Our journey through infertility, failed adoptions and now parenthood through the miracle of embryo adoption/donation.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What I could have bought.....

I was thinking today of all the money that we have spent, and will spend, on adoption attempts and fertility treatments. I was thinking about what we could have spent that money on. A down payment on a house. That would have been nice. Or a Nissan 350z for me. That would have been SWEET! I would look good in one of those. A burnt orange one, maybe? Yeah baby! If not that then a really nice wardrobe. An authentic Prada and maybe an LV or two. And maybe a pair of Christian Louboutins. Mhhmmm! A trip to Paris instead? Some shopping in Paris! That sounds like fun! So many fun things that we could have done with that money! Or we could have been more altruistic and donated to charities. Options! Options!

Instead we have spent it on lawyers, doctors, blood work, ultrasounds, and meds. And if we are really fortunate it will all result in dirty diapers, (more) stretch marks, sleepless nights, spit up stained clothing and wider hips. Hmmm...not sure if that sounds like a fair trade!!! Or if we are not fortunate then all we end up with are receipts. That really sounds unfair!!! I am sure that I would look better with an envelope clutch purse than an envelope of paid receipts. But even with all of the risks it is worth it to us. Just for that slim chance of being able to conceive we are willing to give up material things. But if this does not work I am buying me something shiny!!!


  1. I like your attitude about buying something shiny! BUT you or I won't have to worry about that. Its working the FIRST time and we will both be pregnant!

  2. Oooh How nice would be a Prada and a couple of LV's! Im drooling just thinking about it!! =)

  3. Very funny! I try so hard NOT to think of the money spent and what it could have otherwise resulted in (and as we're on the path to international adoption, those dollar signs are BIG). Glad you can laugh at it! :-)

    Here from ICLW

  4. I actually asked my husband last week if we could just travel instead of having kids. I heard that Bosnia is beautiful and there are so many places I'd like to go.

  5. Retail therapy is wonderful but I hope you don't need it.

  6. Here from the Roundup...

    Oh boy, I hear you! We could have BOUGHT A HOUSE with the money we spent on IF and adoption! But it DID end in dirty diapers (x2) and stretchmarks (x1). When I went into labor with our son the nurses thought I was a lunatic because I just could.not.stop.laughing. It hurt SO BAD and we paid SO MUCH for it. It was somehow very funny! :)

    Good luck!


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