Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Donor Unknown airing on PBS in the US

The documentary "Donor Unknown" about the adult children of a common sperm donor finding each other and their anonymous father will be airing in the US this week as part of PBS's Independent Lens film program.  You can find more info and when it will be airing at

I was able to catch this last spring when it was showing online and found it be very interesting.  If you watch it I'd love to hear what you thought.  I plan on watching it again and this time I will be sure to share my thoughts as well. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Toes at the edge of the cliff

..... and I'm about to take the leap into trying for another baby.

I had a phone consult with the RE 2 months ago and finished all of the blood work that she wanted.  I put off trying two months ago because I didn't want to deal with the stress of trying to get my labs in order in less than a week.  I then skipped last month because I was most likely going to be out of state during ovulation.  I still have to pay for the cycle and order the swimmers but next month will be the one.  Yikes!  Yes, there has also been some procrastinating.  How different from last time around when I would have done anything to make time speed up so I could get moving.

Quite a few newish SMC moms in blog world are currently debating adding to their families or in the process of making it happen.  I've really appreciated that they have been blogging through their thoughts because it's really helped me feel less alone (and crazy!) for considering the same.  I've been meaning to return the favor/pay it forward and talk about my own thought process around trying for another child but have been finding it difficult to sit with my thoughts long enough to compose something worth reading. I expect to have lots more to say but for now I wanted to put this out there as a jumping off point for more in depth navel gazing.

Unrelated but Good Grief am I annoyed that I'm unable to comment on a bunch of blogs!