weekly summary, vol. 19

We have recently welcomed Traathy of Happily Ever After to the PAIL Bloggers team and FINALLY updated our Contributors page to introduce you to her! If you are new to the site, you have probably already been in touch with her über-efficient self. She is organizing the crap out of this place – check out the drop downs in the pink toolbar folks!

PAIL Posts This Week:

  • Chandra posted a brief (EMOTIONAL) history of the formation of PAIL Bloggers, and the first ever meeting of two contributors and their lady babies.
  • We were pleased to welcome guest author Rhianna of Arch Mama to share her thoughts on surprise pregnancies after IF treatment – both in response to the article “Infertility: Miracle Babies” and as a women who finds herself in this very situation. Her piece is raw, moving, honest, funny, and challenging. It reminds us the ALI journey is wide and varied, and we all struggle with our identity along the way. Please share your thoughts with us, and share with others, in the comments of this important discussion.

Featured Posts:

  • Posts featured in September have now been collected into one handy post for your perusal and enjoyment. If you missed them the first time around, or would like to revisit, please check them out here (also in the dropdown!) It is never too late to leave a comment!

Special Project:

Book Club:

  • Vol. 3 (Fall 2012) of the PAIL Book Club will be discussing Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. 
  • Sign up TODAY!  Yes, you can join if you have already read it! Yes, you can join if you have already posted about it!
  • If you are currently signed up, you should have received an email reminding you that questions and discussion points are due by midnight, October 17. The full list will be posted on October 18.

New to the Blogroll This Week:

  • The Cool Mom – Army Life and Raising our IVF Miracle after Battling Infertility (Babies Under 1)
  • Misconceptions About Conception – One woman’s journey through TTC after 35, from unexplained infertility to pregnancy and parenthood via donor egg IVF (Babies Under 1)

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  1. Can I make a suggestion? As some of our babies are now moving from under 1 year to 1+, would it make more sense to categorize by birth year(s), so you wouldn’t have to put in the work all the time, moving people from one category to another?

    I can’t imagine always having to go back to each category and move them all the time and try to keep up with it!

    Much love!
    Julia @3bed2bath1baby

    • Hi Julia,
      The blogroll is organized in this way for Babies under 2 years of age to match development markers (i.e. 0-24 months). Moving them is a matter of copy and paste, and is completed at the end of each calendar month. Easy!

      If you would like to make a change to your blogroll entry, please contact us via email.

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