Infertility and adoption on the Super Bitter Infertiles podcast

September 14, 2012

in Adoptee, Infertility

Pee on all the thingsI got to be part of a podcast recently with the Super Bitter Infertiles. As part of her Faces of ALI series,  JJiraffe interviewed me, along with Mo and Cristy (Shelley was on vacation and I didn’t get to “meet” her).

We laughed, we cried. It was better than Cats.

The gals chat first about TTC (trying to conceive) stuff, then I join the party at 44:00 for about 25 minutes.

We talk about:

  • Why I don’t blog in real time when significant storylines in my life are unfolding.
  • The hard-stop of my TTC  journey and how it almost killed me. But didn’t!
  • What two things I did to survive my failure-to-thrive period.
  • The book that put me back in the driver’s seat, family-building-wise.
  • How to avoid splitting-the-baby.
  • How — and why — I embraced open adoption.

The gals then top off the podcast dishing about Snooki, Holly Madison, Honey Boo Boo’s mama, a Kardashian (the one whose name starts with a K), Megan Fox, and a bunch of other names that I can legitimately put in this post and thusly show up more often in search engines. Thanks, ladies!

How do they make bitter so fun?

(Available for download on iTunes, as well.)

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Mel September 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm

That is so cool! I have to go listen.

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Jjiraffe September 15, 2012 at 1:38 am

It was such a privilege and honor to interview you: you bring such depth, knowledge and reason to a subject so few understood. Thank you for taking your message to the pod waves :)

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Mo September 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

JJ said it better than I ever could. You rock!

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Kelly September 15, 2012 at 8:59 pm

That was a great podcast! I’m eagerly awaiting your book. I love how you talked about getting over our insecurities for the health of our children. On the outside, I have been “pretending” that I don’t have any (personal) insecurities about our open adoption, but I really do on the inside. I’m working on having my pretend self convince my inner self to see the light. :) It gets a little better every day though….

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a September 15, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Trying to figure out when I can devote 1.25 hours to listening! It sounds veeeerrrry interesting.

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Geochick September 16, 2012 at 11:36 am

Very cool! I’ll have to check it out.

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Gaby September 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Lori, I heard the podcast and your voice sounds just like I imagined it. Weird, huh? I wanted to let you know that I finally posted the response to the article on magical thinking. I don’t expect you to link it but I wanted you to know. It makes me a little nervous because I tend to write about personal stories and try to stay away from writing just on convictions. I have yet to have a mean comment in the two years I’ve been blogging (I know, rare, right?) but I really felt compelled to respond that there is a middle ground between “God made this child just for me” and “God has nothing to do with this.” You may still disagree with me, but I hope at least you can “hear” in my words the sorrow I felt at those comments made in the article.

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Cristy September 17, 2012 at 11:27 pm

I’m with Mo and Jjirafe: it was wonderful “meeting” you! Thank you for a wonderful conversation. It’s one I will always treasure.

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loribeth September 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I have their blog bookmarked & started listening to the first podcast a few days ago; need to get back to it again soon (& listen to your episode too!). Brilliant idea!

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