Life just got extra crazy. We got the timing right this time around! It took extra monitoring, but it is time to go get these babies. Plane tickets are purchased. Hotel booked. Friend to travel with found. All the various details are getting worked out. And this is really going to happen. The reality of this brain dump is dawning on me: We have done what we … [Read more...] about Embryo Adoption — When the timing DOES work!
Mom One of those roles in your life that is super important. You need her to be born. We idealize a mother's love, but let us not forget how important her love is. Those who have not had a mom, or dealt with mom not being around as much, can point to how that impacted them. Yes, Dads can fill that role to some extent, but not fully. Just as Mom can't completely fill the role … [Read more...] about Mom
Embryo Adoption – when timing doesn’t work
It's amazing any of us are ever born. Just consider the timing of things. And then the risk factors and loss rates seem to be against us. But somehow, by the grace of God, new persons are born every day. After doing the monitoring today, the doc called to say we missed the optimal time for transfer. It's frustrating, but such is life. Monitoring will resume on May … [Read more...] about Embryo Adoption – when timing doesn’t work
Week in Review
Some weeks you get a lot done. Other weeks are like this one. Both homeschool co-op and university classes concluded this week, and end of semester grading takes a lot of time. On the last day of my classes, I close by reading from C.S. Lewis' The Abolition of Man. In specific, I read the lecture titled "Men Without Chests". I need the regular reminder that we … [Read more...] about Week in Review
Embryo Adoption – Prepare to Transfer! Pt 2
The Party has started! We gave a brief update here, and what started here is now happening again. Monitoring. I was up early this morning to get to the lab for blood tests. Then to OB's office for the ultrasound. None of it is fun, least of all the uber early morning, but I'll do it for my babies. This monitoring is about checking how my body … [Read more...] about Embryo Adoption – Prepare to Transfer! Pt 2