Happy New Year!
I truly hope that you and your families had a wonderful holiday season! It was great to see so many of you at the NOWAMOM holiday party last month!
January is one of my least favorite months of the year. I always find after the excitement of Thanksgiving and Christmas it’s a bit depressing. It always makes me sad to take down all of the decorations. HOWEVER, January does offer some fond memories of my husband and I getting pregnant. We began our parenthood journey 5 years ago when I started the injections for IVF treatment. We were of course nervous, scared and unsure of what the outcome would be, but felt very fortunate to be able to go down this road. I still have phantom pain in my butt cheeks from the progesterone injections every now and then. After several weeks of the injections we did the egg retrieval, then embryo transplant and in February of 2013 got confirmation we were pregnant! With TWINS! Which, even when you transplant 2 embryos it’s still a shock to get that news!
Did you know that NOWAMOM has an Executive Board? The Board is responsible for the running of the club in addition to keeping up with new membership and renewals, planning playdates and staying in touch with our pregnant moms, creating our moms night outs and scheduling speakers! In addition to our monthly newsletter, website maintenance, publicity for the club in local publications, and of course the consignment sale! We have our upcoming annual planning meeting this month! We are always eager to have members join the Board. If you want to become more involved with the club, I would love to chat with you. Send me a message on FB or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget that now is a great time to start hanging all of your kids spring and summer clothes for the Spring Consignment Sale! Registration begins next week! This is one of my favorite activities to participate in and I’ve become friends with so many people!
Until next month,
Sara Powell, NOWAMOM President