Thursday, 21 February 2013

Welcome, ICLWers!

Thanks for stopping by! I am new to blogging, if not the land of infertility and loss, and this is my first ICLW. I'm hoping to reach out to fellow travellers on this journey and maybe make some new blogging friends, so do pull up a seat, the kettle's on.

Although I know it's kinda orthodoxy in these parts, you won't find a ttc timeline here, mostly because - as with every other aspect of my life - our journey towards a family has been anything but linear and anyway, I already spend too much time in real life being hyper-vigilant about my often disobedient body.

We lost our beautiful son, a first and easily achieved pregnancy, in 2010 at 17 weeks gestation, and have since experienced the frustration and sadness of subfertility and recurrent loss. We've also been rather itinerant during that time (from Europe to North America and back, with shorter stops in the Middle East and Asia), which has its ups and downs but has ultimately brought us many amazing adventures. We hope for 2013 to bring us some clearer sense of direction, while I use this space to record my thoughts on this process and keep them in order.

This is also a space where I honour my grief, celebrate my  love for my son, confide my fledgling hopes to the ether, and occasionally rant about the world's injustices. Oh yeah, there's cooking too.

You're stopping by as we approach an intersection; we're eager to know what the future holds both in terms of the possibility of assisted reproduction, and for life in general. At the moment, some ultimately minor but currently frustrating medical stuff has us spinning our wheels without getting many answers, but we've decided to go maverick anyway and throw our sperm hats in the ring this month. In fact, I'm probably ovulating as we speak, so...Er...if you'll excuse me, you can talk amongst yourselves.

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15 comments:

  1. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I can't begin to imagine how heartbreaking that is for you. I do hope that you don't find yourself at this intersection for too long and that your path becomes clear.

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    1. That's certainly what we're hoping too. In the meantime, I'm glad to have this community to share the ups and downs with. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Hi from ICLW. Sorry about the loss of your son.

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    1. Thank you. He remains an important part of our lives, and I'm thankful to have this space to also share him.

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  3. Hi there! I made my way to your blog through LFCA. I'm so incredibly sorry for the loss of your son. I wish you much luck in the baby-making and job fronts and look forward to following along with you.

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    1. Thanks for following along Petunia, and for the good wishes! I'm following along with your journey and wishing the same right back!

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  4. Thanks for stoping by my blog!

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  5. Happy ICLW ... all the best in your journeys in 2013!

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    1. Thank you for visiting, and for the well wishes!

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  6. my fingers are crossed that 2013 is your year. hear from ICLW

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    1. Thanks, that's what we're hoping and it never hurts to have the wishes of others!

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  7. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment. I look forward to following you.

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    1. Thanks for returning the favor! I couldn't be happier to learn about your situation!

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  8. Hi Sadie, Thanks for stopping by my blog for ICLW. I wish you the best of luck in your journey!

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