Sunday, June 14, 2009


There is a group of women for whom life is not what they thought it would be. They have had their dreams of motherhood cut short, never getting to meet their child(ren). They are the TTCAL(Trying to Conceive after a Loss) women. I know that there are many many women who are TTCAL, but the ones that I have come to love are the TTCAL girls on the

This is such an amazing group of super-supportive women. I should know, I had been on the board for the past 5 months before recently graduating to the SAL (success after a loss) board. When you consider how much we share with each other... all the TMI details of what's going on inside our bodies, and the secrets we tell that we'd never tell to our IRL friends, we are probably closer, better friends than most people who see each other face to face on a regular basis. I'll be perfectly honest... I miss my TTCAL girls.

Oh, it's not that I can't go back and visit... and I do. I lurk constantly. But, I also remember being on that board, and depending on the day, and how my life was going, it could be really tough to see pg women comment on posts. Granted, the ones who I'd gotten to know, who came back from SAL to make the occasional post, I was happy to see. They are my friends and I am happy for them. But, on the occasion that a pg woman came and posted, and I had no idea who she was, and I was feeling particularly glum that day, it was really difficult to see that little baby ticker. I don't want to be that person for some of the newer TTCAL girls.

So, I guess this is just a shout out to the amazing TTCAL girls on the Bump. You Rock! and Ellen would be lucky to have us TTCAL and SAL girls on her show!!!


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