At some point (I don’t know exactly when but soon) we will be re-embarking on our (in)fertility journey. It’s been almost a year, and we are more or less ready. The physical, emotional, and financial scars have healed as much as they are going to heal. It is simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying, as these things always seem to be. I have done a lot of soul searching, thinking, wishing, meditating, dreaming and praying about this decision. It still feels right for us to pursue treatment (IVF). The day that it doesn’t feel right is the day we stop and examine our other options. But, for now, this is where we are at.

I blogged about IVF #1 after it was over. This time around, I am thinking about keeping a private blog for myself, and starting a new Twitter account where I can talk about all things IVF and infertility related. Sometimes I will pull posts from the private blog and post them on this blog. I think this is a good compromise, because, as I have talked about before, I prefer that this blog not be solely about infertility.

In terms of Twitter, I really miss Twitter and the wonderful community I became a part of a couple of years ago. It’s been awhile since I was truly active via my normal account. I still pop on every now and then and read my timeline, but I started pulling away before we started our first cycle of IVF. I can’t remember exactly why I stopped tweeting. I think it was a combination of feeling overwhelmed by my own life’s circumstances, and also feeling like I had a lot of Debbie Downer shit to say. So I kinda just slithered away.

For these reasons, I have decided to start a new Twitter handle where I plan on blabbing as much as I want about everything infertility-related and IVF-related. If you would like to follow along, my handle is @LifeandIVF. Again, this will be an account devoted to infertility and this new journey with (hopefully) some every day life stuff thrown in, too. I am definitely keeping my other handle. Even though it’s “on hiatus” indefinitely, I would love to get back to tweeting on that account at some point. I am just not sure when.

Thank you to the readers and friends who have stuck around over the years. I have learned so much from all of you, and I am forever grateful.

Here we go again.




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    Chanel Jibal

    March 20, 2013

    I think this is wonderful news!!! I really hope good things come of this IVF restart cycle! yay! I'm so so so so excited for you guys. I have my first appointment at the fertility clinic this weekend (I'm not infertile that I know of, just married to a woman ). We will proably be going with IUI. I'm actually really nervous because I always think…what if it doesn;t work. I'll be following your new Twitter though. 🙂

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    honey my heart

    March 20, 2013

    sending you love as you begin this next round. i'm also following along on twitter 🙂

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    March 21, 2013

    I'll be thinking of you! So happy for you that you are starting up again. I hope you will have great news to share very soon!!!! And glad to have you back to twitter and blogging. I've missed reading your posts!

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    March 21, 2013

    Sending positive vibes your way!

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    March 21, 2013

    @Chanel: Chanel!!!! Oh my goodness, I am so excited for you and your wife! Please let me know how it goes, and I am here if you have any questions. Sending positive thoughts and some baby dust, too. xo

    @honey my heart: Thank you, Jella! You're the sweetest. <3

    @Jodi: Thank you so much, Jodi! It feels great to be back!

    @J: Yay, thank you, J!!

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    March 22, 2013

    Sending you love and hugs. Step by step…isn't just the name of a NKOTB song.

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    Amanda @ The Fix-Its

    March 22, 2013

    I am SO EXCITED for you. I'll be cheering you on! I'm staring at my little IVF miracle right now. xoxo