I'm fortunate to live in a rather close knit community. We're all friendly, we look out for each other, we send each other meals when "we" have babies....(sorry, couldn't resist that!) Best of all, we women get together from time to time for learning groups. I generally tend to avoid these shebangs, not because I … Continue reading Living with Purpose
To My Sister in Waiting, You know who you are, my unsung hero. From the outside, people admire your strength, and curiously wonder about the struggles you face. They don't understand you, don't understand the depth of you challenge. They try, as they cluck sympathetically and offer enlightening bits of unfiltered wisdom. Surely, if you … Continue reading Unsung Heroes
There's been a lot swirling around my head, as we recoup, rethink, and try to fortify ourselves for what's up ahead. Second opinions, third opinions, more testing, different meds, adjusted dosage, change of protocol... hang on, can we just breathe? Sometimes it feels like we're just treading water, trying to make sense of things while … Continue reading So There!
I think all IFers can relate... why didn't I think of this sooner?!
It's a conversation I find myself having often, and it makes me laugh. Someone will say, "aren't you lucky, you and your husband have time to bond" or "having children right away is no picnic, be grateful you have time together" or even "it's so nice that you can enjoy each other, if you'd be … Continue reading Myth Busting
...which is why we had a mega huge sushi bash last night at the unearthly hour of one am. (Earlier we were too busy "processing" - which is a fancy euphemism for the five stages of grief) Of course, along those lines, feel free to add schnapps or whatever else suits your fancy.... oh, the … Continue reading Keeping Calm
Honeysuckle scented breath, Baby powdered toes, Tiny fingers, rosebud lips, And eyes that twinkle so. The charm and joy that wash away, The pain, those tear-filled days, Snuggled warm, safe and pure, At last, mine - here to stay... Sweet dream of mine, I hold you close, Securely tucked within, I clutch you through the … Continue reading Dream a Dream…
I'm baaack! Excuse the intermission please, sadly was down and out with a nasty virus. Compounded with the fact that I'd been on enough meds to kill a horse, well, you could imagine what the outcome felt like... So, aside from my return to the blogosphere, today coincides with yet another auspicious event. Because today … Continue reading 5 Tips on 2WW
Sometimes I look at this blog and I don't believe I wrote it. I'm me - who struggles, cries, and can get more down than the downest person out there. So when I read this, sometimes I'm like "hey, really?" In case you were wondering the same, this post is for you. It's about as … Continue reading Diffusion / Rant
Support is crucial at every stage in the game, so much more so during infertility! Unfortunately its way too easy for that to backfire, as all it takes is a single ill-phrased question to turn a caring friend into a despicably selfish yenta. (Tip: don't be that way! People make mistakes, caring friends included..) Here's … Continue reading 5 Tips on Sharing