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Monday, March 21, 2011

Yikes!

Wow, I signed up for ICLW at the beginning of the month and then haven't posted anything! I guess that better change....starting today!

To introduce myself to anyone who doesn't know me, I am a 37 (almost 38...) year old woman, married for 12 years and is hopelessly infertile. We tried unsuccessfully for 8+ years on our own naturally and via IVF with my own eggs to have children. I have been diagnosed with endometriosis, uterine fibroids and low ovarian reserve. Just after the turn of 2008 we decided to pursue having children via donor eggs, as this was our best option. Happily in the Fall of 2008 everything came together and we became pregnant with twin boys. After a rocky start, the pregnancy was relatively uneventful and the boys were born in July 2009 at 36 weeks. They have been by far the best and most tiring things in my life.

I have much to write about...things have changed over here. We have moved out of our 1 bedroom apartment to a new house in the 'burbs. (First house!!) Separate room for the kids, ie Hubby and I have our OWN room!

My mother-in-law now lives downstairs instead of in the room next door (yay!)

The boys are 20 months old and are amazing in every way!!

And, through it all, I THINK I am getting a handle on the whole parenting thing. (ha!)

Over the next few days I am going to start addressing some issues of being a DE mom. These are things that I have wanted to talk about for the past, say, 20 months or so, but haven't seemed to get there.

19 comments:

sprogblogger said...

I'm looking forward to reading your DE thoughts! It sounds like things are going good for you all & I'm SO VERY PLEASED! Yay for house in the 'burbs!

WiseBursche said...

I did not know that you shifted to a bigger house! Congratulations for that...and hey, your kiddos are going to be 2 year olds in a few months from now...Take care and keep progressing...

ifbyyes said...

I'm always so happy when I find a blog about an infertile couple who finally got their babies. Congratulations!

Twinside Out said...

Stopping in for ICLW...congrats on the new house, and of course the twin boys.

If you do get a handle on the parenting thing, please share your secrets - because I can use all the help I can get!! :)

Lavonne said...

Happy ICLW! Can't wait to hear about DE thoughts. As a woman with chromosome problems this may be a huge reality for us and I'm terrified!

Lavonne @ *Our Wish*

Summastarlet said...

Happy ICLW!

What an amazing journey you have been on to get your 2 precious babies!!! Very inspiring!

DE Mommy said...

I've come back at just the right time!

But I'm obviously lame: what does ICLW stand for?

Thanks~

EBC said...

hi from ICLW...looking forward to your thoughts about DE. though we'll likely never be able to afford it thanks to trying too long with my own eggs, i'm still excited to see what you have to say about it should we win the lottery or whatever.

Shorty said...

also from ICLW

nice to meet you!!

Deborah said...

Here from ICLW - it's nice sometimes to get that push to blog more, isn't it? Congrats on the house. That sounds like a lot of people in a small space before! As a twin myself, I grew up hearing horror stories from my mom, and I'm in awe of anyone who parents twin toddlers!

Rebecca said...

Here from ICLW. Congrats on everything!! Such a great "ending" to your story -- although, obviously, it's not over!

Dora said...

Congrats on the house! Looking forward to your DE thoughts. I've got a couple of donor conception posts stewing in my head, too. I just need the energy and time to start writing them.

Oh! And how about some new pics of those boys?

Marianne said...

Visiting from ICLW and it's the first time reading your blog. I am so happy that you are a Mom, and I hope you are enjoying your new living arrangements. I would love to hear more about how things are going for you!
Hugs!

Liz said...

Visiting from ICLW (#64). Sounds like you have your hands full with twin boys. I work in early intervention and once saw a set of two-year old triplet boys...holy moly!

Glad you moved into a bigger house and have a room for yourselves, sounds great!

Liz said...

Sounds like a busy time! Twins are exhausting. But so much joy. Congratulations on your own bedroom!

ICLW

foxy said...

I am your newest follower. We are using donor sperm and although we took a long time to grieve the loss of biological children I still think a lot about the long term implications of this choice. I would so desperately love to hear your thoughts about being a DE mama.

Everyone keeps saying that it won't matter at all when you meet your babies, but I feel like it will always matter, not in 'we'll love our kids any less' kind of way, but in a ' this is the reality of how you came to us' kind of way.

Thank you for taking about this!

Maria said...

Oh so interesting! I look forward to reading your thoughts on DE. Hopefully it doesn't take another 20 months. ;-)

Maria said...

PS Happy ICLW (#33)

rebecca said...

Stopping by from ICLW, definitely interested in your thoughts as a DE mother. I'm pregnant as a result of donor embryos so a bit different, but definitely some similarities! Congrats on the new home, definitely sounds like a more comfortable place for everyone.