07 December 2006

Infertility conference in Vancouver

If any of you are from Vancouver, an online friend of mine there who is also struggling with IVF told me about a conference being held there this Sunday. She read about it in the local Jewish paper.

It's at The Schara Tzedeck Synagogue, Sunday, 10 December, 10:30am. Dr. Richard Grazi, the director of the Genesis Fertility Clinic in New York and author of the book, Overcoming Infertility: A Guide for Jewish Couples, will be speaking. I haven't read the book, but I've skimmed it. It's a little intimidating - there's so much information! - but what I did read looked helpful.

I read the article, and it looks like the conference is being geared towards specific Jewish issues, but it could be helpful for non-Jews. And it is free, so what could it hurt?

I'm just grateful anything is being done for us poor Western Canadians. We always get left out of the loop. If anyone goes and wants to report back, let me know and I'll let you guest post!

05 December 2006

Outta the blue

*note: baby ment

Funny how our minds work, eh? You can go be going merrily along in life, when *WHAM* - something slaps you to the ground.

That's exactly what happened to me recently. I've been shlepping back and forth to work, passing all sorts of people, including lots of kids in strollers. No problem.

The other day, I passed yet another stroller with yet another cute baby in it. As I always do, I looked down at the child, smiled at the cuteness of it all and was suddenly hit with the strongest emotional slam I've experienced in a long while. My chest felt like I was a Lilliputian and Gulliver just stepped on me, and I started choking up. I spent the rest of my walk home trying not to dissolve in a puddle of tears.

I distracted myself by wondering why that stroller, with that baby suddenly set me off? After so many other strollers just rolled on by with no effect. Brains are weird.