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Wednesday, 19 September 2007


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Goof luck!


And shortly thereafter we'll get to meet your daughter, and there will be many people exhaling and smiling, and adding many exclamation points to comments - happy for your crossing over.

You may count me among them - best wishes to you and your family. (!)

cat, galloping

good luck!

Urban Chick

that you see your good fortune as a gift is itself a great gift

i'm not saying it makes parenting any less hard, but not a day goes by when i don't think to myself 'these are the children i thought i would never have - lucky me'

looking forward to hearing the news of your 'crossing over' too



Very best of luck. Will be thinking of you.

I started out adding random people to my "infertility, miscarriage, adoption" group in bloglines but now I have a few random IVF people who I actually keep getting mixed up with each other (is she the one who's had five cycles? or no cycles? one miscarriage or three?) so I now tend to add people either to Parents or, well, pre-parents who are either British, or in the UK, or have adopted/are adopting from foster care rather than from overseas, or have miscarriage as their primary issue.

There are of course some very important exceptions - petite anglaise goes under Parents, as do quite a few really nice people who have no fertility issues but who I know and/or like a lot, such as geepeemum; Julie is just fabulous; and there are some other people who also just write really well or somehow speak to me, despite having very little in common with them.

(Your other blog is still up there too, in the first category)


gorgeous post, can't wait to see a picture of the famous little miss myself :)



Thinking of you today and tomorrow (and the day after that too, I suppose!) and wishing you an easy recovery and a delightfully sleepy baby!

I'm so excited to read about just who this Pob character turns out to be!

Ms. C

Ok, now that I've stopped crying (cuz holy shit, pregnancy is doing a number on my emotions)...
I wish for you only wonderful things in your future with your little girl. Thank you so much for sharing your entire journey with us- I hope you will continue to do so. It will be such a pleasure to move you in my blogroll.

My Reality

Good luck.


Hey - good luck for tomorrow. And yes - wouldn't it be good to move that whole damn list into a happier category. If only wishes were horses. Or babies.



will be thinking of you as you make the fantastic leap of categories!
You have always been inspiring and I can't wait to hear about your new adventures.

Mary Ellen

Good luck Dear Thalya!


I'm so glad that you are making it into the other category tomorrow. You've been through so much for so long. Of course I am sad that I'm not hopping over there with you but when one of us wins, it feels like a win for the whole team. Enjoy spending tomorrow giving your little girl all the love you've had saved up for years.


It seems impossible that so much has happened in the past two years. I am overjoyed for you, and so grateful to have seen this all unfold. I will be thinking of you tomorrow, and cannot wait to meet your (real! live!) daughter.


I've got tears in my eyes reading this. You have waited so long for your turn, Thalia, and now, it's finally arrived. Good luck to you tomorrow. Prepare yourself to be transformed by a depth of love you never thought you would be capable of. I'll be thinking of you...


Good Luck Thalia! You say you don't deserve it any more than any of your fellow travelers but you don't deserve it any less, that's for sure!
Enjoy, soak it in . . . I'm looking forward to seeing your posts as a new mother.


Hi - I'm a lurker from Scotland, I've never posted before but I stumbled across your blog a couple of weeks before you fell pregnant with POB, when I was doing a bit of research on endometriosis. I have no children and it's hard to tell at the moment how hard it will be for me to conceive, but I just wanted to say that although I've never met you, it's been amazing to read your posts over the last 39 weeks. They have been witty, candid and written with tangible emotional honesty and I really hope you will find some time to continue posting! I am so excited on your behalf and I wish you, H and the passenger the very best of luck for tomorrow and all it brings. Much love, Molly xxx


that is the most perfect birthday-eve post i can imagine. i loved hearing your perspective. i think it clarifies things for me that i will likely be feeling but probably too overwhelmed to absorb.

congratulations on your graduation into the next category. you're going to be fantastic!!


Just so incredibly thrilled for you. I can't wait to read your birth story. All the best!

Sunny Jenny

We can't wait to meet your daughter either! Your story gives us hope and encouragement! Take lots of mental notes and make sure to tell us everything! You're in my thoughts and prayers!


What a beautiful post. Your writing is always a joy to read; you truly have a gift with words.

I am so thrilled for you, Thalia - thrilled that you were able to experience pregnancy, thrilled that you will soon meet your daughter for the very first time! What a wonderful, exciting ride you're in for. And when you get your first smile from your daughter, all the effort you and H put into getting pregnant will seem completely worthwhile. The first time you hear her laugh, you'll KNOW it was worthwhile.

From meeting you in NYC, I had a bit of "survivor's guilt", but I am truly ecstatic to be wishing you the very best in your daughter's birth tomorrow. How precious for you and H! Everything's crossed for smooth sailing. Good luck!


That feeling, the one of being lucky and it being a gift, it doesn't go away. And it never should.

Good luck tomorrow! I'm so happy for you.


You're going to meet your daughter tomorrow. How incredibly magical it sounds! Best wishes, Thalia. It's also a gift for us to be a witness of this wonderful voyage of yours.


Thalia - this is a wonderful post. I am so looking forward to hearing about your daughter.

Good luck tomorrow.



What a beautiful post - you've got me tearing up. I am thrilled for you to be meeting POB so soon - may everything go as smoothly as possible. I will be thinking of you tomorrow.

Happy Almost-Birthday, POB! Can't wait to meet you!


I've been following you a very long time and got pregnant (on 4th IVF/ICSI) attempt just after you announced your big news, but I quickly miscarried and got thrown back into the category I know so well. I'm a lurker, but I have truly enjoyed following your pregnancy. It gives me hope. Not hope that I'll get pregnant, as I'm beginning to think my fertility treatments may be a thing of the past. But hope in general. It helps me to not become embittered to know that there are people out there who've been rewarded for doing the things I did. It didn't work for me, but it wasn't dumb to try. Something like that. And I can take vicarious pleasure from your good fortune, which helps me see that life isn't always disappointing.

Anyway, what I mostly wanted to say is that I'm so happy for you. You've been a huge help to me along the way, and you deserve every bit of happiness that tomorrow will bring. Good luck, and I look forward to reading more about your big day.


I'm so excited for you. Can't wait to hear about POB.


Wow. The time has come. It's so exciting! I can't wait to see the photos!
Wishing POB a smooth landing and you a wonderful birth experience...

Rachel Inbar

I can't wait to hear how the meeting goes :-) I got all teary-eyed reading your post. Good luck tomorrow! I'll be thinking about you.


Thalia, best of luck! Can't wait to hear about your first face-to-face meeting with POB!


I am nothing short of thrilled for you and your crossover. Good luck - I hope all is smooth and uneventful - and that you relish how your daughter will light up your world.


Thalia, wishing you a hearty mazal tov in advance! How exciting! I can't wait to see pics of your beautiful girl. *hugs*

Betty M

I am so excited for you and H and indeed for POB herself. I am very glad to see you make the journey between categories and I hope you will continue to tell us your story. Even as I stamp my foot with frustration at the difficulties of parenthood I remember how long the journey took and how blessed and frankly lucky I was. You are so right that it is a gift. I will be thinking of you all tomorrow. xx


Happy Birth, Sweet Girl.


Brimming with tears here...

Much luck and love to you for tomorrow. It's been a long time coming in deed. I'm glad to have followed along with you and thank you for following along with me.


What Flicka said. I'm beyond thrilled for you, sweetie, and so honored to have been able to support you thus far. I hope everything tomorrow is pure joy. Lots of love to you and H, friend :)


I have only commented once before over a year ago but have read your blog for ages and have been so thrilled for you throughout this pregnancy. Will be thinking of you and the amazing day you and H are going to have tomorrow. Just really happy for you and wanted to say so.


Thalia, that was beautiful. I am so thrilled for you to be able to move into that category, and so happy for you when I think that you will finally meet your daughter tomorrow. I will be thinking of you and praying that all goes exactly as it should. Can't wait to hear all about her!


Good luck tomorrow! And thank you for being such a source of support for so many of us in blogland. I am so thrilled that you are finally crossing over to the other side.

(PS I wanted to leave some last minute c-section wisdom but all I can think of is to bring hand lotion. Hospital hand soap is very drying and you'll be washing your hands with it for several days.)


Wow, tomorrow!! Eee! I'm so excited for you!


Thalia...good luck tomorrow. I will be thinking of you!

Ms. Planner

Thank you for this post, Thalia.

I scrolled through your list of "Been There Done That" and it gave me hope. Authors often write of infertility being a temporary state (painful but not permanent). Your blog listings are testament to that assertion.

Good luck tomorrow.


If Pob has only half the grace and beauty and compassion and intelligence of her mother, she will still be a paragon amongst women.

Crying for both you and me, sweetie. I will be thinking good thoughts for you and H and Pob tomorrow.


Good Luck! I will be thinking about you tomorrow! :)


I'm all teary now. It brings up how I felt on the eve of P's first birthday, which is when it finally dawned on me (even after all this time) that a year prior I met my daughter for the first time. My daughter. It is still so strange to say. I'm so very pleased it's a sentence you are able to say too.

Good luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you.

Jo in Utah

Prayers and good thoughts that all goes well tomorrow.


Good luck tomorrow!


You and your new family will be in my thoughts tomorrow.


That was so well put, Thalia. Good luck to you tomorrow, I'll be thinking of you. You will never be the same (in a good way).


If anyone deserved this wondrous gift, it is you, dear Thalia. You've waited so long and been through so much...speaking for those of us who never got to move categories, I couldn't be happier for you.

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