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

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Not much longer now!

With the New Year right around the corner we are gearing up for our next attempt at an FET. Currently I am about 2 weeks from AF showing and once she makes her presence known I can begin estrogen. Then it is a waiting game for my mid-cycle scan to check my uterine lining. Everything hinges on that. If all goes well we should be on schedule for a late January transfer. I am starting to get excited!!!

In other news we did have an addition to our household. Meet Dugan, aka Doogie Bowser.



He is an 8 week old Maltese and just the cutest little guy. And yes, I know that getting a puppy right before an FET and possibly adding a baby or two to the family is insane! But Maddie has been begging for a puppy. And she "wuvs" her puppy. He looks just like our beloved Dudley that we had to put to sleep last year. I still miss him like crazy and while Dugan does not replace him, he does fill a void. So far he is a great little guy. He is doing very well with house breaking and sleeping at night. Let's hope it continues.

One last thing! There is a new EA blogger that just started her first cycle. Please take a moment to visit her blog, show her some love, and maybe even follow her! You can find her here. :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

do they ever look?

Tonight I was browsing through the Donor Sibling Registry to see if there was any posting from the clinic that we used when we had Maddie. They were the only clinic in the entire area to have an ED program and I thought for sure that there would be something on there. There was not. So I just browsed through everything, taking a look into the lives of people just like us. People wondering where their child began their genetic journey. Or where they themselves came from. Then I wondered if Maddie's genetic family was out there somewhere sitting in front of a computer screen, browsing the Registry as well. Do they ever think about the 6 little embryos they donated? Are they curious to know if a child or two resulted from their generous gift? I know that I would. And maybe one day they will find us on there. I hope so.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Prayer for fellow EA momma

Another EA momma needs us to be praying for her and her family right now. She is currently 30(ish) weeks pregnant with boy/girl twins and her water has broken and should deliver in the next 2-5 days. Her little boy is doing well but she has known for some time now that her daughter will not make it. She has severe abnormalities and not expected to live long. I cannot imagine what they are going through right now and my heart is just breaking for them. I have known this woman for over 6 years through a forum that we both moderate.

Please keep her (M) and her hubby (J) in your prayers as well as her 3 year old little boy (EA baby from the same batch of embryos as the twins). Their family is hurting right now and they need us to pray for them. Thank you!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pampered Chef Fundraiser!

We have started our Pampered Chef fundraiser to help raise some of the money needed for our upcoming cycle in January. If you are looking for some great Christmas gifts look no further! There are a ton of great items to make your gift giving easier. No one left on your gift list? Then reward yourself for all of your hard work and buy yourself something nice!

Go here to view the catalog: Pampered Chef Fundraiser and enter Fertility Institute for Reproductive Medicine for the sale to count towards us. All funds will go directly to our clinic once the sale is complete. Hurry! Less than 2 weeks to place your order!