Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Catching Up

Hello Friends. For those of you who have been checking back, and wondering just why it's taken so long for me to post a new entry, I apologize for the lack of effort on my part. March was a strange month for me. Not only were we recovering from the kids' illnesses in February, my husband and I also embarked on another foray into the world of infertility. Our babies were all conceived through IVF; and we have/had two frozen embryos from our cycle with our daughter, Jozey. In January, Chris and I decided it was time to try with a frozen transfer. We did our first cycle in March.....and it ended in a chemical pregnancy.

We're planning on another transfer mid April, so it's possible this might be my only entry this month as well. Frozen transfers are definitely easier on the body (not as many medications); but still very emotionallly stressful. I didn't think I would feel as stressed; but I do. I am hoping that this last attempt will work for us and we'll be able to add one more healthy child to our family.

I feel as if everything else is on hold until we know whether or not we're going to have another child. Getting pregnant is just the first step...because then there's the actual pregnancy. Unfortunately, I don't have a very good track record there either with Max and Zoey being born at 26 weeks, and landing on bedrest with Jozey at 24 weeks. But, I've just been feeling like we need to get to the other side of all this potential baby making. I love being a mom; but I do see a time when the children are older, that I may have time to pursue some outside interests, maybe even go back to school and finish that graduate degree I started way back when.....

On another topic entirely -- we took the kids to a Wiggles concert in Los Angeles this past weekend. What a blast! They put on quite a performance and both kids loved it to bits. Max was a bit overwhelmed for the first few minutes, adjusting to the sound and visual stimulation (overstimulation). But, once he felt comfortable, he was on his feet for the remainder of the show, dancing and singing away. It's the longest I've seen him on his feet.....ever! And Jozey was just as enthralled with all the action and music. What a fantastic experience for all of us.


Jacqui said...

I have my fingers crossed for you.

And the wiggles are something else live - aren't they! Love them.

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