Wednesday, June 18, 2008

J&K+8 (take 2) and a decision

Its very important to me that I am careful of people's feelings. That being said, I would like to clarify my opinion about the Jon and Kate Plus 8 episode that I referenced below.

My opinion was this: I understand that to anyone TTC for a month or for years, it can seem like an eternity. But it simply didn't make sense to me that 6 months would be described as "hard work" when, as an IF couple, they know (and she does admit to knowing later) that most IF couples face more than 6 months of TTC.

All that aside, as woman TTC, whether it be with IF, without IF, with problems or without problems, we all struggle. And I would NEVER ever ever want to trivialize anyone's struggle. It breaks my heart to watch my friends try to get pregnant. I pray constantly for people in my life, people I have met on The Nest, people that I meet in passing that have shared their TTC stories with me. It would never be my intent to indicate that their struggle or journey isnt important.

Ok, enough on that. Thanks again for all the feedback on the blog, I appreciate it all.

And if you're still reading, Dan and I have made a decision. After discussing with my RE, we are postponing the lap procedure. Basically, the alternative option he gave me is to monitor me for 2 months to see if I ovulate on the un-blocked side. Im taking this option. I cant verbalize it properly right now, but I just am not ready for the lap. More to come on this.


Angie said...

Shannon, I wish I had your strength with everything you are going through right now. You always find the positive in everything. You will be a mommy soon, and you will be a great mommy! I heart you!

♥RedRose101307♥ said...

i wish you good luck shan, you truly deserve it. someday very soon will be your day! ((hugs))

hopefaithlove said...

Shannon you were totally allowed to have your opinions on that matter. You are such a sweetie.

GL with trying on the unblocked side. On a side note I conceived DD only on one ovary so it could work. Not sure why it is not working for me now, but that is a different story.

AGAIN GL! Praying for you

lovealways6565 said...

shan shan.. your opinion is your opinion.. it doesnt matter what everyone else says.. and i agree with you on what you said.. everyone is different.. and soon you will be blessed with the most wonderful baby =) My fingers are crossed for you chicka and i hopw and pray this is your month.. =)

Shannon said...

I agree with the others...You are allowed to have your own opinion. I honestly didn't think you were Kate and her struggles down. You personally know the trials that TTC brings, and have brought some much postitive spirit to the Nest(and I'm sure to your friends IRL). I too felt like the show had made 'light' of the struggles with TTC.

I'm sure it was difficult coming to the decision about the LAP, but it sounds like a great decision for you and Dan right now.

Thanks again for the book recomendation....the book isn't in Chapters right now but I'm going to order it on line and hopefully get it soon.
Thanks again girl! You truly are a great 'friend' and I know that one day you WILL make a great mother. I really believe that.
I heart you ((hugs))

Ro said...

Shannon, I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and that I'm really rooting for you. I admire your strength and your faith. Thanks for being a support to me and to others.

((hugs)) from Wed

Stephanie said...

I'm glad you came to a decision about the lap. I pray for you all the time, I pray that the 2 months of monitoring will show good things for you.