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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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The Other Side of the Coin

This was my sister’s FB status this morning:

“Happy Birthday to my mom, an amazing artist, totally helpful Grandma and the most supportive fabulous mother anyone could ask for!”

I can’t help but feel sad for myself, this utter dichotomy in our relationship to and with the same woman.

5 comments to The Other Side of the Coin

  • Finally remembered to add you to my reader – thanks so much for all the comments you’ve made lately!

    My sisters and I had a fairly happy, healthy childhood. Yet when we talk about our parents, it’s amazing how sometimes it seems like we’re talking about completely different people. I see my parents several times a week; my twin sister moved several hours away. Your case is obviously more extreme, but I see what you are saying.

  • Kim

    Wow, things like that are tough for me. My mom made my sister and I feel like we were the crazy ones for so long. Posts like that make me say, “Ummmm, maybe I am the crazy one.” Nope I am definitely not the crazy one. Hugs!

  • I am so sorry. I suppose that familial relationships are no different than any other relationship- some people get along, and others don’t. But when we don’t get along with a coworker- even if everyone else does- we don’t really care. That’s where family relationships differ- it actually does matter. I’m so sorry your sister’s FB post made you feel this way.

  • I am so sorry. While I can’t relate to this re: my mother, I can certainly relate re: my father. It’s a frustrating, sad place to be.

  • Tiffany

    :( I can relate to this. My mother and I have a very complicated relationship and when I see other people make such positive comments about my mother I am shocked.

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