Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Howdy ICLW Peeps

No, that's not some secret Internet speak I have created. It stands for: IComLeavWe--a community effort of connecting with other bloggers, leaving comments/feedback and as Mel says, "comments are the new hug–a way of saying hello, giving comfort, leaving congratulations." This is my first time participating!

So welcome to my little corner of the Internet. This has been my home since February of 2007 when I started blogging after getting our Male Factor Infertility diagnosis. Our "Road Map" chronicles our journey...but in brief, I've run the gamut of fertility treatments: timed intercourse with pre-seed, IUI, IVF, FET, IVF again, a subchorionic hematoma for the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, complete placenta previa, and now we are blessed to be parenting our little miracle--our sweet, and busy 19-month-old known as O-man here on the blog.

Due to some health issues and our own personal decisions, we will not be doing any more fertility treatments to add to our family. We would love to pursue that is our hope. We aren't any where close to being ready to do so (financially or emotionally) but we are hopeful it will happen someday...

Thanks for visiting--I'm looking forward to meeting new blog buds!


  1. Happy ICLW!!!!!

    I loved your Thoughtful Tuesday post. The M&Ms made me smile!!!

  2. Visiting from ICLW - I'm happy to see that you have a little miracle at home :) I hope we all get there someday, though it sounds like your road was not easy. You posted a comment about your DH on my blog - and yes my DH had a hernia surgery too along with a testicular torsion. No one ever referred to it as a "botched" surgery but I'm sure that's the reason for our mfi, since they have found no other cause and nothing that helps. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I'm surprised this is your first time, JJ!

    I always enjoy reading about the O-man. And of what's to come :-).

    ICLW #5

  4. Hello friend! I love that we are doing ICLW for the first time together!

    I know you are a while from wanting any adoption info, but when you are ready my sister used a great agency. When you are ready for referals let me know and I will get you their info. And if you ever have just general questions like cost and what is needed I will be happy to share!


  5. Happy ICLW!! This is only my second one, have fun!!!

    Three cheers for your little miracle!!!

    DH and I have also decided that we will most likely on go through fertility treatments for #1 and consider adoption for number 2.

    ICLW #100

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the name of your blog. I'm interested to read more about your story. We are MFI, too. Happy ICLW!!!

  7. Thank you for visiting my blog and congrats on your little miracle. We have one of our own as well (21 months old). You can read more about my parenting experiences after infertility at

    See you there, I hope!

  8. Congrats on O-Man and the joys of adopting! Hopefully you're there soon!

    ICLW #115

  9. Congratulations to being a mom to your miracle boy! That's awesome!

    I LOVE you banner! I love all things vintage, so it'r right up my alley.

    Best of luck with your adoption! I have quite a unique adoption story that might interest you!

    Happy ICLW!

  10. Happy ICLW! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm also considering building a family with both adoption and biological children. I'm interested to see how it turns out for you when you get there.

  11. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and happy ICLW! I LOVED the M&Ms story. :-)

  12. Howdy and thanks for visiting my blog! This is my first participation with ICLW as well, but will do it again next month.

    Lovely that you have your little O man and I wish you all the best for your adoption plans!

  13. Welcome to your first ICLW!! And btw, presorted m&m's. Fabulous! I really like the thoughtful Tuesday...and if pregnancy brain doesn't screw me up I will totally participate :)

  14. Although it sounded like a difficult time trying to conceive, it is so good and inspiring to hear that you were fortunate to have your baby (toddler now!). I can certainly understand the difficulty decision you have had to make regarding another round of fertility treatment to conceive again. Fertility treatment can be so draining, physically and emotionally. Coincidentally, this is part of what I blogged about late last night. When you and your husband are ready to consider pursuing adoption, you will know when the time is right.

    Lisa (ICLW #86)

  15. Hello and I hope you are enjyoing your first ICLW!


  16. hello! hope you had a good ICLW! :)
    we are adopting a little one from korea after unsuccessfully ttc. we are very close to having our boy come home and we are SO excited. if you need to talk to someone about international adoption, let me know! :)

  17. I would love to feature your success story on my blog! I am in need of more stories and more stories equals more inspiration! Please go to this link for the details:
    Thanks in advance! Happy ICLW! (#61 & 62)


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