Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy ICLW!!

I am excited to be a part of this month's ICLW..I think I haven't participated the last two times or so since it's timing was not the best with my schedule (ie conferences last month!) and I knew I would be a sucky participant. But I have the week off this week due to two furlough days and Thanksgiving break. So welcome any new readers and cheers to those bloggy friends who are already here.  The last few months have been hard and I am so thankful I have had you all to lean on.  This community continues to amaze me.

Just a brief summary of us. Hubby and I met in 2001 and were married in 2006.  I am a Kindergarten teacher and my Hubby owns and operates Halloween stores. Started trying for a baby in spring of '08 and this led us to our IF clinic in August of '09.  We did 5 IUI's all with BFN's in the next year. In August of '10 we did out first fresh IVF which ended with a BFN. We did two rounds of FET, the first one with a BFN and the last one with our first ever BFP!!! We sadly miscarried around 8 weeks due to a blighted ovum.  During our battle with IF we also started our journey with international adoption. In the summer of 2010 we went to our first orientation with an adoption agency.  We met with two others and decided on our homestudy agency in March of this year.  Since then we have completed all four of our homestudies....our fourth and final was today (and it went super!!)  We are using a placing agency in Arizona and I cannot be more excited about the future.

The next few months and weeks will certainly be exciting and busy. I hope you'll stick around to see what's next for us!

A friend of mine posted this on her FB and I love it and thought I would share.  oxo to all of you!


  1. I love it! I need that on a big poster right over my bed so I can read it first thing every day :)

    I can't wait to see what the future holds for you. You bet I'll be reading! :) I'm just so glad to hear you being happy and positive again.

  2. I love that poster!!! (I am going to have to borrow it for my facebook!!!)

    I hope that you are holding your baby in your arms soon!!

    Can I also say in our house Halloween is bigger then Christmas lol!

    Happy ICLW

  3. Congrats on your home study being done!
    Love that poster, too!
    We found out yesterday we are having a boy and a excited! :)
    Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Congrats on your last home study session! Here's to your baby being safe in your arms so very soon!
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  5. Love that quote... just what I needed to hear today :) Great that your home studies are done and that your getting steps closer to adoption xoxo