So, “The Maiden Metallurgist” is technically a married metallurgist, but no, I’m not changing the name of my blog. Call it artistic license if you want. I live on the South Side of Chicago with my handsome and witty husband Josh, and the four furry members of our family- Kitty, Ernie, Tiberius, and the Murph dog. I moved from Denver in September of 2008, and got married in January 2009. I work in Indiana but I play in Chicago.I love cooking and cocktails, babywearing, fiber arts gardening.
I met my husband in April of 2008. Well, met is a relative term these days, I read his blog, he read mine and we struck up a long distance friendship, he was in Chicago, I was in Denver. By September of that year, after a scant three dates we were living together (in sin!) in Chicago. We were engaged three weeks after we moved in together and married three months later. Some people say fools rush in, some say when you know you know.
I say I just knew I didn’t want to live my life without him. Ever. We didn’t waste much time before we decided to start a family. We had every intention of waiting a few years, but a not so wonderful doctors appointment convinced up to move up the time table.
After trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for… a while I was diagnosed with PCOS in May of 2010. It was pretty devastating, but like everything, with knowledge comes power. At the time it seemed like the end of the world, but it was a whole lot better than my doctor’s initial diagnosis which was more like unexplained early onset menopause. It was difficult news to hear, but a whole lot better than the alternative. From that experience I hope I learned to trust in myself and in the future, and to stay positive, no matter how bleak things may look at the time.
In April of 2011 an incredible baby boy joined our family. This kid is amazing. All the ways I imagined being a mother would change me… I had no idea. Underneath the mom stuff I’m still there, but my heart doesn’t belong to me any more. And I’m grateful for that beyond measure.
We are expecting our second son now. and just to keep us on our toes I guess at our 20 week ultrasound we found out that there were some “anomalies.”
Turns out these anomalies are a club foot and Down Syndrome.
We meet him soon. Can’t wait.