Monday, March 21, 2011

March ICLW

Welcome all!

If you don't know what ICLW is, please click on the icon to the right to learn all about it. In a nutshell, it's a great way to connect with other blogs that you haven't seen before (or have) and leave comments and feel the love of this wonderful bloggy community.

Thanks for stopping by my humble blog. If this is your first time, I'm an IVF veteran, with 3 fresh (+ 1 FET) under my belt. We're officially diagnosed as male-factor and I'm 40 years old, so I imagine that my eggs are just old, even if I'm a good responder to stims. I also got diagnosed with immunological issues. We've been to two different clinics. Mr. Jem and I are taking a bit of a break to figure out what's next. I don't know if we can do another IVF - financially or emotionally. But we haven't given up on being parents. The big question is what to do next???!!! Donor IUI in June? Donor eggs? Adoption?

~Jem

19 comments:

Krista said...

Just stopping in to say "hi," and I hope you and Mr.Jem are able to figure out what your next step is soon!

Rebecca said...

Happy ICLW! Good luck figuring out your next step!

Marissa said...

Happy ICLW. Don't forget about donor embryos! Way cheaper than donor eggs, and although neither of you will share genetics with the kid(s), you still get to be pregnant. :)

Hope you're doing ok.

Kira said...

Here from ICLW :)

While we never did IVF we were in a similar place of "what to do next" at the beginning of the year. The "good" news is there are a lot of options, and you pick what is best for you. My husband and I decided on surrogacy which is not very common but what felt right for us. I look forward to reading what path you chose!

Kate Bentley said...

Here from ICLW and sending love for the coming weeks and months. This is never easy xxxxx

Sarah said...

Hoping your time off lets you find what is the best way for you all to become parents!

ICLW #8

Lavonne said...

Happy ICLW! Lots of luck and prayers your way!

Lavonne @ *Our Wish*

amiracle4us said...

Happy ICLW!!! Can't wait to see where life takes you guys :)

Carlia said...

happy ICLW! sounds like a lot of decisions are before you. good luck!!!

Jill said...

I'm glad you haven't given up! Best of luck figuring out where to go from here!

EBC said...

we too are trying to figure out what next after declaring we are more than done with ivf, though the only thing we can honestly afford within the next few months would be donor iui, even though my interest in international adoption is growing. here's to wisdom for all as we try to keep moving forward!

ifbyyes said...

Happy ICLW! I hope you get your baby some day, no matter what method you try next!

Amanda said...

Here from ICLW! It sounds like you've got some big decisions ahead of you. Wishing you peace of mind during this process...

womb for improvement said...

Not here from ICLW! Here anyway.

What to do next? Can't help you on that, but i hope whatever it is the end result is you with a baby.

Katie said...

Happy ICLW! I hope you find peace in your decisions and the path to your baby!!!

Liz said...

Wow, big decisions. I wish you luck!

ICLW

Summastarlet said...

Happy ICLW!

Wow..sounds like you and Mr Jem have lots of thinking to do in regard to what next! I am sure you will come to a decision that you are both happy with. I wish you the best of luck with whatever path you head down next...

Jamie said...

Hello from ICLWland! I wish you the best of luck in your upcoming decisions and journey.

Sending positive thoughts and vibes your way!

Kim said...

Hello :o)

Here from the ICLW. My name is Kim and I am the editor of The Ladies in Waiting Book Club. If you need more buddies or like to read, stop on by. :o)

You've had quite a journey so far! I hope the next few days, weeks, or months bring you answers that feel right in your heart. :o)