Sunday, June 28, 2009

with one string

cloisters
I've been avoiding writing about it or even thinking about it, but it looks like we're going to do another IVF cycle with the help of our wonderful surrogate, Trish. Check out her blog if you want more details. (eta: if you stop by Trish's blog, please leave her a comment -- even if it's just to say hello or good luck. Being a surrogate can be such a difficult and often misunderstood role and I know that your support would mean a lot to her.)

I'm not feeling exactly optimistic (I know you're shocked), but, as Saskia reminds me, "There's always hope."

I hear it's somewhere in Arkansas. Or hanging in one of the galleries at the Tate.

35 comments:

My Reality said...

It did work before. . .

Fingers crossed, Niobe.

k@lakly said...

I thiunk that's exccellent news! I will hope with you and for you, for as beautiful an ending as you have with Cole. Or more aptly, a beautiful beginning.
xxoo

Maggie said...

My fingers are crossed that you are just as blessed the second time around...

Aurelia said...

I'm hoping so much for you!!

Kymberli said...

I have hope for you guys. Let there be another smoothly sailed journey from start to finish.

Magpie said...

Thinking good thoughts for you all.

mayberry said...

Gulp. Yes--thinking good thoughts, lots of them.

Yolanda (the callipygian chronicle) said...

Yes.

flutter said...

So I will feel optimistic for you.

Kristin said...

Like I told Liv a little while back, if you can't be hopeful right now, I will hold onto the positive thoughts and hopes for you.

Lavender Luz said...

Joining the cheer squad of well wishers.

How exciting (and terrifying)!

Sunny said...

Congratulations!! Wishing you all the best of luck on the cycle.

If it helps narrow down your search, hope is not here in Seattle with me.

Lindsay said...

I have enjoyed reading this blog from beginning to current. Your penchant for honesty and willingness to expose things you may still be processing creates a raw tension and you come through as very beautiful inside, and if I imagine correctly, out.
I am inspired by your story and pleased that unlike a book, it isn't over.
I'll be checking in.

My deepest thanks,
Lindsay

missedconceptions said...

Wow! It would be totally out of character for you to be optimistic, Niobe.

lifecanbeashit said...

That is wonderful news!
Hugs
xxx

Betty M said...

We will feel optimistic for you. Hope it all goes really well.

Smiling said...

Wow - yay!! oh new journeys are really exciting, even if we start them with a bit of bated breathe. I am excited for you and your family.

dj said...

Just yesterday I was thinking about this. My lips/keyboard are sealed until the good doubleing beta...

angie said...

sending many positive vibes...with love.

Heather said...

Thinking of you- hoping that it works as beautifully as last time.

Amanda said...

Wonderful, wonderful news!!

christina(apronstrings) said...

scary but exciting!

Aunt Becky said...

I knew it. I KNEW it. I'm so pleased, niobe. I'm so happy. And hopeful.

Furrow said...

Wow, wow, wow! I was wondering if you were moving on this yet. So exciting!

melka said...

Maybe it's that golden age, exploration heyday infused in this city where I've landed; maybe it's the restaurant around the corner from me, bearing this name, that I've been meaning to try.

But do keep in mind the Kaap de Goede Hoop: "the psychologically important point where one begins to travel more eastward than southward."

Thinking of you, with an alchemy of geography and language and hope.

leanne said...

Wow. Best wishes! Sending some hope your way...

leanne

Rhea said...

Good luck. We are transfering in august ourself

calliope said...

fanTAStic!! This made me so happy to read. off to say hi to Trish...

Bluebird said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you! I know it's no walk in the park, but I do have to say that I would *love* to use a surrogate. DH isn't there quite yet, but . . .

Regardless. That's wonderful news.

painted maypole said...

hoping with with you...

Motel Manager said...

I'm psyched for you and keeping my fingers crossed for much success for all of you....

Tash said...

Sorry I'm late to this . . .

Eep!

(Trish is cool with the blue language, yes?)

Life in Eden said...

Thinking lots of good thoughts for you.

Brandy said...

I am so behind on my commenting but wanted you know that I'm still out here and reading.

That's fantastic! I will be reading and thinking about you and will most definitely comment on Trish's blog. Good luck!

Amelie said...

wow, Niobe. Best of luck!