Aellyn rolled over yesterday on her 4 month birthday! She hasn’t repeated it and she didn’t like it at all. She still hates to be on her belly so once she got there she was really mad! She does like to spend more time on a blanket on the floor. She can really move around twisting her legs to and fro. We are about to have a mobile baby!
I also got paid today. It was only a half paycheck but it does give some…purpose to leaving my daughter every day to work. Our savings for my maternity leave were getting woefully low (read: gone). And, in case you are wondering, no I didn’t not have paid leave. The horrible state of parental leave in the US is a post in itself that I’ll touch on some time.
Lastly, today I wanted to draw your attention to a great thing in the infertility blogging community (which I hope I can still consider myself a part of). Resolve, the National Infertility Association held its Night of Hope at Tavern on the Green in NYC. The night is meant to honor all those people and organizations that labor endlessly to help infertile couples build a family. This year Melissa Ford of the ultimate infertility blog Stirrup Queen and Sperm Palace Jesters was awarded with the Hope Award. I’m so thrilled by this since her blog is the hub of a very large and infinitely valuable support group of men and women blogging about their struggles with infertility. She recently wrote Navigating the Land of IF a great book about the truth of living with infertility and how to find the help and support you need.