Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack

Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack
the adventures of 2 boys and their moms

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands...

We haven't updated on out TTC plans lately, so here is the long awaited information. February marks three years since we started this heart breaking TTC journey. Three years is a long time. A lot of months of heart break, many months of waiting. Different meds, different protocols, etc. It is a time of extreme highs and lows, and it really takes its toll on you.

In a few weeks we will try again - mid February ish. I am about halfway through my current cycle. So, when af comes to visit again, I will go for cycle day 2 blood work and ultrasound. Then comes the daily shot of Follistim and blood work and ultrasound appointments. My guess is that we will inseminate the beginning of March. We have decided that we will try three more times and that will probably be it.

So, last night we were talking about what our ultimate goal was. As much as we want a baby, really our ultimate goal is to have a family. There is only so much we can control in the TTC process. We can take the meds, monitor my ovaries, etc, but when it comes down to it, we can't MAKE the sperm and egg meet and implant. So, last night we sent for information about becoming Foster Parents. There are so many kids out there who need a loving and stable home and we can provide that for them.

I have a renewed excitement at this new way that we may begin our family. We'll keep you posted.


A said...

There are alot of kids out there that don't just need a good home, but need love. You two have alot of love to give. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you see that BFP in the next 3 tries, but if you do or don't giving of yourself like that to a foster child is a wonderful thing. Good for you!

livieandhermommies said...

We are with you all the way!!

KLo said...

You are both amazing people, and I think it's admirable that you're willing to explore the foster parent option. As teachers, you know the desperate need that's out there for good, loving homes like you'd provide. I hope with all my heart that your TTC works out for you, but I am proud and humbled that you are also exploring other options. I am proud to know you. I know that sounds schmaltzly, but I mean it from the bottom of my heart. You go, girls!

cindyhoo2 said...

Good plan! Like you, I want a bio-child, but I think the important thing is having a home filled with love and children. Even after you get your BFP, I hope you will look into the fostering route. You'll be great!

Anonymous said...

i've been out of town, so behind in my comments. just have to say woohoo though!!! i've got all my fingers and toes crossed for ya'll!! :)