"A new baby is like the beginning of all things: WONDER, HOPE & THE DREAM OF POSSIBILITIES"
-Eda J Le Shan
Things are escalating fast!!
So far, as you know, I've been taking two daily injections and an additional pre-natal with a hormone supplement. Well that was just the beginning!
Because my follicles were measured friday and they had grown so increasingly, my doctor put me on an additional shot that stops ovulation. Unfortunately, this shot is itchy, stings like ant bites and the needle is longer... BUT at the same time, it means we are close to the egg retrieval!!
When the egg retrieval happens, they will take as many mature and viable eggs from my ovaries as they can. This is a very technical and uncomfortable procedure, so I will be under anesthesia.
At this point, sperm and egg meet in the petry dish. So guess what guys!? Within one week my eggs will meet their daddy and the doctor will decide which embryo looks both healthiest and strongest.
I'll give you an update then of how many get fertilized and what my doctor decides but I still have a question for you all:
If you knew that you could select the gender of your only biological child, a once in a lifetime with your husband, would you do it? I REALLY want a girl... but I also want the healthiest embryo so that we don't have to drop another 25K on this.
Im really considering telling him-put a girl in me! Some may not agree but we have the science and I have a super faithful, cutting edge doctor who will do it... a tough choice for sure!
Lots have said to put it in Gods hands. Okay, but God did give us science and he did give me this amazing doctor, plus free will so is it definitively wrong? Subjective, yes. I'd like opinions from all because I have about 10-12 days until that baby gets shot up into my uterus!
With the divorce rate at 50%, that means many blended marriages and "step" children to follow..Someone needs to voice this! It's tough! Nitty gritty! Hardcore and without exception of blame! This blog is to not just inform but solidify how difficult, awkward and how severe the power struggle can be as a "step-parent"