OK...I'll fast forward just a bit to being told that I would not be able to produce my own eggs. Therefore, without hesitation, we decided that we would give it one more try with Donor eggs. It's pretty much what you would imagine: Flipping through photo albums & bios, hoping to see one that grabbed us. After a little waiting (boy, was this whole process a lesson in patience... which, for those of you that know me, I don't have much of) we received a call from a nurse at the clinic that explained how a new candidate for the egg donor program had just come in & she felt confident that she would be our Answer. She was right on the money! The young girl was beautiful, tastfully dressed in the latest fashions; great hair; good skin & most importantly had a bio that we agreed was exactly what we had been waiting for.
I'll skim over the part of the financial aspect of it all by just saying that although it was the most money either one of us has ever paid for anything (except for our home:) it is also the BEST investment we've ever made.
|Easter 2010-8 weeks preggo|
|Headed to the hospital|
|1st Family Photo|
And there they would live for the next 2 weeks. It was so difficult to go home that 1st day & pull into the driveway & realize that our babies were not going to be there w/ us. Over the 2 weeks that they were in NICU we were able to feed them (I pumped breast milk every 3 hours to bring up to them); change their diapers & just be there to hold them. It seemed as though that place had become our 2nd home.
|Our Life in the NICU|
|Leaving Methodist NICU|
Seeing Jett & Delilah all nestled in their car seats for the 1st time was really something. They looked so tiny! Well, that brings us to the point where making memories began...So, w/ that being said I think I will end my 1st Blog entry right here. I will pick up soon by just posting some photos of the "1sts" of everything... Holidays; visits f/ friends & family; trips & many other joyous occasions.
I don't wanna close this out w/out thanking so many special people that were kind & helpful during those 1st several months. We appreciate everything & love you all: Chris Anderson (Spoil-Grandy); Billy Stringer (Grandaddy); Rick Anderson (Grandpa); Toni & Steve McCormack (Ya Ya Toni & Yo Yo Steve); Amanda & Cody Stringer; Aunt Carol Barker; Tracey Lane; Sarah Krug; Meredith Clarke; Barb & Steve Mechler; Terry & Simon Honig; Katrina Wiatrek; Dalarie Robertson; Sheila & Bill Knowles; Carol Baring; our Firefighter Family & everyone else who gave their love & support.