Thursday, March 24, 2011

To any of you out there wondering, "Will I be a good mom?" please check this out. It's a link to a webcam spying on a Eagles and a nest of baby eagles at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. A camera is on a pole close by the nest.  It is a rare look into the eagle nest. 

Seeing such natural majesty, such beautiful creatures feeding their babies, taking care of them, is so inspiring! And it made me cry. Why, oh, why can't I have that?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring blessings

A friend passed this on to me, and I want to pass it on to you....

As the new Era unfolds
may the seeds you plant now
bring you the harvest you desire
May your Beauty blossom
for all the world to see

Monday, March 21, 2011

March ICLW

Welcome all!

If you don't know what ICLW is, please click on the icon to the right to learn all about it. In a nutshell, it's a great way to connect with other blogs that you haven't seen before (or have) and leave comments and feel the love of this wonderful bloggy community.

Thanks for stopping by my humble blog. If this is your first time, I'm an IVF veteran, with 3 fresh (+ 1 FET) under my belt. We're officially diagnosed as male-factor and I'm 40 years old, so I imagine that my eggs are just old, even if I'm a good responder to stims. I also got diagnosed with immunological issues. We've been to two different clinics. Mr. Jem and I are taking a bit of a break to figure out what's next. I don't know if we can do another IVF - financially or emotionally. But we haven't given up on being parents. The big question is what to do next???!!! Donor IUI in June? Donor eggs? Adoption?


Friday, March 18, 2011


Wow, I haven't written in a whole week? How did this happen? Busy I guess. Since I last wrote there was an earthquake and tsunami in Japan and now a whole nuclear crisis. Could radiation be reaching the West coast of the U.S.? How do we protect ourselves? Scary!!

Mr. Jem and I have not yet figured out our next moves. More talk this weekend, between basketball games. I'll keep you posted.

That's all for now. Think I'll go out and see what you all are doing today...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bidding has begun!

Sarah and Scott's auction is up and running! Help a friend with her adoption:


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

CD2 - Bloody hell!

My post-IVF cycle was a perfect 28-day cycle. Yippee!

Now it's CD 2. Is it worth trying naturally, even if Mr. Jem's got no swimmers? This weekend the two of us will sit down and figure out what our next steps will be. Do we continue treatment? dIUI? Save up for another IVF? Or should we "just adopt" (ha!)?

Lot's to talk about.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Helping hand

Sara and her husband Chris are having an auction to raise funds for their upcoming adoption (in a month or so!)

It will start Friday, March 11. They are sure to have awesome items to bid on!

Lend a helping hand!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mind control

I may not have any control over IF, but I do have control over my thoughts. Today I want to focus on the positive, what I can do to make my life's dreams a reality.

This video says it all:

"I ask not for more riches but for more wisdom with which to express more wisely the riches I received at birth in the form of the power to control and direct my mind to whatever goals I desire."

What are you doing today to reach your goals?