Thursday, 3 January 2008

Creme de la Creme of 2007 -

As many of my readers may or may not know I have been through infertility (12yrs plus) infant (@ 13months old) adoption in Australia, a surprise pregnancy and the subsequent loss at 6 months of this precious daughter , then blessed through the medical marvel of IVF with the triumphant birth of our twins S & J .

I have had many readers comment on either losing their own precious baby (ies) or their struggles with infertility. A little while ago I came across this site

Stirrup Queens and Sperm Palace Jesters
and this post on Jan 1st Creme de la Creme


We've expanded the idea of presenting "the best" to include a post from every blog in the infertility/pregnancy loss/adoption world. This includes those who are the beginning of their journey to those who are in the middle of a hard-won pregnancy to those who are parenting after adoption. Listed below are the best posts of 2007. If you have a blog that chronicles your experience with infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, or life afterwards and you're not on this list, send a link of your best post from 2007 to and I'll add your blog*. In the meantime, happy reading!


I wanted to share this with my readers as I know many of you personally have or have family/friends and colleagues who may have experienced one or more of the above - adoption, infertility, pregnancy loss. The stories shared are very enlightening and poignant. Some are tear jerkers that I have read already but they are also full of hope and the enduring spirit of people who have done it tough. I am sure we all know someone. There are stories for men too ... a very clever one .

here is my contribution hopefully ... Pondering the view outside my window .I have yet to add my full story to my blog but I will soon ... I am the procrastination Queen.

Thanks to kwout for the screen shot and for Sue at Blogging Sueblimely for introducing me to this awesome tool.

8 comments :

Von said...

Hi there,
Lovely to meet you. Thanks for dropping by. Loved your comments and so impressed by your spirit after such a journey.
I am now 18 weeks pregnant with twins so will be coming back to surf your blog to see how you coped........
Slightly daunting but I can't wait.

jennifer said...

I'll email this link to a friend who has struggled with several losses. Thanks!

MAGIRK said...

I am new to your blog, having found you through Missy over at It's Almost Naptime.

I've enjoyed reading your posts, and hope you won't mind me sticking around.

We, also, conceived through IVF, and I gave birth to our twins (boy & girl) in 2006. IVF took its toll on me in big ways, and I will never attempt it again.

Thanks for sharing this information. I've enjoyed reading your story as well, looking forward to your documenting it more on your blog when you do (believe me! I know about procrastination too!).

Badness Jones said...

I just went and read your old post...it was sad and uplifting at the same time. Life is so full of 'what-if's....I guess that's why choice is sometimes taken out of our hands...I would have chosen another little girl, and then I would have missed out on all the joy of this boy I've been given...but it's hard not to wonder sometimes, and I haven't suffered any of the pain of infertility or loss...I just need to count my blessings. Beautiful post.

Badness Jones said...

I just went and read your old post...it was sad and uplifting at the same time. Life is so full of 'what-if's....I guess that's why choice is sometimes taken out of our hands...I would have chosen another little girl, and then I would have missed out on all the joy of this boy I've been given...but it's hard not to wonder sometimes, and I haven't suffered any of the pain of infertility or loss...I just need to count my blessings. Beautiful post.

xavier2001 said...

Thanks for the nice comments on my blog, I'll have to read through your archives and gather up some parenting tips, I'm on my way to read your creme de la creme post now!

Kellan said...

I am always very aware of how lucky I have been with the conception and healthy births of all of my children. I think it is so wonderful to have these sites that offer hope and support and guidance. Thanks for sharing this. Take care - Kellan

baby~amore' said...

thanks Von - congratulations and I hope you do.

Jennifer - thank you I wish you friend all the best and a happy 2008.

Hi Magirk - I didn't find IVF that daunting but I am glad you had a wonderful result too. I hav eadded you to my rss

Thanks for your kind words Badness - Bad is real charmer by the way.I love your spin on things.

Xavier - thanks for stopping by Drew and Livi are so adorable.

Kellan - thank you again for your words of support.

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