Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A few updates

Just some random updates for today. Short and sweet.

1) An article for some thought: http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article3041127.ece

2) We are still staying in touch with Belinda and that continues to go well. Brad gives her updates and when I feel up to it, she and I chat. Mostly we talk about the shared experience of a donor cycle and how society views it, but we also talk about more common topics such as family, work and life .

3) I met with the "secondary infertility" lady and it went really well. We hit if off right from the beginning. She has a warm and thoughtful personality and understands how wonderfully fortunate she is to have one child - something she didn't appreciate as much until her recent failures while trying for number two (her first came relatively easily).

4) Only 2 days left until the days start getting longer! I know the official solstice this year is on the 22nd (at 1:14 AM) but I am hoping that the 22nd will still be longer than the 21st. I choose to live!

5) As so many people have pointed out in the comments of the previous post (thank you!), today is my birthday. I won't mention my age, but I was born in 1967. Brad and I took the day off and it will be mostly leisure. My only requirement for the day is that we go for a nice long walk during day light hours. It has been a good day so far (it is 11 AM) and I am feeling thankful for all the wonderful things in my life - good friends (both IRL an online), a wonderful husband and with a little luck a third (or 7th if you count the pets) member of our family on his/her way.


16 comments:

katedaphne said...

Kami -- Wishing you a very very happy birthday. I hope you have a loverly day today. You deserve it! Love, Kate

hope548 said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Lori said...

Happy birthday, Kami! Since your birthday is on the cusp of Winter, I guess you can say you usher in the light.

And I'm wondering what you thought of the article...

Babe* said...

Happy Birthday!!!

meg said...

Happy birthday Kami. And I like that the midwife makes house calls, that is awesome.

Yodasmistress said...

I thoght that perhaps I was the *only* person in the Blog-O-Sphere looking forward to the Winter Solstice! It is a happy, happy event in my book! So happy in fact, that in many years I put up a Winter Solstice Tree to celebrate! ;-)

I read the article in the link. I have a lot of thoughts but really (for me) it boils down to something relatively simple. I don't think of donor gametes any differently than adoption. Some parents chose to disclose and some do not. And there are a variety of different avenues that can be taken by the ones who do chose to disclose. I truly believe that whatever choice is made by the parents, they ARE doing it with the best of intentions. It may turn out not to be the right answer for some of those children. But that does not mean the parents did anything wrong. I am sure they thought about the decision at length and did what they thought was best. Infalibity is no more prevalent among the fertile than the infertile. So cut us some slack already.

Fertilize Me said...

Happy birthday to you!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday Kami!! Enjoy celebrating the 19th anniversary of your 21st year. :)

wifethereof said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!

niobe said...

Happy Birthday! May all your wishes come true.

Irish Girl said...

Happy Birthday!!!

singletracey said...

Happy Belated Birthday My Friend! I hope you got that nice walk!

stacyb said...

happy birthday kami!

Ann said...

I'm glad you guys are still in contact with Belinda. It would be rather awkward to just sort of sever the relationship, wouldn't it?

Happy birthday!

Summer said...

A belated Happy Birthday!

KarenO said...

Aaaaah 67 was a very good year it seems! My birth year too :) Happy belated birthday!