April has been an interesting month in Minnesota. Technically we are in spring, but we just had a winter snowstorm last night, which produced a beautiful winter wonderland this morning. Then the sun came out and it was gorgeous! The sun melted most of the snow, and the college kids were out running around and rollerblading in their shorts and t-shirts this afternoon (though we were only in the high 40's today!).
In addition, this week we have ICLW (International Comment Leaving Week) coinciding with the National Infertility Awareness Week. So if you are stopping by from ICLW, welcome. I've already missed a couple of days of ICLW but will try to keep up with commenting. See who else is participating this month and maybe you will find another blog or two that interests you.
For those new here, and to catch folks up, here's a quick recap of where we are. Babe and I have been married over 10 years and have been trying for a baby of our own for almost 9 of those years. We have done 4 rounds of IVF but have been unsuccessful. In the last year, we have been on the path of international adoption. Then in November, we decided that we wanted to pursue embryo adoption. We are now working with the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) and have our first appointment in Knoxville, TN in May. We hope to be matched with a donor family after that, and hope to transfer some adopted embryos hopefully this summer or fall.
This week is also National Infertility Awareness Week. Resolve has been putting this together since 1989. This year's theme is "Join the Movement". There is a list of bloggers that have participated this year, writing about their infertility journeys. Read them here. If you or someone you love are new to infertility, these postings will help you understand and relate. If you are a veteran like me, it will help you feel less alone in this journey.