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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Presentations to Date – December, 2011

Wow, we’ve actually overlapped three years during our adoption wait, 2010, 2011, & 2012.  It’s a good time to re-format how I’m tracking the data.  From now on, I will show grand totals for each year and only the current year presentations by month.  Since this information is always one month in arrears, this will close out 2011.

I’m not sure how I feel (ambivalent, maybe) about being passed over by 41 birth mothers.  I did reach out to our case worker to indicate that it is time to update our on-line and hard copy profiles.  The pictures in our profile are from when my son was 3 1/2 and he is now nearing 5.  I don’t know, maybe seeing him as a slightly older child may have some positive effect.

Total Cumulative Presentations – 41

Total Presentations 2011 – 41
Total Presentations – 2010 – 0

December, 2011 – 6
November, 2011 – 7
October, 2011 – 7
September, 2011 – 4
August, 2011 – 8
July, 2011 – 1
June, 2011 – 2
May, 2011 – 2
April, 2011 – 1
March, 2011 – 1
February, 2011 – 2
January, 2011 – 0

“But change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency.”
~Ron Burton

2 comments to Presentations to Date – December, 2011

  • Tireegal

    Well I just want to yell at them – the amorphous them !- pick iiwii!!!! Fer Chrissakes pick iiwii!!! I just don’t get it! You guys are awesome! Has the agency said anything enlightening about why you might be being passed over -or is it just different strokes? I’m frustrated for you but I do take heart that you are being shown to birth parents. Maybe a profile revamp might help?
    Good luck with this and all other avenues you’re pursuing for baby no. 2.
    And as for the beginning of the years’ events – gulp! Awful. So sorry that all this stuff has hit you and your family and friends so hard and fast. I really hope that 2012 has some real beautiful high points too. My 2010 had some real highs and lows but meeting Isobel was the highest point and made up for a lot of shitty stuff. I hope 2012 can make it up to you still:)

  • Aly

    Although I know you have some other avenues in the works to lead you to baby #2, I am crossing my fingers that you will get a call any day now that you have been matched because as an adoptive momma, I can’t imagine a birth mother wanting to pick another couple when she could pick two adoptees to be parents to her child. What a lucky child that would be! Hoping that you soon have something joyous to celebrate now matter how your second child enters your life.

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