When I first started this blog, I didn’t expect to find a whole community of fabulous women that would become both friends and inspirations.
Elphie was one of the first bloggers that I found after becoming a part of this community. Reading her was like a breath of fresh air. Fresh, hilarious air. Her snarky irreverent writing reminded me that there was still humor in this world when I was in one of the darkest places in my life. She reminded me how to laugh, and taught me how to find humor in my situation. For that, I will eternally be grateful. (Fun fact! Elphie is the one who came up with “Mo”, after pointing out that I have found some humor in my blog, so it was time to lighten up just a bit)
With time, Elphie and I developed a friendship beyond just commenting on each other’s blogs. When she finally got her BFP, I was honored to be one of the first people to find out, and I found myself over the moon for her. So much so that I spread the news amongst my friends and family as if it was happening to me. It was the first pregnancy since my losses that I was truly happy about, and of course, I am still over the moon to this day.
Elphie has been such a huge source of support for me that I can’t even begin to do justice to the wonderful person that she is. Whether it’s calming me down when I’m freaking out about a strange back pain, or just chatting about stupid things when we’re both bored, Elphie has become and will remain a wonderful friend to me.
Not Penny’s arrival next week will be greeted in my household with cheers and pure joy, because Elphie, Mr. M, and their little baby girl deserve no less.
I braved a baby store for the first time in years for a worthy cause. Needless to say I was ecstatic to find the perfect present – an outfit that would turn mini-Elphie into a head-to-toe pink bunny. Ears and all.
It’s me, could it really be anything other than a bunny?
Elphie – you have taught me so much. You have inspired me. You have made me laugh. I hope you will continue with your particular brand of snark for years to come, only now from the perspective of a new mom.
A new, amazing mom.
Mazel tov, my friend.
The party continues! I will be updating the links today as they are posted.
And! A guest post from Diana, who is a regular reader of Elphie’s:
I discovered Elphie’s blog sometime this summer, while I was traveling my TTC road without having to call myself an infertile (but slowly familiarizing myself with the idea that I would probably end up a member of the IF club). I’ve been a silent reader ever since and have learned so much, felt her pain (whilst hoping that I wouldn’t have to get there myself), wondered about the bitterness and whether I would end up feeling that way (I’m not there yet, but not far from that point, either). But most of all, since Elphie got and stayed pregnant, it’s given me hope – especially after my early pregnancy loss 2 months ago.
I am so happy for Elphie and her husband! I am keeping my fingers crossed for them and Not-Penny. All will go well. I hope that they will be a happy family and that Not-Penny will grow up to be a wonderful woman who will live her life happily, pursue her dreams and fulfill all of her potential. And that when she is ready to be a mother herself, she will not have to travel the road we are traveling!
Sending my love to both Israel and Canada,
Thanks for participating Diana! :-)