Friday, August 24, 2007

We are up and running

Our adoption marking website is live! I am so excited to actually be starting the process officially. We actually beat my self-imposed deadline too. I don't love all of the pictures that they chose (we sent them a CD with tons of pictures), but they are ok. I am sure that I will be obsessing over the number of hits we get every month. Now we just have to wait until the mother of our future child finds us. Lets hope that it is sooner rather than later.

Monday, August 20, 2007


Its been three weeks today since we e-mailed our marketing material and mailed out our photos for our adoption website. I am really anxious to see the site and get it up and running. It should definitely be ready this week, which is ahead of my personal goal of the end of August. Once it is up and running, we'll be able to log in to see how many hits, etc. we are getting. I hope we don't have to wait too long for a match!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Chemicals in Plastic - Future Infertility Risks

I read this article in the USA Today on Wednesday that has me worried about D and the countless other baby boys that have spent time in the NICU over the last many years. The article talks about the risk of future infertility issues to newborn males that spend time in the NICU due to a hormone-like chemical(DEHP)in plastic. DEHP is used in feeding tubes and other tubing. D spent 7 weeks in the NICU and had A LOT of tubes. I would not wish infertility issues on my worst enemy and pray that D never has to experience it. They are doing a lot more studies on the chemical but in the meantime a lot of hospitals are pledging to move away from using plastic with DEHP.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Nothing New

I do not have much going on right now. I started clo.mid last night (150 mg) and go back to the RE next Friday to see if anything is going on. He still has not given me a good reason as to why my ovary would all of the sudden stop producing follicles. He again mentioned donor eggs. For us adoption is definitely the best choice. We are very excited about having a baby within the next year. We just hope that a birth mother likes us and chooses us once our materials go online.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Saw the RE and Other Musings

I saw the RE on Wed. It was a really short appointment - less than 15 minutes total. We decided that the next step would be to do the clo.mid challenge again to see how my second FSH number looks. When I did the challenge back in Jan., both numbers were fine. Truthfully I am not even sure why I am doing this other than to have a definitive answer as to why my ovary (yes, I only have one working ovary) stopped working out of the blue.

C gets his hard cast on his foot today so I will be taking off work this afternoon to bring him to the doctor. We are going to do lunch first so that will be nice.

I have been feeling really blue lately - I have no idea why. I can't focus at work and am exhausted when I get home. I don't want to work out and have been eating horribly. Whatever has me in a funk, I hope to shake it soon.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Marketing Materials Submitted and Misc.

Last week we submitted our photos, Dear Birthmother Letter and resume paragraphs. We are no on the "In Progress" part of the ANLC site:

Our full profile should be up and running in the next week or so.


I decided to go to one last appointment with my RE. My appt is tomorrow. I just want to know what happended. After always ovulating to all of the sudden not ovulating or even producing follicles is weird to me. I want to make sure there is not something more serious happening.


Today is D's fourth birthday. I can't believe he is 4 already. Where has the time gone. We had his party on Sunday at the town fire station. All of the kids had a great time meeting the firemen and looking at the trucks.


C broke his foot and had surgery last Tuesday. He gets is full cast on Friday. I am exhausted having to do everything that C normally does. Just 8 more weeks and then we'll be back to normal - I hope.