Sunday, June 22, 2014

My first ICLW

ICLW = International Comment Leaving Weak.
It's designed to encourage people to not just read blogs, but to comment also.
To read more about it and the blogs participating (including mine), click here.

The more I read other infertility blogs, the more is scares me but also makes me feel incredibly grateful.
For one, I have a live and healthy son. No matter what my fertility gets me in the future, Ryan is here.

Also, I've just recently jumped on this infertility train. So many women have been on it for years and even worse, many have nothing but heartache to show for it.

But that's also the scary part. I have so much hope that a simple IUI will work for us and we'll go on to have the baby we want. But, many of these women are way past IUI stage and have had multiple failed IVF's, too.

I know in my head that it might not work for me. I know that maybe at some point we'll have to consider IVF, too. And even then, it might not work. But my heart is just not ready to accept that we won't have success very, very soon.

You can spend thousands on these treatments and have nothing to show for it other than debt or a depleted savings.

To the women who have been at this for years, I am rooting so hard for you. It's my hope to start reading success stories this month.

And I hope to be posting my own success story, too.


  1. Welcome to ICLW and thanks for posting on my blog! When I first started reading infertility blogs, I was terrified. However, the more I read the better equipped I felt to deal with everything. Countless times I have relied on other bloggers to help me through a questionable symptom or of the best things you can do is build yourself a strong support network, especially if you don't have one in real life! Good luck to you and I look forward to following your blog!

  2. Thank you, Rach.
    Since coming out of the infertility closet I have had a huge amount of support. It's amazing how people want to be on your side and root you on once you confide what you're going through.

  3. Hi from ICLW! This is such a welcoming community. I found it after I was struggling with a miscarriage. I wish you lots of luck!

  4. Here from ICLW to say hello and welcome! I really hope that you'll soon be posting your success story indeed. In the meantime, all the best on your journey. I'll be rooting for you, too.xx