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Category Archives: Embryo Adoption
Today is my 28th birthday. Many aspects of my life have me reflecting back… much can change in a year. 27, you were a heartbreaker. 8 days before my 27th birthday we got our first positive pregnancy test. My husband’s … Continue reading
January Began sponsoring a child through Compassion from Kenya; Adopted 2 embryos and did our first FET cycle – our embryo transfer was 1/18. Friday January 27th – we got the joyful news we were pregnant!!! A few days later … Continue reading
4 years ago yesterday we began a journey. A journey 4 little letters led us to believe it might be a little more difficult than most. A journey we never knew we take us the length and breadth and depth … Continue reading
Dear Baby, 252 days ago we found out about you. I’ll never forget getting the phone call – to finally receive our first positive pregnancy test. I just wept into your daddy’s chest, so overwhelmed with shock and surprise and … Continue reading
“We can’t have kids.” This is a new reality for us. We are no longer “trying to get pregnant” or “suffering through infertility.” We are now in the tiny percentage of people who have tried as far as their conscience … Continue reading
If you’ve been following our infertility story, you know that we recently tried Embryo Donation. We got 2 beautiful embryos, they both survived the thaw and we FINALLY got a positive pregnancy test! Unfortunately, our numbers didn’t increase like they … Continue reading
The emotions afterward our miscarriage and embryo loss were a little strange. I thought for sure our original test was negative – and we were shocked it was positive! I thought our 2nd blood test would be great – and … Continue reading
On Friday, January 27th – 9 days past our 5 day transfer, we got the call. The call we’ve been waiting 9 days for… The call we’ve been waiting 3 years for… The call we’ve been waiting our whole lives … Continue reading
(Remember, I wrote this down as it was happening, but am posting it later. The actual date is below.) Thursday, January 26th 2012 Tomorrow is the Big Moment! Bryan and I classified the ultrasound as The Big Appointment, the embryo … Continue reading