Sunday, August 21, 2011

Welcome from ICLW!!!

Hello and welcome! My name is April. I'm married to P and we just celebrated our 4th anniversary this week. I have a 12 year old step-daughter, The Young'un. We have been trying to have our first child together for 4 years. We have two dogs, Indy and Bruno.

We are currently on a break because of ear surgery for me that will hopefully be coming soon to repair a ruptured ear drum It's a long story, but it's somewhere in the archives, I promise. We recently found out that the ex-wife is expecting a child in February and it's been driving me to drink since. I'm coming to terms with it slowly.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to poke around the archives!

Happy ICLW!

19 comments:

endoandbeyond said...

Happy ICLW! This is my first experience and what a great idea to write a summary post. I hope your ear surgery goes well and looking forward to reading more :)

Andria said...

Good luck with your ear surgery, fingers crossed for a BFP on the other side!

Hilary said...

good luck with your ear... you poor thing!

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tracey said...

Ouch on the ear! And my niece just went thru the same thing TTC with an ex also TTC...added lots of stress.
Hi. I’m Tracey from the Fertility Daily (ICLW # 56).
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Good luck and I hope your baby dreams come true.

Oak said...

Happy ICLW, I'll drink with you if that makes you feel better. And if I were you, I too would be drinking. Damn ex-wife. I'm lucky my husband's ex is no where in our vicinity or I'm pretty sure I'd be in rehab by now.

ICLW #44

Kate said...

oh, the ex is expecting. Oh, yay. Sorry you have to deal with this.

Emby said...

I am sorry you are having to deal with all of this at once. I am sure it is so hard to hear that the ex is pregnant. And, you may not want to hear this, but you should just keep telling yourself that she did not get pregnant to spite you. She may have been trying for a while too. I find myself sometimes having to tell myself things like that and I think it does help me.

I hope that your ear surgery goes well. Happy belated birthday!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Praying that your ear surgery goes well and that you heal quickly...

ICLW

Lavender Luz said...

That sounds like a lot to deal with, the pregnancy of someone you're tied to.

On top of ear pain :-(.

Wishing you an easy surgery and a soon forthcoming BFP!

ICLW #28

donordiva.com said...

I can't imagine what is like for the ex-wife to be pregnant when you desperately want to be pregnant. For me it is my extremely fertile family. I love when they tell me they are done and then pop out more kids.

I hope your surgery goes well!

Heather said...

my condolances. For the ex wife and the ear. :(

Peg said...

Hang in there! Hope the ear surgery is successful. It's always hard to see others get something in their life that you have been struggling for. Having it be the ex is particularly hard. I'm impressed that you are putting your step daughter's need first. Life just isn't fair sometimes. Sorry.

Anna said...

Happy ICLW!

I am so pleased to have met you through this experience.

I also appreciate your honesty in admitting that you've been led to drink. Ha! Hoping acceptance and a BFP will come your way soon :)

Kelley said...

Dropping by for ICLW and I would drink LOTS too if I got the news you did. My husband always tells me we can't compare our situation to others. I agree to get him off my back but inside I think "I will compare away!" It is human nature.

JustHeather said...

Good luck on your ear surgery.
I'm sorry to hear about the ex, I know I'd be upset too.
Happy ICLW!

Kristin said...

Happy ICLW. Hope the ear surgery takes care of the problem.

ICLW #19

MoonNStarMommy said...

Good luck with your ear surgery!! Hope you heal quickly and can get back into your TTC ... I have a 7 year old step daughter, I've never met - that's a long vent... I sure hope that you get your BFP soon!! I am sorry that his ex getting pregnant has sent emotions on a roller coaster...

Happy ICLW from # 86 <3

Stacie said...

Wishing you a successful surgery and a quick recovery. Fingers crossed for a BFP for you, too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Damita said...

Good luck :)