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Weekend Update

September 29th, 2008 at 07:07 am

Well, my weekend was exhausting.

Saturday was actually exhilirating because I had so much free time; no matter how hard we worked.

But Sunday we drove to San Jose in the a.m. for a family party and to pick up the kids. I am exhausted. The kids are more exhausted. I don't think Granmda gave them time to nap (a weekend quite full of activity). Kids were SO exhausted. Slept most of the way home and so I prepared for a wakeful night. BUT they are still asleep at 7am. LM did not even eat dinner since he slept through it.

Dh's relative has finalized the adoption of her third child. Why they had a celebration yesterday. Better yet, she is about 4 months along. (A fertility treatment miracle). They have easily spent $100k+ and 5 years on trying to conceive their own child. I would have told you surrogacy was their only option at this point. Modern medicine didn't seem to be enough. Before now anyway.

So we are collectively holding out breath for the next 5 months. Looks promising, but still a lot of fear there. They've been through a lot of loss these last 5 years.

4 Responses to “Weekend Update”

  1. homebody Says:

    My good friend in Florida's son and DIL had invitro. Her grandson is just over a year and DIL is pregnant again, got pregnant on their own this time. They both had fertility problems, so this is very good.

    Good luck and prayers to your family.

  2. mbkonef Says:

    I have a neighbor who calls her son her million dollar baby. She and her DH went thru tons of fertility treatments etc. and finally had twins with donor embryos. Her doctor told her not to worry about birth control because she had a better chance of winning several million in the lottery than she did of conceiving naturally. Her son is about 17 months younger than his twin sisters. Enough said.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    That is the sad/twisted part for our relative. Getting pregnant is not the problem, so they need birth control. Mbkonef - you hear of that often. But doesn't work if you use birth control to keep from miscarrying constantly.

    I actually know quite a few people who have done in vitro, and other fertility treatments, and tried for very long, etc., but none who have been through anything like this.

  4. monkeymama Says:

    I just came across this and had to say pregnancy ended very badly. I don't know if they will try surrogacy down the road - they have spent so much money as is. The good news is they gave up. Mother almost lost her life. I don't think the family could have taken much more. Enough is enough. They have so many beautiful, appreciative adopted children. They can save their pennies for surrogacy. Thankfully, mother realizes her own life is not risking jut to carry her own child.

    Sadly, a good friend of mine, with a child, recently lost a baby very late term, after much of the same. I told her she was lucky to have one child. Not sure her health is worth it.

    I know SO MANY people who were very successful with fertility treatments, but in these cases, I think medicing has gone too far.

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