who you are;) I look forward to reading more about your journey!
    Nothing but the best,
    Lolo
    www.crazyaboutmybaybah.com

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  78. Do you scrapbook at all? If you do, youshould start making a scrapbook chronicling your relationship, and make it a regular habit to show your husband the new pages that you have added as you make them. Then when you get your BFP (that's TTC code for "big fat positive"), take a picture of your test, and scrapbook the photo, then show him as usual your newest page...could bea cute way to show him he's going to be a dad?

    other ideas:
    grab him one of those "world's best dad" shirts.
    tuck a onesie/booties/etc under the blanket on his side of the bed
    pencil your due date onto his calendar, then say "oh hon, are you free this date?" and make up some story about getting a save the date card for an event, he'll check and see "our baby is due" for that date.

    Really though, no matter how you tell him, it will be a moment to remember!

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  79. Ooh - the suspense is killing me! I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out your real identity, but I think it's just more fun to wait for the surprise reveal. It will be fun to follow your journey and share this "secret" with you and the blogging world! What a fun idea!

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  80. Tis exciting indeed
    (: And so is this blog idea!

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  81. I have no idea how I came across this. I think I found a link on my friend Amy's blog. Anyways...I'm excited to follow. I'm a stay-at-home mom who needs a little mystery in my life. :) I hope you don't mind.

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  82. This is very fun. I have no idea who you are, but after three babies of my own, and no more in the works, it's fun to be a part of the process... well, not an actual part of it... but you kwim!!!

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  83. Thanks for inviting me to join in the party! I'm dying to know your identity!

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  84. Your blog sounds very fun and I can't wait till you are able to 'spill your guts'.
    *new follower :)

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