Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NIAW - reflections on IF

Happy National Infertility Awareness Week.

I know what you're thinking. What part of infertility is happy?

I set that up like I was going to tell you all the redeeming things about IF. Like I was going to tell you that now that I have a baby, it's all good. Like I was going to tell you that IF taught me some valuable life lessons.

Nope. Sorry.

Infertility sucked a#%.

But it has been the dark forest through which I needed to walk to get to this.

I am still infertile.

And now I am also a mother.

5-day blastocyst photo and 3-week-old Gummy in the flesh, with her parents.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful post and beautiful picture. I love the idea of the two side by side and Gummy is gorgeous. Congrats again to you both!

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  2. Wonderful post and beautiful family. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  3. Oh, great pic.

    And I couldn't agree more.

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  4. I have tears in my eyes. I remember the first time I read you were pregnant and I still am amazed that it seems like a short time ago.

    Fertility is overrated from what I hear from the fertiles. Or so they tell me.

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  5. That picture is Awesome! I totally love it!
    -Momo

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  6. CUUUUTE SQUISHY BABY!! I am sorry that it sucked so much and still filled with joy that you have such an adorable daughter!

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  7. I'm with you there "Infertility sucked a#%."
    and feel lucky beyond belief that we made it to the other side with little ones wrapped in our arms.

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  8. What an awesome picture! This made me tear up, and so very happy for you all over again.

    And I've come to think of infertility in a similar way: if this is what I have to go through to have a family, I will.

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  9. Oh mama, I needed five tissues for that one. I think it captures what people outside this community struggle so hard to understand. Without incredible miracle A there would not be incredible miracle B, and a world without little Bs (well, I know it should be little As--what a confusing analogy I've set up) is not the right world. Just flooded with happiness for you all.

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  10. Beautiful!!! Love that picture and your words are so very true!

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  12. You make me so happy with this photo! I do think IF taught me some lessons, but I would have loved to learn them the easier way....

    http://itsjustaboxofrain.wordpress.com/

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  13. I am so happy to see your family all together! Beautiful.

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