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

Saturday, August 21, 2010

August ICLW

Originally I had not planned on participating this month as I was supposed to be in the hospital having a baby this week, but she is being stubborn so I decided to join in! Here is a little bit about me:

*Married 12 year, ttc 11 of them.

*If there is an infertility diagnosis, we have it: endo, PCOS, blocked tube and azoospermia. We are lucky like that!

*We tried adoption twice but neither worked out.

*We tried four IUIs with donor sperm and no luck there either.

*In 2009 we started down the road of embryo adoption. Things moved quickly and after our FET in December of 2009 we were shocked to find that I was pregnant! I am due with a baby girl on August 30th.

Infertility has been an unexpected journey, one that I never signed up for. A ride that I thought would never end. Even now as I am crossing over into a new journey the affects of infertility are still with me. I am an infertile. This will not change whether we have one child or ten.


  1. Congrats on your pregnancy (again!) I am a follower of yours already, so I am sure I have said that before.

    I have a little boy and that definitely helps numb the pain of infertility but it never really goes away. We all just march forward and deal with it the best we can.

    I can't wait to hear about your little's girl arrival.

    ICLW #155

  2. Huge congrats on your upcoming baby! You must be so excited.

    You are definitely right about the fact that you never escape infertility. It's almost 5 yrs after I had my post infertility baby and I still feel the emotional effects.

    #28 ICLW

    BTW, I love your blog template

  3. I keep checking on here in hopes of seeing a picture of you holding precious Maddie!

    In honor of her being on her way, I am joining ICLW for the very first time! I signed up and I will be added to the list. Do I have to write a special ICLW post, or is it okay to let commenters comment on my latest post? I think that my journey is pretty clear from the info I have in my sidebar.


    ICLW...er....I don't have a number yet!

  4. I am so glad I found your blog!! My husband and I are just beginning the steps for adoption. We are going down both paths embryo and domestic and hoping one way or another we will have our baby!

    Your must be so excited. Your baby girl will be here so soon!!
    Happy ICLW!

  5. ooo I can't wait for your little one to enter this world!!

    Happy ICLW!

  6. hello! i'm here from iclw (don't have a # yet, but should have one soon!). congratulations on your baby. praying for a smooth, safe delivery!


  7. Lacie, no, you don't have to do a welcome post. Glad that you have joined ICLW!


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