Our Journey

2002 Uterine Fibroid Surgery #1

2003 1st consult with an RE, you know, just in case

2003 Got Married (at 37 (me) & 34 (DH) years old)

2003/2004 Naturally conceived pregnancies BFPs #1, #2, & #3 and miscarriages #1, #2, #3

2005 Uterine Fibroid Surgery #2

2005 IVF #1, BFN #1

2005 IUIs #1 and #2, just because, BFN #2 & #3

2005 FET from IVF #1, BFN #4

2006 Exploratory surgery to remove scar tissue from fibroid sugery #2

2006 IVF #2 (w PGD), BFP #4

2006 Emergency cerclage for IC @ 16w6d (5 months + 1 week of complete bed rest at home ensues)

2007 Our son is born @ 38w by scheduled c-section

2007 IVF #3 for baby #2, BFN #5

2007 IVF #4, BFP #5, miscarriage #4

2008 IVF #5, BFP #6, miscarriage #5

2008 IVF #6, BFP #7, miscarriage #6

2008 DE IVF #7, BFN #6

2009 DEFET #8, cancelled, embryos don't thaw

2010 Decide to adopt domestically

12.17.10 Profile is live with our agency

November 2011 Consult with RE re: donated embryo cycle

Early January 2012 Cleared to proceed with deFET

January 2012 Freeze our profile

1.20.12 deFET begins
2.12.12 eSET of one compacted morula
2.22.12 BFN

3.23.12 deFET #2 begins
4.14.12 transfer 3 embryos (1-8 cell, 1-5 cell, 1-4 cell)
4.22.12 + HPT
4.24.12 Beta #1 = 48.4
4.26.12 Beta #2 = 125.7
4.30.12 Beta #3 = 777.8
5.11.12 1st U/S - Singleton!
7.12.12 It's a Boy!
12.26.12 C-section: Baby G is born, 9#5oz, 20.5"

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Stats to Date – July 2011

I got the number of birth mother presentations for July from our agency (and one day early, too).  They are again, dismal.

July – 1 (actually they showed our profile to 0 birth mothers in July, but reported the one they’ve shown so far to in August).
June – 2
May – 2
April – 1
March – 1
February – 2
January – 0
December – 0

When I picked up my son from camp last week he proclaimed seemingly out of nowhere, “I want a brother”.  After some digging found that this came from observing a boy in his class with his brother.  In the time since, we have talked a lot about having another child, brother or sister, where by he asked, “Do you have a baby in your tummy now?”.  I told him that I didn’t and took a stab at explaining how sometimes other women have babies in their tummies and they give their babies to other families to raise.  He seemed satisfied to the degree to which he understood what I was saying.

We are in month 10 of our quiet wait. It is time to revisit our gender specification and perhaps consider a gender preference or no gender filter whatsoever. We’ve already been discussing it. It seems that if we would eventually give up our effort to adopt and remain a family of three if the wait got to be too long, it stands to reason that we should give ourselves the best opportunity for a match by opening it up, which we will likely do.

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
~Leo Tolstoy

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