Saturday, August 21, 2010

My ICLW History

Even though I have only been blogging since the end of April ’09, I thought it would be neat to track my journey through my ICLW posts.

My first ICLW post wasn’t made until September. I had just had my second miscarriage and first D&C after our IVF cycle. We had lost our twins.

For my October post, I posted a picture of my medications for our upcoming FET cycle. And, in November the cycle would get started. This would be our first of two FETs.

My November post is a “get to know me” post.

I posted some pictures of our Xmas decor in my December post and everyone gave us good thoughts after we learned our FET was not successful.

In January ‘10, we were at a point of confusion. We didn’t know what direction we wanted to head.

Then, in February, I posted about our Homestudy Education classes. We had just made the announcement that we had decided to pursue adoption.

In the next month’s post, March, we were in the midst of getting everything turned into the agency and had recently had a failed IUI cycle.

My April post gave a countdown of things to come. We had decided to transfer our last embryo, summer was getting closer and we were getting closer and closer to being put on the waitlist.

My May post brought good news. I was pregnant. My betas were doing what they should. And, we were homestudy approved May 5th!

Then, in June, I talked about how much things could change in one month. My first u/s had given us bad news. Our baby was not developing appropriately. On June 24, 2010, I had to have my second D&C. In June, the 17th to be exact, we finally turned in our profiles.

My July post introduced our daughter, Baby C. We had gotten THE CALL on July 17th.

And now, I sit here writing this post while my precious daughter sleeps. I can’t believe everything that we have been through since we started trying to get pregnant in March ’08.

I know that my DH & I have truly been blessed. I know that our ‘wait' time was not normal; and that we were/are very lucky. It’s hard for me to put into words exactly how I feel. I am still processing everything. I can’t wait for my future ICLW posts to track Baby C’s growth, likes/dislikes, accomplishments, etc… I can’t wait to have you all follow our journey.


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love reading your updates! Happy August ICLW! #18

Glass Case of Emotion said... [Reply to comment]

I am not new to your blog, but happy ICLW week!

This post is a really great summary.

Grace said... [Reply to comment]

wow! i loved reading the journey -- amazing! we are adopting, too and waiting for our travel call to pick up our little guy from korea!
happy iclw!

Daisy83808 (Lex) said... [Reply to comment]

Congradulations on baby c!

Miss Ruby said... [Reply to comment]

Wow you have indeed been blessed, lucky you!

#56 Miss Ruby

Rach said... [Reply to comment]

Love your story! Happy ICLW!

~Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, Wow, Wow! I have chill bumps reading your story!!! I LOVE IT!!! Mine is similar, sort of - at least in the way that this was NEVER our plan. It is a beautiful journey though. :) Happy ICLW! This is my first time to do it and I am so happy to be meeting everyone who has been through similar situations.

Kakunaa said... [Reply to comment]

This is a great summary! Congrats on Baby C :) So happy for you!

ICLW #77

Mrs. Gamgee said... [Reply to comment]

Isn't it amazing the journey this road is? You never really know where you're going to end up... but you're stronger for the getting there.


nh said... [Reply to comment]

That's a fantastic look through the past year. Hope you are enjoying ICLW!

jrs said... [Reply to comment]

wow, you have been on quite the journey.
congratulations on "Baby C"
we are hoping to adopt soon as well

Browniris said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations on your daughter, and good luck with your meeting with the birth mom!


Tina said... [Reply to comment]

Wow--what a journey. I am so sorry for all of your losses. Congratulations on bringing baby C home!!!

Happy ICLW!

Whitney said... [Reply to comment]

I am so happy for you & yours that Baby C came into your family. It looks like she is in a family that will love her and cherish her just as intended, and that is just simply wonderful!!


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