More day care and awareness
Yesterday was crazy busy. I worked a full day of work, went to the seamstress during lunch (I am short and always have to get my pants hemmed before I can wear them), then went on another tour of a day care center, and then went grocery shopping for the week.
My two points I want to write about in this entry are about the day care center and what happened on facebook when I got home. First, the day care center is the one that is on my work’s campus. I have driven past it a million times, but had never been in there. I called the center, talked to the director and got a tour. She was really nice. I was a little sad that the hubby couldn’t be there because I always like to have another pair of ears and another pair of eyes with an opinion on their likes and dislikes. One thing I really liked is before I went I asked the director if there was a waiting list and she said no, there was one infant spot left. I was like oooh! So anyways, when I went I liked the building. It was open and looked clean. The infant room had the right ratio and it seemed a bit more open and clean than the other center though I went at the end of the day when they were not napping so maybe I should check them out one more time. This center seemed a little bit more with it with the regulations of the state and seemed to focus more on school readiness which I like. I also really like that it is right on my work’s campus so I could go over and breastfeed or whatever during lunch or when I needed too. very cool. I’m going to talk to the director this morning and put down the deposit for the last spot. I still might go over with the hubs so he can see it, but I like it and I have the degree in that area so he trusts me. It makes me feel a little relieved that I won’t get down to the wire and be wondering if my child has a spot as well.
Ok, onto facebook. Every day when I get home from work I check my facebook wall. I can’t check at work so I catch up on the day then. I noticed a friend of mine from elementary school had posted as her status message about infertility awareness month and how it’s a hard thing to go through. You probably have seen the message. I immediately e-mailed her, thanked her for posting that, and told her a very brief version of my story – that I had gone through it for a year and a half and got pregnant with help. She e-mailed back and said your welcome and that a lot of her friends had gone through it as well. I thought about it and I decided that I should be brave and I reposted the status message. I think this was big for me because I have never mentioned anything about IF on facebook before. I wondered what kind of response I would get. So far the people who know about my struggle have liked my status, and one person said they were proud of me. Also, a few other people reposted the message – some I know who also went through IF. I think counting me there were a total of four people with that status message up and it made me happy. I posted it at night so I’m wondering if I will get any comments today. I am hoping that someone will e-mail me and tell me their story so we can commiserate and be a support, but just posting that makes me feel stronger. Although, one ironic thing happened right after I posted it it. Right after I hit submit and updated my wall the next message that came up was from an acquaintance who announced she was pregnant with twins! Doh. When I last talked with her I think she was having a small amount of issues so maybe she had help too. Who knows.