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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.


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Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.


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Thursday, November 09, 2006
Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things I Learned from Infertility


1. I am MUCH stronger than I thought I was
2. There are WAY too many ignorant and insensitive people in the world
3. What NOT to say to someone in a crisis (it’s OK to not know what to say and to not say much of anything)
4. Who my REAL friends are
5. Infertility will either make or break your marriage
6. It gave me a whole different level of appreciation for my kids and kids in general
7. Just how amazing it is that ANYONE conceives, let alone has a healthy baby
8. How little OB’s actually know about the reproductive cycle
9. What’s really important
10. That stress has NOTHING to do with getting pregnant
11. Just how vital the medical community and pharmaceutical companies are
12. To be able to read my body and understand it
13. That I can get through anything (this really helped when my oldest was dx’d with a severe food allergy)


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6 Comments:
At 9:08 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Great list! Thanks for sharing. I agree with #13 obviously (oh, and #2 on so many different level):D

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger The Imperfect Christian said...

As a former (IF one ever graduates) infertile who turned to adoption, you are SO on the money with this. You are a very bright woman and have a grasp of infertility that takes others years upon years to learn.

It sucks. That about sums it up. But I would go through it all over again if it brought me the two daughters I was blessed enough to adopt! Best wishes! You are in my thoughts and prayers, along with every other infertile out there!!

 
At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great list. :) I have endometriosis, and I'm likely infertile, but thankfully my husband and I don't want children. You are so right about #2 - there are so many insensitive people out there.

Nice to see you have two daughters now. :) Happy T13. :)

 
At 1:27 PM, Anonymous KarenW said...

I understand what you mean about insensitive comments! I've received many on a totally different subject. People should think before they speak or at least try to think about life in the other person's shoes.

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger Chaotic Mom said...

I agree with everything you've said here. Absolutely. Been there, too. I think the hard times really do build character, and it sounds like you have a strong character to boot. ;)

 
At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Kathy said...

Sue's dad and I knew Sue and Jerome were trying to conceive. She shared much of what was going on. I NEVER knew the emotional and physical pain that a couple goes through while dealing with infertility before their struggle. I'm very proud of the way they handled it and that they "went the distance" in trying to conceive. If it hadn't worked out we would have all loved and been thrilled that they would have adopted. We are very lucky and blessed with OUR two little girls.

Mom :)

 

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