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

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Welcome ICLW peeps!

If you are wondering what ICLW is just click the link to the left. Or is it right?? Just look for ICLW and you will find your way. For those that are here from ICLW let me tell you a bit about me. Since it is my blog and all.

*I have been married 12 years.

*We began ttc after about 2 months of wedded bliss. Back when we were naive.

*Eight months later still no bambino so we started testing.

*We were diagnosed with a smorgasbord of infertility issues. You name it, we probably have it! Endo, azoospermia, blocked tube, and mild PCOS.

*We tried adoption. Twice. No go!

*We tried IUIs with donor sperm. No go there either. In fact, the donor even had a low count. Go figure!! Hubby says that I de-fertilize men!! LOL

*We had 2 options left: IVF with donor eggs and donor sperm or embryo adoption. It was a no brainer for us. We adopted 3 little embryos.

*In December of 2009 we had 2 little embies transferred to my womb and one decided to hang around. A few weeks after our 12th anniversary we welcomed our baby girl into our lives.

*Though we have our little miracle I still consider myself infertile. Forever infertile as another blogger once called it.

That sums up our infertility journey! As for more personal information, I am a SAHM and hubby is a minister and runs a non-profit organization that does drug, alcohol and crime prevention assemblies in public schools. We are two chubby people quite happy with our life. Little Maddie was just the icing on the cake. MMMM....cake!!!

I hope that you stick around! I promise that this is still an infertility blog. It is not a mommy blog, though I do talk about Maddie from time to time. But come on, she is too cute not to share!! And besides, she should be a symbol of hope. If we can have a baby after all that we have been through there is hope for all of you reading this.


  1. Hi Jess,
    We went through IVF and are the proud parents of a two year old son. At some point we will have to decide what to do with our remaining embryos and we are considering donating them. Reading your blog makes that more real for me.
    Thank you.

  2. I have a son through adoption but still consider myself forever infertile. I sometimes struggle with the content on my blog b/c I do talk about my son but I write about many other things as well.

  3. I really appreciate your blog, especially your information page on embryo donation. I am so glad things worked out for you. I have some clients that are interested in embryo donation and I will point them towards your blog. Thanks for being a great resource!


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