weekly summary, vol. 44

PAIL Special Announcements/Reminders:

PAIL Posts This Week:

  • Traathy started us off this week with The Monday Snapshot featuring Alice Ann and her very “chill” son. Check out Alice’s reflections on being a “go-go-go” Mama to learning to just be in the moment.
  • Jules shared a news piece that reflects on those first early weeks and months of motherhood. About how really hard it is, and how no one really talks about it. Check out “what nobody remembers about new motherhood” and share your reflections on those early weeks as a new parent.

PAIL Featured Post:

  • Chandra featured a post by Casey of, Chances Our, about coming to that moment of knowing your fertility journey is over. How deeply sad that can be, yet also freeing. “Coming home empty-wombed” shares Casey’s long and arduous journey of struggling with a diagnosis of translocation and what that meant for her. Check it out!
  • SRB shared our alternative to our monthly theme post call out. This month instead of posting a subject to write on we are encouraging you to participate in Resolve’s National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) Bloggers Unite  Challenge. Click here to see all the details and how you can participate from writing to posting a special NIAW icon on you blog or Facebook page.

New to the Blogroll:

  • Chances Are – Endometriosis warrior, translocation carrier. Grateful mama. Infertility survivor helping others cope. Kids aged 2+.
  • The Great Big IF– After 9 years of infertility, one 3-year-old son born via IVF and diagnoses of MFI and DOR, I am now on the trek to IVF with donor egg to add to our family. Kids aged 2+.
  • Another Bun (in the oven)? – Parenting a two-year-old boy and moving forward after a miscarriage at 14 weeks. Kids aged 2+.
  • Waiting, Wishing, Hoping – Currently (unexpectedly) pregnant after an infertility treatment baby born June 2012. Currently Pregnant.
  • Discovering Joy in the Storm After 5 years of failed infertility treatments and loss we moved on to adoption and had a great experience.  Now parenting a 9 month old with an open adoption and learning as we go. Babies under 1 year.

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