The Journey to a Little One to Call Our Own

One gal's experiences dealing with IF, pregnancy, the birth of our first son, parenthood, and doing it all over again with our second son... here is our journey.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Welcome, ICLW!

I am behind! I've been so busy that I missed the first few days of ICLW this month. I have some blog catching-up to do tonight.

For those of you who have followed my story along the ups and downs, THANK YOU! I love that you are my girlfriends :)

For those of you who are new to stopping by (and those who have already commented from this round of ICLW), WELCOME! So excited you're here. Check out our story (long version on the right-hand side of my blog), read my posts, and comment... I always write comments back to those who are kind enough to leave me some words :)

Here's our quick, down-and-dirty infertility story:

Been married to Mr. D for over 4.5 years. Tried to conceive for 2 years and were diagnosed with unexplained infertility (and later to find out, a blocked tube was probably also to blame).

Tried everything except IUI and IVF, which were our next planned steps. There were surgeries, tests (blood, urine, semen, cervical, you name it), rounds and rounds of Progesterone, Prometrium, and Clomid. There were ovulation tests, HPTs, and many, many charts. There were OB appointments, RE appointments, specialist appointments, and surgeon appointments. There were many dollars spent, and many tears shed. On our final attempt of TTC before IUI, we found out we are pregnant by the grace and pure miraculous work of God. We are over 19 weeks, expecting a boy, and completely in awe every day with the miracle we've created.

Please continue to follow our adventures... I love the world of blogging, as I have met so many incredibly warm-hearted, wonderful women (and men!) who have become my support system and network.

Hope you'll join us on The Journey to a Little One to Call Our Own...


  1. I think it's so amazing how this happens to some of us when we're least expecting it. (no pun intended!) I was all set for progesterone and clomid.

    I don't go to the doctor until April 12th b/c i'm traveling for the next TWO weeks! It won't feel real until then, i don't think.

  2. Hi there. I'm stopping by from ICLW. Congratulations on your little boy!! What an exciting time. It does seem like things happen when you least expect it. We got pregnant with our Bean on our last IUI before IVF. During the two week wait we had the appointment with the RE to plan for IVF and had started trying to figure out how we could afford it and then my doctors office called to say that the blood test was positive. I didn't believe them. So unexpected and so wonderful. Enjoy every minute and I can't wait to come back and see your progress!!

  3. Hi there!

    Stopping by from the ICLW. My name is Kim and I am editor of The Ladies in Waiting Book Club.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! Good luck and best wishes. XX

  4. Happy ICLW. Congrats on the natural pregnancy and it is so exciting you are having a boy. Boys are a lot of fun! I work in early intervention speech therapy and have learned a lot about trucks from little boys over the years.