Monday, October 25, 2010

What’s in a name?

Welcome to my first post on my blog. I’m very excited to start sharing my feelings, thoughts & emotions from my everyday life.

My first step was trying to come up with a title for the blog, I have come across so many blogs with fun & clever names, so I wanted to do the same but want something that represented ME.    This blog is definitely going to be about our struggle with trying to conceive our first baby. However I didn’t want a title that only represented this area of our lives, I wanted something that cover all aspects of our existence.

So sitting there one day running through all Title options thru my head, I looked down at a magazine I had sitting on my coffee table & it was opened on an article about the movie ““Eat, Pray, Love”.  I had just read the book & seen the movie and really enjoyed both, because I think I could really relate to her. I think we all feel lost, overwhelmed, disheartened and lonely at different times in our lives.

So I thought what 3 words represent my life and this is what I came up with.

EAT – This word represents my love for food and all the enjoyment that goes in to eating it. We all love food, right! I don’t consider myself as an overeater but I have come to learn that I have to maintain some strict guidelines to maintain my weight,  It is something that I have to work on, on a daily basis. 
I currently weigh 62kg (136lbs) and I’m 155cm (5.1”) tall, I’m probably a couple of kilos overweight for my
own liking.  The thing is I’m reasonably
short & I have an APPLE body shape, which means I carry all my extra weigh on my stomach & hips. So to add fuel to the fire I constantly get asked “Are you pregnant?”, (so for anyone dealing with infertility issues would realise this question goes down like a lead balloon) so my standard answer now is “NO I’m just fat”…(I’m sure to do a more detailed post about this topic in the future)

LOVE – Love is something that I have been blessed with. I found the love of my life 12 years ago and we have been married for 10 of those.  He is my best friend, my confidant and my best supporter. We are also surrounded by a loving family & fantastic circle of friends. To be loved and to give love is the best gift of all.

HOPE – Hope is what keeps me/us going. The hope we may become pregnant, the hope we may have a baby, the hope we will be given the opportunity to raise a child. The hope we will live a fulfilled and happy life regardless of what the future brings.
Without hope what is there…..

Thank you for reading my first post. I hope it will be the first of many.  Feel free to leave comments,


Bee xxx


  1. Hi Bee - love your blog :-) I can't believe you guys have been trying for so long - will keep you in my thoughts xx

  2. Hi I found you on LFCA. Would love to support another aussie going through the same journey as i did. Good luck!

  3. Welcome to the blogging community, Bee! I know that you'll find wonderful supporters here, as I have. Looking forward to reading about your journey!

  4. Congrats and welcome to the blogosphere ;) Coming up with a blog name is the hardest thing. I look forward to hearing your story ;)

  5. Great name for a blog.
    Welcome to blogging. This is a great community full of support. Please visit my blog to learn about the non profit I started to help those building families through adoption or assisted reproductive technology. We just received news of our first baby. He came home to his family after his parents received one of our grants.
    Best wishes.

  6. nice title! :) all the best with your journey..

  7. Stopping by from LFCA to give you a big warm welcome to this amazing group of people that make up the IF blogosphere! Love the title of your blog and glad to hear you have lots of love & hope in your life! Hope that you find your own way in this crazy land of infertility and find your way to parenthood. Love, peace, and strength to you!