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{August 27, 2009}   Show and Tell


Show and Tell

This week, as I enjoyed the 1 year anniversary from my trip to Tampa, I thought a lot about my crazy internet friends.    So, in their honor, I wanted to show everyone how awesome they are. 

Backstory:  So about 3-4 years ago, I started on thenest.com.  I began ttc, and started hanging out on BOTB. 

Then, getting pregnant started dividing amongst the easily ku and the still not pregnant.  Those not pregnant yet, weren’t exactly welcomed on trouble ttc and they wanted their own board. 

The nest granted them their own board and ttc6+ was born.  I joined up with them and was home.  Crazy crazy women with amazing sense of humors and totally got where I was coming from.  We hung out together online for a few years and then the opportunity presented itself, a chance to fly down to Florida and spend a long weekend with a few of my “friends”.  

My “holy crap, this is the kind of shit they talk about on 20/20 and 48 hours, wtf are you thinking flying to another state to stay with people you don’t know, your mother will KILL you!”  warning sensor kicked in.  However, I soon realized that if they had been plotting for almost 3 years to lure me down and have their way with me, they deserved to get what they had coming.   So I got on a plane and made my way to Florida.

What a fantastic time.  Callie and Mandy were amazing hosts.  We went out on the boat in the gulf of mexico.  We drank, we swam, we rode, we caught star fish, we rode around some more and we even “chased” dolphins.  How awesome. 

We then went to Busch Gardens and had a fantastic time.  Seriously, a blast.  We rode coasters, we drank beer, we did the zoo bit, we people watched, we got soaked and we even saw Shaq walking around.  (“Dude, that guy is REALLY tall!”)

What a fantastic time I had. 

Then, Mr M and I decided we wanted to finally take our long-awaited honeymoon and we decided to go out to California.  What a large amount of nesties exist in California!

We hooked up with Dip, Staycee and May at Disneyland

Then May took us (Mr M and I) home with her and her H where they showed us a good time in NorCal.  We even got to meet Chrys!

We toured Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey.  What fun!

So, I’d like to show off my internet friends.  Yes, I still have friends irl, but most of them don’t get it.  They don’t get the heartbreak and choices you have to make when faced with IF related ttc issues.  They don’t get the sting of yet another month passing by and another pregnancy announcement.  They don’t get the internal battle of being happy and hating your friends when they end up pregnant. 

Without my bitter bitches :-)  I don’t know how I’d have stayed sane. 

(To everyone else I haven’t met IRL yet, there’s always the next vacation!)

(one of my favorite pictures ever)



Kristin says:

It sounds like a fabulous trip and they sound like incredible women.



Erin says:

Hello, I found your blog through Blogger Bingo. I just wanted to drop a line and say how awesome I think it is that you got to meet and hang out with your internet friends. I belong to a group on WEBMD, TTC 12+ and we are always talking about meeting. Online friends seem to know our deepest, darkest emotions.

I look forward to following!

Erin



mmariluh says:

I love all the pictures and all the girls in them! Priceless!!!



Yay! I love that I got to meet you!!!! And I totally agree – nobody gets it like the infertiles that I have been lucky enough to meet online and IRL. Not even my husband. While I wish I didn’t have to deal with IF, I also know that I might not have met and bonded with any of you women, and that helps me be okay with it. Hell, if I got KU in less than a year, I probably would have been so puppies and rainbows you guys wouldn’t have been able to stand me.



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