Congratulations us!

Not for nothing I earned an undergrad degree in journalism. I figured I’d work for The Associated Press. Or, say, a mid-sized print media outlet. Life happened. The gig at the AP didn’t. Not yet.

But this great blog did. It’s a collaborative effort between my spouse and me, launched back in the winter of 2010 to document what we figured was going to be our family’s quick and painless expansion. (The same friends and loved ones who might never get to read my award-winning piece for The Wall Street Journal could sure as hell delight in the tale of our family’s trip to Disney World!) Then infertility hijacked our baby blog and we spent the next two years sharing with the blogosphere what we learned from our less-than-med-school-but-still-not-free education in reproductive endocrinology.

We connected with some of the most tremendous people you may not know (but really, really should). Some of them we met through our participation in SITS: an online community of over 10,000 uber-rad, women bloggers: real writers, writing about real things like, say, aspiring to parenthood, maintaining their sanity and triumphing over nature. And I was at once really grateful for the ticktock of a biological clock, shitty sperm and nerdy hobbies that brought us to this place and these ridiculously righteous, seemingly ordinary people and their extraordinary stories!

Today, I’m honored to have been selected as the first featured SITStah-blogger of the new year: a year which might maybe be pretty wonderful, come to think of it.

PS) If you’re new here, hit up About and Occasionally Asked Questions to learn just about, but not quite, everything you never wanted to know about our (extra)ordinary (mis)adventures in prospective parenthood!

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About Projected Progenitor

Projected (adj.) (prə-ˈjekt-ed): From the 15th Century Anglo-French 'projector,' from Latin 'projectus.' Devised in the mind, predicted. Progenitor (n.) (prō-ˈje-nə-tər): Middle English, from the 14th Century Anglo-French 'progenitour,' from Latin 'progenitor,' meaning 'to beget.' An ancestor in the direct line, foreparent.
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51 Responses to Congratulations us!

  1. Broot says:

    Congrats on your SITS day and Happy New Year!!

  2. Brittany says:

    Congratulations on the SITS feature! & the first one of 2012?! WHOO HOO! I absolutely LOVED reading this post – can’t wait to read more!

    Happy SITS Day!

  3. Visiting from SITS today – pleased to meet you, and I hope you have an awesome day :)

  4. Happy SITS Day! Infertility sucks. We have friends who were for years, others who are dealing with 2nd child infertiliy, others who have adopted. Each baby is preciuos- even those who we never got to meet. Seriously it makes me want to scream.

  5. Happy SITS Day.

    What a learning journey you have been on. It always seems like things never go they way you start them to, but end up being just what you need.

    Happy New Year!

  6. adriennesfts says:

    The blogosphere is an awesome place! Congrats again on your special day!!

  7. prettyisprettydoes says:

    I’m stopping by from SITS! What an encouraging blog you have here. I’ve not experienced infertility, but I have friends who’ve had to deal with a similar journey, one that you’ve so beautifully tread. Congratulations also on your SITs day!

  8. Leslie says:

    Happy SITS Day! Congrats on a successful pregnancy!

  9. Happy Sits Day! I hope you enjoy your day:)

  10. It looks like you are having a baby soon! Congratulations!!!

  11. Michelle says:

    Congratulations to you both!!! What an awesome start to the nediw year! Looking forward to sharing your journey in this wonderful blogosphere!

  12. TheFoodnatic says:

    This is so awesome! I love that you and your husband do this together… My husband “doesn’t care for” my writing style and not much impresses him, so in my mind you’ve achieved the Holy Grail of blogging…your husband is interested too! Congratulations on your SITS day and congratulations on your little Sweet Pea! =)

  13. Beautiful says:

    Congrats on being the 1st SITS Girls feature of 2012 and on your pregnancy!

  14. I like that you modified your statement about your gig with the AP not happening – with a yet. Hope springs eternal. Tenacity will get you there. And nice that you found blogging to be a fulfilling, serendipitous road in the meantime. I often find the by-roads and the Plan B’s to be the best. Happy SITS day. Happy 2012.

  15. Eva Gallant says:

    Congratulations on your success! I have a niece who has done this twice….and she found herself pregnant by surprise for number 3! So she now has a 3 year old, a 1-year old, (both girls), and a boy about to be born any day now who showed up on his own!
    Also, congrats on being the first featured blogger of 2012!!

  16. Jamie says:

    Thank you for sharing your blog and your story. Hope your new year is filled with lots of exciting adventures!

  17. Keirstin says:

    Can’t wait to read more from you!!

  18. Amber says:

    Happy SITS Day to you!!

  19. The internet is an amazing place. Happy SITS day!

  20. MARIE COLE says:

    Happy new year and happy SITS day! :))))

  21. Happy SITS Day! You have a fantastic voice. I look forward to reading more.

  22. Congrats on your SITS feature and your pregnancy!

  23. Ms. Kathleen says:

    I ran over from SITS Girls… So happy for your little blessing that is on hisorher way… God is so good that way – babies are a blessing no matter how they come to us. Have a new year of bountiful blessings in 2012 :)

  24. Heather says:

    Happy Sits day! I am also an infertility blogger (recently pregnant). I loved that scan at the top of the sits page – that is about how my little one looks now! or did, cos I am sure he/she has grown some…

  25. Tina says:

    Happy SITS day!

  26. Kerri says:

    Happy SITS day!!! And Happy New Year!

  27. Big congrats on your SITS Day!

  28. happy SITS day! And congrats on your sweet pea!!!

  29. Michael says:

    Congrats Happy SITS DAY!!!!!!!!!

  30. Kesha C. says:

    Congratulations!!!… On your new future bundle and your SITS day! Love the blog girl. Happy New Year!

  31. Happy New Year’s! Happy baby! Happy SITS! Looks as if you have a wonderful beginning to 2012! : – >

  32. So glad to meet you through SITS and congrats!!! What a great year this will be for you. You might be in need of a cute hospital gown to celebrate this amazing occassion!! We are going to be having a few more fun giveaways that are “Hospital Bag Essentials” so come check us out…..it may include some gift certificates to our store:-) So happy for you both. I can’t wait to comb through your site too as it might be helpful.

  33. jamiegall1930 says:

    I truly look forward to reading more! Congrats on your day =)

  34. Congrats on being the first SITS featured blogger of 2012!

  35. Happy SITS Day! Best wishes to you and your family!

  36. Your Occasionally Asked Questions section is fun and informative. Looks like not only managing infertility has brought you and your husband closer together, but blogging has been a good bonding experience too!
    Happy New Year & Happy SITS Day!

  37. Happy Sits! And it’s funny how life may throw us curve balls, but somehow it works out in the end. :-) We’re glad you’re here!!!

  38. Alethea says:

    Love your blog! What a wonderful way to kick off the new year…a new fun blog to read! (Okay, new to me). Congratulations on your SITS day and Happy New Year!

  39. As a single woman in her late 30s still hoping to have a baby one day…I look forward to reading your posts!

    Happy New Year!

  40. Emily says:

    Congrats on being featured. Your blog is really interesting to me right now as I am struggling getting pregnant and have been for awhile. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

  41. Happy SITS day and congrats! Hope you’re having a great day!

  42. Karina Tobin says:

    Happy SITS!!!!!! How exciting!!!!!!

  43. Happy New Year and a great way to kick off 2012! Congrats on your SITS day and I’m looking forward to reading more :)

  44. Kim says:

    Congrats! Happy SITS day :)

  45. Happy SITS Day!!! Your story is inspiring. Best wishes to you during your pregnancy.

  46. So glad SITS directed me here! I love your writing. Good luck–hope you have a sticky bean in there! :)

  47. Jenn says:

    Hope you had a wonderful SITS day… and as a woman in the middle of infertility-hell, thanks for the inspiration <3 A Happy and Healthy pregnancy to you!

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