Sunday, December 14, 2008

All I Want for Christmas... a positive pregnancy test! Today's IUI went well and the factors all look very promising - 25 million swimmers (a record for us!) and two perfectly sized follicles that ovulated overnight. We are hopeful.

Today we celebrated my grandmother's 88th birthday. I hadn't seen her in more than a year due to the complications of her Alzheimer's disease, but today we were all (23 family members!) welcome, and we gathered to honor her on her birthday. She was in a fine mood and was very happy to see us all. Now and then she'd say something that didn't make much sense, but overall she seemed very much like the grandma I have always known and loved. I commented to Michael that it's likely that our children will never know her, but that it would be special if we knew they'd been conceived on her birthday.

So begins the TWW. That's two-week wait for those of you not up on IF (infertility) acronyms.

Here's a picture of the family at Grandma's birthday party:


OH MY #6 said...

I am feeling it!


Michelle said...

I hated the TTW. That would be the best Christmas present ever.

I hope you get your wish.

I really, really hope.

PIPO said...

Sending hope that your Christmas dreams come true.

Catherine said...

Praying all goes well and that you'll be pregnant for Christmas!

Happy Birthday to your Grandma!

Alex and Jill said...

I have such hope that this IUI is the one for you guys.

Look at your sweet grandma. I made that EXACT SAME STATEMENT on friday to my brother...I'm afraid my kiddos will never know my grandmother (my Dad's Mom).

I'm praying you have wonderful news to share with your grandmother in 2 weeks.


AprilMay said...

Happy birthday to your grandma! That picture will be a treasured wonderful. I am praying daily for a BFP for Christmas for you!! What an amazing gift that would be...the best gift of all.

Shelley said...

Wouldn't that be sweet? I so hope and pray for you guys.

Kayce said...

The absolute best gift ever! Fingers and toes crossed. I'm so glad you got to enjoy the day with your family and your grandmother. Happy Birthday to her.

Teresa said...

We never did treatments so I don't know what that is like, but I do remember infertility. That pain doesn't go away easily. Praying for you to have a positive pregnancy test and a joy-filled Christmas!

Kathy and Joel said...

What a beautiful family!!
Congrats on the follies and on the swimmers!!! COME ON!! WE WANT A ++++++++++ FOR JOANNAH AND MICHAEL!!

Donna said...

Well, those numbers sound mighty POSITIVE so that's a nice big step in the right direction! My fingers are crossed!


Paula said...

Sounding good. Doesn't get much better than that.
What a lot of love Grandma must have felt. Happy Birthday!

OziMum said...

Happy Birthday to your Gran! My Gran turned 88 in Oct, too! And sadly, shares the same illness.

On to happier things... swimmers! 25 million! Geez! There's got to be at least one winner in there?!!

Shannon said...

What a lovely turn-out for your Grandma's birthday!
Wishing you the Christmas gift of your dreams. =)

My verification word is "persue"-close enough of a spelling,don't you think?!

Julie said...

Our prayers are with you!

Alyson and Ford said...

We've added your wish to our Christmas wish list! All our prayers.
Merry Christmas.