Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Welcome to my world . . .

After years of trying to not get pregnant, and then over 5 1/2 years of trying everything in the book (and some things that weren't), we are expecting our second (and maybe third) child. Our first child, a beautiful son, came to us through traditional domestic adoption. We met him when he was 11 hours old, and has been with us ever since. He is 2 1/2 now, and his name is Jackson.

We have a semi-open adoption with Jax's birthmom, M*. We met her once during the pregnancy, and again at the brith. She definitely beats to her own drum, so we hear from her through random calls to my cell, or the rare letter to our PO Box. I'm sure I'll get to describing more about her life and our relationship as this blog develops.

My son is a ham! He is running around our family room at the moment saying the snow monster is coming into the house! Hurry! Run! He is constant entertainment!

So traditional domestic adoption is understandable, but what is embryo adoption, you ask? Well, its just what it sounds like. We adopted another couple's frozen embryos that were created during their IVF cycle. They had two children from this batch of embryos, and have decided they will never use these embryos to add o their family. They have given us the opportunity to get pregnant with their embryos and raise any resulting children as our own. It is a true gift. Its a miracle. I'm pregnant!

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