Friday, August 21, 2009

My First ICLW!

This is my first IComLeaveWe! I love reading everyone's blogs and am thankful to have found this community. I am 25 years old and have been actively TTC for 2 and 1/2 years. We have tried naturally, 8 months on Clomid, and 3 IUI's using injectibles. I am currently waiting on my 2 day fert report to see how my 8 growing embryos are doing after my first IVF. I am just taking this day by day and getting really excited over the small things. I am in a weird spot where I can't imagine that this won't work for us, but after 29 previous cycles that all resulted in BFN, I can't imagine it working either, so I am just trying to think for today. I'm about 40 minutes away from the embryologist call this morning and I can't wait!

My husband and I have been together for almost six years. We are a sick, nasty couple who is loving on each other all the time. We have dreamed of having babies together for awhile, but have had a ton of fun with each other in the meantime. I think I found such a wonderful husband because I came from a wonderful family. I am a daddy's and a papa's girl (grandpa) and I could only be with a man who can treat me as well as they have! My mom is my best friend and my grandma is one of my role models so they have made me look forward to being a mom myself forever. I have had overwhelming support in this crappy journey we've been on for too long from my family and friends. I also have two of the most adorable foster kids on the planet.

For your reading pleasure, here are my first few posts explaining why I do this:

Making Babies is Hard For Some of Us
Why Do You Care?
How Did I Get Here?

Thanks for dropping by! I will now resume staring at my cell phone for news on my embies!


  1. Woo hooooo! I can't wait to read all about your fetility report. Grow embies! Grow! I have everything crossed for you!


  2. Thanks for your comment on my blog! It's always nice to meet another "infertile" who is doing foster care. :)

    I hope that your expected phone call brings really good news! Good luck this cycle!

  3. Thanks for the comment! It's always nice to find other bloggers around the same stage as I am (and unexplained, too, that's so frustrating). I'll be following along and I hope your IVF is successful!

  4. Lovely to read more about you!

    Good luck with your IVF and grow embryo's grow!!


  5. Eek! I hope those little embies grow like the wind!

  6. Thanks for your comment...I can't wait to start reading more of your blog.

    I so hope this first IVF works for you and that your 8 little embryo's grow and grow and that you get a happy healthy baby to snuggle!!


  7. You have such a great start with 8 embies in the running! Don't lose heart if a couple fall by the wayside as the days go by. You will surely have 2-4 or more great blasts to work with. Good luck!


  8. Good luck with the report!! And welcome to ICLW!! :) It would be so awesome is this IVF worked for you!! Lots of hugs coming your way!

  9. Congrats on 8!! That is so exciting!! Grow little ones GROW!!! I can't wait to check back monday to see how everything went. Good luck and I have all my fingers and toes crossed for you!!!

  10. Hi! I hope you go the news that you wanted!

    Holding thumbs that if I come by on Monday, I would read that you got the fantastic news!

  11. Dear Ashley's Embies.
    Please grow for her.
    Mrs Bee

    Looking forward to reading more.


  12. Welcome to ICLW! Hope those little embies grow, grow, grow!

    My blog is not.a.fertile.myrtle : )

  13. Happy ICLW :) This is my first month too, and I'm going for the Iron Commenter!! If you are going to do it, you might as well do it all right? LOL...

    I read some of your back posts and stuck and I have to say that I've done a lot of things that I have said that I would never do too. I even considered IUI and IVF when I was in the mists of my issues and I said I'd never do it too ... but when you know that you want a family or your family isn't complete, things change and so do your ideas on things that seemed un-needed at one time.

    I see the Foster Family list and that you are a Foster Parent ... I would love to do this but my husband isn't so keen on the idea. I think I'll turn him around someday, right now we are so busy with our family, but once the babies get older I would love to start helping children who need a good family to support them, kwim? Kudos to you :)


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