Saturday, June 26, 2010

One Year Ago

This time last year I was waiting for the call to find out if our one frozen embryo would survive the thaw (we were given a 50% chance) and we would have something to transfer.  Amazingly, we did.  I remember taking the phone call in the kitchen.  Nice Nurse called with the good news and I shouted with glee.  Goodness knows I had been on the wrong side of good odds before.  Amazing that the slow-growing embryo not only thawed (thank you, Uncle Jimmy - the embryologist) but stuck around and gave LB a little sister.  Once again, I am struck by how lucky we are in so many ways.

Some stats:

LBII was born exactly 9 months after transfer (June 26th to March 26th).

LB was born exactly 9 months  after their conception. (Sept 20th to June 20th)

They were both born on a Friday

No, not magic - just coincidence but it is fun to notice.

Oh, and I missed it, but on June 10th was my third blogoversary.  I started blogging about the time we made the decision to move to donor eggs.  I thought I was the only one who had a mutually genetic baby die only to never have another one.  I soon found out that I was not alone.  Thanks to all the ladies out there in the blogosphere for your support along the way.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your blog. We're just starting the DE process and find your blog very inspiring as your initial reaction to DE was EXACTLY like mine. I thought I was so selfish but then read your blog to read that I wasn't alone. Thanks for your candid view...before DE and after DE raising two beautiful DE babies!

Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm so glad you are here, and that I know you! You've been such a wonderful inspiration, partner in crime, and all around excellent gal through this whole DE mishegas!

Summer said...

A belated happy blogiversary! I love all your thought-provoking posts and wish I had more time to comment these days. But, I will certainly be reading as long as you are writing.

Kerrie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story. It has given me to much hope, and much to think about. Using DE is such a new concept to me, and is a very confusing subject. I appreciate your honesty.

My deepest condolences on the loss of your darling son. I feel your pain.

And congrats on motherhood, your girls are adorable.

MrsSpock said...

Happy Blogoversary! For some reason I feel surprised you've only been blogging 3 years.