Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy November ICLW!!!

Well, I'll post this a few hours early because I'm bored at work at the moment and have nothing else better to do...

Some of you may have come across my blog previously. You'll know that there have been some changes if you were here last month. For those of you not up on who I am, I'll tell you.

My husband is 33, and I am 29. We had our first son after our first IVF/ICSI cycle for MFI (male factor infertility), endometriosis, and one patent tube. We are very blessed. After an unsuccessful attempt earlier this year which went horribly wrong (see this backpost), we began to consider domestic adoption. We had a fundraiser in June, and another in September using the money raised in June's fundraiser. It was a disaster financially and we lost just about everything we'd invested (see this post). We are still up in the air about adoption vs. another IVF cycle. We did get some news which changes things somewhat financially (see these posts here and here). This means that another IVF cycle for us may be $15,000 cheaper than adoption at this point, and to be honest, if it didn't work, we'd be done. We'd agree to be blessed for what God has given us thus far, the beautiful child we have who is almost 3 years old, and more than we ever dreamed he would be. So it's still a huge decision, there are multiple physicians to consult, and then a big decision to make. We continue to struggle with this.

What we do know is that we are lucky to have a child at all, would be doubly blessed to have another, and neither of our options will be easy. I'd love to have more followers, and everytime I do ICLW, I find at least a few more blogs to follow. Please feel free to join us on our journey.

Happy ICLW!!!


  1. I totally understand the overwhelming much emotional as $. You are blessed. Your son is adorable!

    Good luck and happy ICLW!

  2. The cost is so overwhelming, isn't it? Building your family shouldn't come down to that. Here's hoping things work out for you to be able to have one more. Your son is just adorable, btw.

  3. Happy ICLW to you, as well.

    The cost of fertility treatments and adoption can be quite staggering. It's terrible that families who could be great parents have to shell out thousands of dollars to have a child, while some only have to look at their spouse and they're pregnant! lol

    I pray that you'll be lead to the right decision for you and your family!

    Happy ICLW!

  4. Hey! Thanks for the comment back on my blog. To answer your question, I am an OB nurse. I work mostly in the nursery, but I also work post partum some.

  5. It's so frustrating that it's all so high cost to those of us who desperately want children. Adoption is an area we just haven't felt a calling for yet, though I suspect that could change at any minute. Sounds like you have options and a lot going on. Will be peeking in again to see how things are going!