i’m so excited that this month’s iclw coincides with national infertility awareness week. i have a bunch of posts (mostly aimed towards those outside our community) ready to post, so there’s actually a chance you’ll be able to find a new post to read, which doesn’t happen as much as i would like.
so a little background for those of you who have never been here before: hi! i’m jen. Ralph and i are the parents (finally!) to the coolest little boy, Pignut, and his furry sister, Agatha. our first RE diagnosed us with MFI, PCOS and endo. we went right to IVF+ICSI, and all we got were some “crappy” embryos that wouldn’t stick around. RE 2.0 labelled us “female infertility of unknown origin”, and gave us out sweet little boy after another round of IVF.
the past three months have been a crazy blur. i’m about to go back to work for a few weeks as a middle school special ed teacher while Ralph takes some paternity leave and teaches Pignut to garden. in the meantime, i’m annoying my friends and family with niaw posts, getting myself psyched up for Advocacy Day, and looking into starting a local Resolve group. oh yeah, and trying to figure this whole parenting thing out.
so welcome again, and have a look around. i hope you decide to stick around a bit. and, please! leave me a comment letting me know where i can go to
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