Tuesday, March 1, 2011

So Much for Anonymity...

Just a few months back, I was steadfast in my decision to not post any recent pictures of baby G for the world to see (or rather, toddler G!), but I guess my being hellbent on taking RESOLVE's pledge to not be silent about infertility REALLY conflicts with this goal.

Exhibit A:

I know. It's almost comical that we're on TV again. How did this happen? I mean, surely we're not anything unique or special in the world of infertility. We're just...how shall I put this? Media whores, lol.

If you'll recall our Good Morning America appearance from last year, the same doctor who treated us was on that program as well. At that time, it was Good Morning America who initially contacted us as a result of Mr. S' blog and eventually they decided to include our doctor. This time around, it was our local news station on NBC who contacted our clinic regarding their 'shared risk' program and when they needed some patients to interview, my doctor contacted me as she knows we're certainly not camera-averse.  Haha.

Yeah, maybe it's not the most informative piece and quite frankly, it was inaccurate several times (for example, I did not purchase a package of 6 IVFs, but 3 fresh and 3 frozen, however I know they're simplifying it for the general public, so I'll stop splitting hairs), but damn if my little miracle guy wasn't an adorable little ham. 

And, oh my God, could I have said, 'ya know' more? I think I had an entire sentence composed of it. I'm sure speech and drama teachers everywhere cringed, leaving me to ask, "my God, in the hour of footage, why did they choose THAT moment?" (probably because I said 'ya know' constantly anyways)

In other news, FIF is still alive and well! (see below) Despite my intensive recruitment, however, it is limited now to a group of my real-life IF friends and not the expansive cohort of ladies from around the country I had originally hoped for, but nevertheless we are going to have TOO much fun. I'll be sure to post pictures of the ovary headband!

Also, I'm thinking of starting a peer-led support group in my county as one does not exist and I may beg, borrow and steal from more family members for #2. More on that to come!


foxy said...

congrats on going public. Just remember that your voice is our voice, and there there are so many of us who just aren't quite there yet... so Thanks!

I am starting a support group here in my county too. I made flyers and made a Facebook page to promote the group too. I have a feeling that it might be just me, but am so needing some additional 'real' support and hoping that it grows.

Good Luck!

Shelby said...

Foxy, do you mind emailing me the name of your county? I'm pretty sure we don't live in the same one, but I just want to double check to make sure as mine is not a very populous one and I would hate to double up! (I'm already taking a guess on which one your is given the distance)

Sarang said...

You are our Celebrity IF Rockstar, no doubt!


Marnee said...

Hi Shelby,

We loved your entry last year for the "What IF" Blog Challenge. So, we wanted to make sure you knew about the new RESOLVE Blog Challenge! We hope that you will submit a new blog about the biggest infertility myth and how has it effected your life or the life of your friends and family members. Bloggers who submit their blog during the National Infertility Awareness Week (April 24-April 30) will be eligible to win the RESOLVE Hope Award for Best Blog. Please click here for details: http://goo.gl/cFHCI

Thank you,
Marnee Beck
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

P.S. I hope you do start a RESOLVE support group! Email us at info@resolve.org for information!

Shelby said...

I already have an entry written and waiting to be published. Ready to myth bust!! Thanks!