Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April ICLW & NIAW 2013

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.


  1. May is coming up quickly! Godspeed! I was in your shoes just before our mock last June, and now I'm 25 weeks preggo with our blessing. A year from now, you may be about ready for labor! :)

  2. hello, I am here from ICLW, I am happy to hear that you have a new avenue and new hope. I hope you find the perfect little frosty for your life. Best wishes on your journey.

  3. As much as I love snow, and long to live near it (we don't get a lot of snow in Florida!), I am not sure that I would enjoy snow in the spring. Hopefully the warmth will settle in and stay a while for you.

  4. Here from ICLW - it sounds like it's been such a long journey for you. I hope embryo adoption turns out to be the thing that works. Good luck getting matched with a family, and all the next steps!