Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Brewing some thoughts about adoption

I've been thinking about adoption a lot lately. Not because we're considering adopting (we're not) or because anyone we know is (not that we know of), but because I think that my understanding of adoption has changed over the years and I'm wondering what other people's thoughts are too.

If you've ever considered adoption, what did you imagine? If you went ahead with it, how does it relate to your expectations? If you chose not to - why?

Friday, July 16, 2010

One is a beautiful number

Dee saw one little beating heart yesterday.

Everything looks perfect.

An awesome present for her 40th birthday!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The big day

Today's Dee's ultrasound. Not the one where they hope to see the first heartbeat, it's still too early, but where they hope to see a sac, in the uterus... or maybe two?

I'll know later today and will keep you posted.

In other news, super-mega-awesome congrats to Bea, one of my very favorite bloggers, who went through IVF for her first baby and has now had a fantastic surprise!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Second beta 2500

Three days later. It's looking good :-)

Dee's ultrasound is scheduled for Thursday - they're hoping to see that everything is OK... and kind of hoping for twins.

In other news, I've recently heard about IMSI - Intracytoplasmic Morphologically-Selected Sperm Injection and I'm wondering what the big difference between that and ICSI is - I mean, is it that with ICSI the tech just looks at the sperm cells and decides which ones look best and with IMSI that they check under a microscope? If anyone has any information or insight to share, please do :-)

Monday, July 05, 2010

First beta - 500

At 14dpt. Taking bets as to whether it's twins or not...

After the first transfer, Dee and Jon (the future father)* took a vacation together and Dee's made sure to keep Jon in the loop. In fact, today, when they got the results, he came to pick her up from work to celebrate.

The parents & grandmom-to-be are ecstatic!

*For anyone who hasn't been following, Dee is single and decided that she wanted to have a child who would have a father in its life, so she got together with a homosexual couple (who's since separated) and they plan to co-parent. They've even bought apartments in the same building to make things easier.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Faint pink line...

Dee's 1st FET (frozen embryo transfer) was about 12 days ago - and she got her first faint pink line EVER on Thursday morning. Her mom is cautiously optimistic. Tomorrow's the blood test. Believe it or not, she didn't test today (I would never have been able to resist).

I just hope that a few years from now they don't regret having used the frozen embryos*. Dee turns 40 this month.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed and will let you know as soon as I do.

*If this is unclear, pls ask & I'll explain.