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Monday, June 22, 2009

ICLW

Hello -

For my non-IF blog readers, the title of this post is International Comment Leaving Week, which occurs at the end of each month.

This is the first time I have participated, and those of us that play are focusing on reading and leaving comments on other blogs. And for me, focusing on some that I have never read before.

Thanks to ICLW, I learned about April Rose. I don't know how I missed this scandal! Just google it, if you hadn't heard yet.

For those of you that are visiting my blog for the first time because of ICLW, THANK YOU! Here's a link to one of my early posts which tells our story. Once you read that, you'll know I'm not pregnant. To bring you up-to-date, we're trying again in August with a FET.

So, Father's Day was okay. I sent Carlos a facebook message from our four little frozen embryos saying Happy Fathers Day to the best dad ever. He never mentioned it, so I'm not sure whether it made him sad or happy. A few times I have underestimated the impact that trying to conceive has had on him. Just because he doesn't talk about it all the time and research constantly and ask questions to the doctors and have blog friends all over the world does not mean he is not majorly impacted by all this. He got a free beer glass at the restaurant that we went to yesterday. i appreciated that they didn't ask.

On Southwest they had a promotion where dads get a free drink when they show a photo of their kids. We flew Southwest on Saturday, rather than Sunday, but i wonder what they would have said if we show them these.

Thanks for stopping by.

17 comments:

donna said...

Hee hee! I think they look just like you both!

Our Journey... said...

I think the FB message was a great idea... hopefully it made him happy. Excited for your round starting in Aug!

Michele said...

happy father's day to carlos... if does impact our hubbies. i think a lot of people down play how men are impacted, but this is a 2 way street.

sending you guys warm thoughts...

sassy said...

Haha, you should have shown them!! Very cute, the facebook message...

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Best of luck as you continue your parenthood journey.

*ICLW*

ryanandjoesmom said...

Hi Gabby - found you through ICLW. This is my first time being an ICLW'er as well and I am finding a lot of new blogs. Hope your break until August is good for you mind and body. I am very sorry about your loss. It really sucks.

I really appreciated your comment you made about Carlos. I also wonder what my hubby is thinking. Definitely not something he always.. errr... ever wants to discuss so it makes me wonder if he ever thinks about it.

Best of luck and I look forward to reading more.

twoweekwait said...

Thats cute about the facebook message :)

Tina said...

You should show SouthWest the pictures!

I try to get J (the husband) to open up about all that has happened, but it can be difficult at times. I think it was very sweet of you to send him the FB message.

Tina
ICLW

Melissa G said...

Hello there! Welcome to ICLW! It really is a fantastic community we have here.

What you said about the way your husband handles IF is soooo true. My husband has bad days every once in a while and I forget that just because he doesn't have a blog, doesn't mean he doesn't think about it everyday.

Thanks for sharing your story, best wishes with your upcoming FET in August.

Beautiful Mess said...

Happy ICLW! Southwest SHOULD have give yo a free drink by showing those photos. I would have if I was an attendant! Good luck with your cycle in August!
*HUGS/ICLW*

Lisa RM said...

Good luck on a happier dad's day next year.

ICLW

Mama-Beans said...

Happy ICLW!! LOVE the facebook message, I hope it made him happy!!

Sabrina

Hope Endures said...

I hope the Facebook message made him happy! I think it was a cute idea. And I love the idea of showing the pics to Southwest!! ;)

(ICLW)

Wishing 4 One said...

I love the message from your embabies to Carlos, too cute! How cool about the glass, can u imagine them seeing that pic, I would have loved to see the look on their face!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I have often pondered the impact this journey has had on my Beloved. He holds up so well and is my strength, but I worry that he may be internalizing it too much. But maybe I'm giving him credit for things he's simply oblivious to.

Good luck with your FET in August!

~ ICLW

courtney said...

I'm so glad Aug. 12th is your transfer date too! I hope we're both plenty good and knocked up by the end of August!
And, I think that is a really good idea, a happy father's day card from the frozen emby's. I may have to do a belated one.
Keep us posted! I start BCP yesterday, how about you?

pumpkinseed said...

Aug is right around the corner, that's when my next cycle is too. Good luck with your FET. I know I would not be able to have gone through the things I have without my dh - he's there - not always in words and not always showing it but he's there.