Marital Status: Married with an 11-year-old from a previous marriage
Hometown: Plantation, Florida
Profession: Marketing Communications Manager
Trying to Conceive: Almost a year
is the mother of an 11-year-old from a previous marriage and is
desperately trying to conceive her second child with her new husband.
Meredith's husband wanted to pay down all their debt before they
started trying to conceive -- now she is terrified they waited too
long, as they've been trying for seven months now with no luck. She
says her husband is a fantastic father to her 11-year-old, but yearns
to have a child with him. She wants to know what she's doing wrong and
if she even can get pregnant.
Meredith: My name is Meredith. I am like most modern-day moms -- that is to say,
I am a working mom. By day I am a Marketing Communications Manager for
a health care franchise organization. By night I am "Mom" and wife. My
husband and I both work very hard. Like you, we have bills, and an
overwhelming desire to expand our family (well ... I have a desire,
I have an 11-year-old son, Austin, from a prior marriage. I can't express what it means to have him in my life, what it means to me to feel like I'm living for something so much greater than myself. My husband, John, and I have been married for over two years and have been together for well over six years. I love him dearly and he is definitely the brains in this operation/marriage. He is also the reason why I am not pregnant yet! In his infinite wisdom, he developed a family budget. A financial plan to baby-making, if you will. We reached our milestone in the countdown nine months ago. Oh, yeah ... that's right, nine months ago. No one told me you don't always get pregnant on the first try, or in my case, the 2nd through 9th. How the heck would I have known that? My first husband and I talked about it for all of two minutes when I was 19 before I got pregnant. So you did the math -- that's right, I am 30.
Here's a little more about me. I live in Plantation, Florida, and I have for quite some time. Honestly, I hate it here and wish I lived in the mountains or up north ... but alas, here I am. Staying active is very important to me. I enjoy kickboxing, mountain biking, running, and anything athletic. My feeling is that if you are not sweating or dirty, you are doing something wrong. OK, so I am a tomboy. So what? Don't mess with me -- remember, I enjoy kickboxing.
Recently, my mom and I have started gardening, and that is not as boring as I had originally thought it was. I actually enjoy spending time outside with my hands in the dirt. So far, I have only killed one plant. Even though I really don't think it was my fault. I should also mention that staying inactive is also very important to me. The past five years I have become a reality show junkie. My family would say I am addicted to TV. I think I may have a sickness (the first step is to admit the problem, right?). The sickness I have is compounded by the need I have to visit celebrity gossip blogs on a daily basis. I am your go-to girl when it comes to celeb gossip. Sidebar ... is it just me, or is every celebrity having babies, and not just one, but multiples? Also, I guess it is in vogue to have these babies without being married. I am not judging, I am just jealous. Babies seem to come so easily to those Hollywood glamour girls. But, I digress.
I think the most important thing to know about me is my strong love of children. Many women dream of having a career and a fabulous life; I have always wanted to be a mom. I am blessed to have one child and sincerely cannot wait to have more children and expand my family. My family is one of the most loving and giving bunch I know. I would love to be able to give that same love to more children and hope it happens soon. I am a very hands-on mom. My son and I have basically grown up together. We are the best of friends. It was hard to balance being a mom and being a friend to Austin. Eventually, we both learned our roles and balance them well. I will never be too old or too grown-up to play with my kids. If it's a water balloon fight or touch/tackle football with my son, I'm game. I would like to always be a trusted, respected friend to my children.
So that's me in a nutshell. I am sincerely excited to be working with momlogic and First Response®. I have committed to being an open book. I am willing to share the good, bad, and ugly with readers. I know how exciting and disappointing this process can be. I hope to share all of the helpful information and tips that I receive with all of you. I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little bit better. If you have any questions for me, feel free to ask or leave comments. I will surely read them all and answer as many as I can.
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