Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August ICLW

First, for those of you that know me in the real world, you may be thinking what is this ICLW? Well, it's this pretty awesome support group of bloggers that are dealing with infertility like me. It's a group of women that come together and support each other. These ladies are wonderful.

A little about me: My husband and I are reproductively challenged. We were told IVF was our only chance to conceive. So, we sold our souls to the devil, spent a ton of money out of pocket, and ventured into IVF. It was no where near as horrible as I had imagined it was going to be (minus the little detail about it not working at all). IVF was a failure. At our WTF appointment, the RE informed us that we could try another round of IVF. She looked us straight in the eye when she told us that if we were okay with proceeding with other options, donor egg, or adoption, that we should do so, because she didnt want to take our money. Now that was one hell of a pep talk.

So that's when we found ourselves buying embryos on the internet. Okay, some people call it donor embryo, some call it embryo adoption, however I bought embryos off of the internet... let's call a spade a spade.

We just had the embryos shipped and we are waiting for all of the stars to align and move forward with this embryo transfer.

After over a year of total and complete mayhem. We are waiting anxiously for our luck to change.

Last night a bird dropped some doo doo droppings on me. I think it's a sign that things are definitely turning around.

Something you must know about me I'm very sarcastic (example the last sentence). So please dont call the police, 9 times out of 10 I'm kidding. This sick sense of humor is truly the only thing getting me through this!

Thanks for stopping by. Im wishing you all the best on your journeys. May they be short and sweet.


  1. good luck, i hope the stars align for you.

  2. I'm glad your embryos landed safely, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for star alignment. :)

  3. I love your honesty and sarcasm!! I am so excited for your upcoming embryo transfer. I have a very good feeling about things! :)

  4. Hoping and praying that your FET is super successful! And really, sometimes sarcasm is the only thing that gets us through, right? :)

    ICLW #7

  5. "sold our souls"...EXACTLY!

    Haha, that's exactly how I came up with the name of my blog as well! Happy ICLW! Thanks for the comment on my blog!


  6. I hope your FET is successful! Wishing you the best of luck.

    ICLW #41

  7. Hoping that your FET will be successful! And I challenge anyone to get through this situation without being sarcastic!

  8. I'm sure that bird was giving you a good-luck sign. You don't deserve anything but!

    Happy commenting!

  9. Hello from ICLW. Crossing my fingers this FET is successful for you and no more birds drop any doo-doo. Looking forward to following along and catching up on your blog. P.S. sarcasm keeps me sane.

  10. I applaud your determination and sarcastic style! While I really hope the FET takes for you guys if it comes to that, please remember that my RE (two of them, actually) said the same thing to us while looking us in the eye at what was essentially our WTF appt. And then we got pregnant two months later.
    No matter what those bird droppings mean, here's hoping for a big break in your TTC journey!

  11. Greetings from ICLW!

    Ahhh yes, I am your sister in darkly sarcastic comments. We are twins.

    And apparently bird crap is supposed to be a TOTAL blessing... I know this only from having seen "under the tuscan sun" which let's face it is practically science.

  12. OMG I love this blog. Best of luck on your FET.

  13. Finally popping over for ICLW. Wishing you the best with your little internet embryos. Fingers, toes, and eyes are crossed!!


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