Friday, May 11, 2012

The Big Decision: Part IV

We decided......
to move forward with the fertility treatments.

Part I Part II / Part III / Part IV

This is me holding my niece last year in May.
Today is her 1st birthday.
Happy Birthday to Little Bug!
Over the course of 3 weeks in September 2009, I started the hormone injections to stimulate the follicles in my ovaries. My belly became distended and I actually started to look pregnant - it was wild! I went through the procedure for the egg retrieval. Dashing "contributed" to the process and embryos were formed.

On the day of my first chemotherapy treatment at the beginning of October 2009, we found out that we had 5 "healthy" embryos preserved and waiting for us for the day we could welcome them into this world - whenever that may be.

Yes, so each Mother's/Father's day, we smile at the fact that we may not have children with us on that day, but we are parents to 5 little 5-cell embryos that we look forward to meeting one day. We have committed to trying with each embryo we have created, so looks like we might one day need a large vehicle! We think about the day we'll tell them they are in some-way quintuplets (they all came from the same cycle of both parents) and that they were waiting for us for years before we met them.

We feel truly blessed.

Happy Mothers Day to all mothers this weekend!

Sincerely,
Sara Cate


***If anyone is considering fertility procedures or interested to know more about this process of hormone injections, procedures, IVF, etc. I am an open book and would be happy to share the experience with you in more detail.

4 comments :

Ashley said...

What wonderful news to hear on your first day of treatment! Many smiles to you on Sunday:)

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

So glad to hear that everything went well for you hon :)

Valerie Griffin said...

so wonderful! you will be a great mother the time is right for you to have those sweet babies :) I'm excited for y'all!

Amy said...

Wow, how exciting! How are you doing after your first treatment? Thinking of you as you go through it.

 

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