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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On Our Way

I recently submitted a post to Stirrup Queen’s 2010 Creme de la Creme. The process of selecting a post made me do a “year in review” of the posts I’ve written thus far this year and I was actually happy to see how far we’ve come. The process of making the decision to adopt was grueling and, true, there has been some waffling since, but as of today, I feel 100% committed and well on our way.

We finally delivered our hard copy profiles to the agency along with the in-depth questionnaire and supplemental questions. In addition, we submitted the contract, questionnaire and payment for our home study. I have all the information necessary to complete the aforementioned checklist and will just work through them one by one knowing it will not be a linear process. I already have one of our letters of recommendation back and expect the other two before the end of the year.

But, let me back up a minute because something monumental happened by delivering our profile booklets. It means we can be shown to prospective birth mothers. We.can.be.shown.to.prospective.birth.mothers! Holy shit! It is actually possible and highly probable that sometime we will be matched with a birth mother that is carrying the child that is meant for us. That is profound and humbling.

And, being on our way has done a world of good for our marriage. Being in limbo, or worse, not discussing it at all was rough. We’ve found our rhythm again and things are much more even-keeled. We generally get along well and rarely actually fight (although we do have disagreements but are much more quick to resolution now than in the past) and it is fun to be us again. Just as there is an ebb and flow to the adoption process, there is an ebb and flow to marriage. For now, we are in the flow of it.

2 comments to On Our Way

  • I popped over from Mel’s Cream-Based Drinks and wanted to say congrats on your weight loss! I’ve been doing WW too and have actually liked their new system, in fact, I had plateaued for awhile only needing to lose the last few and have lost 3 lbs in 1 week! Hope you’re adjusting to the new system too.

    And good luck with the adoption… so happy to hear you’ve made it to this milestone!

  • Tireegal

    Great news! I’m hoping for a girl for you and quick! I know, I know, but I’m excited! Glad your marriage is flourishing or flowing as you put it.
    Fx for you all:)
    PS thanks for answering my questions!

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