Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Why hello there...

I'm loving Nacomleavmo , a lot. It's nice to know that someone is actually reading this.

So here's a brief synopsis of me....

I'm Linda. I've been married to Mr. for almost 5 years (eek!) Yes, we met online (aww) We have one son, Boo. He was born early at 31 weeks due to a rare condition called Vasa Previa . I am a 7th grade reading teacher who is working towards her master's in Reading. I am also a knitter and cook.

My mother took DES while pregnant with me. While we only tried 7 months to get pg with Boo, we've been trying to add to our family since winter '06.

We consulted with an RE in winter '07. After 4 failed clomid/IUI cycles and being diagnosed as "unexplained" we decided to participate in an egg cryopreservation trial. We barely made the cutoff for age, but decided to go for it and save our insurance in case it failed.

My eggs were retrieved for the trial and 6 were frozen (unfertilized) the day before I turned 36, the end of September. Two weeks later, we found out that our IF insurance would be cancelled by Mr.'s company November 1st. (yeah, good decision to wait and use insurance later huh?)
After several setbacks, the eggs were thawed in March. Three fertilized and all looked great when they were transfered. But alas, none implanted.

We are now trying to get the money together to do a fresh IVF cycle and trying it on our own.

So that's me in a nutshell....

Welcome....

15 comments:

DC said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and saying hello.

Infertility and insurance companies both stink, IMO.

I'll be following your journey and wishing you the best of luck. I hope we can stay in touch! :)

Aunt Becky said...

Oh, I will be back. You've got an incredible story.

donna said...

Hello! Thanks for the catch up. I'll be following along, you can be sure!

Deb said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It makes me sad to hear so many stories like your own. I wish there was something I could do for you - all of you. I hope for good things to come to you and I will be keeping an eye on your blog.

P.S. The instructions from brigindo were spot on and I can link now - so very exciting but it dont take much to please me (lol)

Beth A. said...

Good luck getting together the money for the next ivf! I completely agree with dc about the suckiness of infertility and insurance companies.

Vanessa said...

Thanks for the knitting invite... I may have to take you up on that! This NaCoLeavMo is pretty fun isn't it? Even though I am barely keeping up!

Erin said...

Here from NaComLeavMo. Wishing you luck in your journey to add to your family. I hope that you can work out the remaining financial issues and do IVF again very soon

KimboSue said...

Thanks for stoppping by. NaComLeavMo rocks! It's great to know that people are actually reading what you put out there...good luck in this fresh cycle.

korechronicles said...

Thanks for your NaComLeavMo visit. I look forward to hearing more about your journey and wish you luck (and money) to reach your dream.

Kim said...

Don't get me started on ins. companies! So unfair! Hope that Biscuit 2.0 finds a home for about nine months soon!

Kelly D said...

A friend of mine had Vasa Previa too. I interviewed her for my podcast last week, it's a scary pregnancy condition. If you ever want to connect with her let me know and I'll put you two in touch.

Best of luck to you in your fresh cycle!

seussgirl said...

Thanks for the intro! And thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Panamahat said...

Hi! thanks for commenting on my blog and dropping by to read my post. I am so sorry your insurance fell through, and I really hope you find success with your IVF journey. IF struggles STINK!

Rebecca said...

It's nice to "meet" you, Linda. :)

And thanks for stopping by my blog.

Rachel said...

Thanks for the recap. good luck on your journey.