This week (April 24-May 1) has been National Infertility Awareness Week.
I haven't written much about it because it's such a raw subject still, and because we've been talking about attempting another baby - but it took 5 years to get pregnant with Acorn, so it makes one wonder whether trying is even worth the effort.
Rather than scooping out my soul to slather it in words on this page, let me give you a few links:
What If (the question that sticks around in your head all the time when you're dealing with infertility)
Faces of Infertility (a little slide show from @mammaincredible to go with that question of hers).
The post I wrote on why having a baby doesn't mean infertility goes away (this one got me in trouble with my mother-in-law, who took it personally)
the post where I talk about the Pagan community and infertility, and wherein I started trying to heal those old wounds. Though, with a little more time and perspective (just a bit over 2 years later), I can say that the scars left behind are as painful as the original wounds...but at least I'm not bleeding all over the floor every time I move. I can go to baby showers, and hold other people's children....which I'd stopped doing prior to Acorn.
There's a link in that last post to a site I started for Pagans dealing with infertility, adoption, and loss. It crashed at some point in the midst of the medical drama with Acorn, but I started earlier this week working on a new version, which I hope to have live by the end of May.
With that, I think it's time to go home and hug my kid.