Thursday, July 23, 2009

ICLW

Sorry for the late post - this is ICLW - IComLeaveWe - the International Comment Leaving Week. You can find out more information about ICLW here.

For those of you who are new to my blog, welcome! I have PCOS and my husband has MFI. We were married in 2006, and shortly thereafter started to TTC. I sought help early because I knew I had PCOS, but we were shocked in September 2007 to learn that we were dealing with MFI. We tried Clomid, IUI, injectibles - and after many failed cycles and visits to the vampire and the magic wand (my nickname for my transvaginal ultrasound and bloodwork visits), we embarked on an IVF journey. It was quite a roller coaster ride, but it ended with a big, beautiful BFP, and in December our first son, Micah, was born. Feel free to read more about our TTC journey.

I have to say, I always wish I had started blogging earlier in my TTC journey. I had some wonderfully sarcastic and bitter rants on my SK board where I regularly post that probably would have made for great blog material. My blog currently is focused on parenting after experiencing infertility, but my husband and I are in the process of starting to ttc#2. I am sure that my fears and disappointments about the journey to ttc #2 will also populate this blog, and I expect there will be many more failed cycles to lament.

All I can say is IF is hard, but I think I am truly aware of how lucky I am to have our son because of everything we went through. I guess IF shapes us into who we are, for better or for worse.

Thank you for stopping by!

3 comments:

FET Accompli said...

Thanks for the intro - I agree that we appreciate having children so much more after all we've been through. The gratitude is so intense.

ICLW

bendingbackwards said...

Thank you for the intro.

While I do not have any children yet. I love that you state something that I believe is profoundly true, 'IF shapes us into who we are, for better or for worse."

Stopping by for an ICLW visit...
No. 95: The Unfair Struggle (male-factor infertility, good friends, neighborhood rumblings)

BB said...

You have an adorable child! I have PCOS and my DH has morphology issues... we are currently between ER/ET! I hope to follow your foot steps.

ICLW