Friday, 28 February 2014

My little makeover

TA DA!! Here it is, the new look Sunny Side Up blog. After a year of brightly coloured goodness I am ready for a change into something more subtle, more grown up. 

They say a change is as good as a holiday, and since it's going to be a while before I get another one of those I felt the need to mix things up. I love this blog. I am so proud of what is was and what it has become. I'm proud that people come back to read new posts. And I'm proud of the little community we have created, and the greater blogging and support community we are a part of.  This blog got me and Hubby through some very dark days in our years of infertility and trying to conceive. And in April this humble little blog of mine turns four. 

Now that our precious little Gracie has come along I have been wondering if I'm still relevant to many of you. Just because we got our baby doesn't mean everyone else did. And I don't want to lose those of you still waiting, because I'm waiting with you. I'm still cheering you on. I still understand your pain and confusion and anticipation. And I still care so very much about you.  So I have thought long and hard about the direction this blog should take, about what I can continue to offer you without overwhelming you with baby stories. 

I can't remember if I've ever shared with you my ultimate personal goal for this space, what I hope all my writing and networking and designing can achieve. And that's this: I would love to develop Sunny Side Up into a foundation that offers couples and families emotional and financial support, collaborating with doctors, psychologists and scientists in the field of fertility. Because I remember how little we knew about fertility issues before and after our diagnosis. I remember being upset, confused and afraid we'd never be able to afford the treatment we required to bring us a baby. And I remember feeling so helpless. It was through our beautiful network of friends, and eventually our magnificent doctor, that we came to understand the path required for us. And with the financial support of our family we spent the next three years facing the uphill battle of tests, procedures, medications and IVF.  I want to be able to pay that forward. 

It's not going to happen soon. I know that. I'm realistic about this goal. But it's something Hubby and I are determined to achieve. In the meantime I'd like this blog to continue to shine on as a beacon of support to those who need it. I am nothing without you all, and I ask that you stick with me, recommend me and share WITH me. I want to help. I want to hear your stories. My own fertility journey is not over by any means, but right now I have the baby I wanted and it's time to focus on something new.  So while I'll continue to write about my own little life, I also want to bring some positivity to yours.  Let me know what interests you, what you're passionate about, if I can use my nursey skills to research/explain something. Let me know when I'm getting to "mummy" for you, and when I'm boring the heck out of you.  If you've got something to say, SAY IT, because I want to hear it. You can never have too many supporters and I want to be yours!

Thanks for stickin' with me. 

Sunny xx 

1 comment:

  1. Love the look! Recreating my blog was a huge breath of fresh air. I think you are doing great with this blog. I go through phases where I will want to write 3 posts a week and others where I can maybe get two done a month. Life is crazy like that once you bring home a baby. Keep smiling and we will smile with you.