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Just a quick shoutout to those with older kids - 7 years old!!!!!

November 15 2014 at 9:01 PM
Ariadne  (Login ariadne2)


Ds #1 just turned 7. I'm truly floored. One of my superiors at work said, "7? You were just bringing him home from the hospital yesterday." So it's not just me!!! I cannot, cannot, cannot believe I have a 7 year old. Some of my dearest board friends are in the same gener@l proxim!ty. We were struggling just yesterday to get pg., moving to DE or struggling AGAIN to get pg. with DE. Some of us were high fsh board vets by that time, having been in the trenches with OE struggles initially.

For those debating & wondering about DE, I say, again, that while I never forget that we turned to DE, it's just not a part of the fabric of our lives, other than knowing that's what we needed to do. At this point, holy cow, we're dealing with school, sports, friends, clothes, etc. Anything & everything BUT infertility. Every single day I know what a miracle he & his brother are & every single day I am cognizant of our journey, but it matters not 1 iota except to sweeten the pot. I came so close to missing out on this & I can't imagine not having my boys. My 7 year old was my first pg. after 3 failed OE ivfs (only 1 to transfer), 2 failed fresh DE attempts, & 1 failed DE FET attempt. I had lost hope.

7 seems insane. I remember well reading the few past posts from women who visited with older DE children, during rollc@ll or via occasional posts. But now I have reached 7 with my oldest. It's truly astonishing!

This message has been edited by ariadne2 on Nov 17, 2014 8:57 PM

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  1. I hear you! (OE and DE ment) - Renata on Nov 16, 2014, 9:14 AM
    1. So sweet - Ariadne on Nov 17, 2014, 7:58 PM
  2. It is hard to believe isn't it? - Pandora on Nov 16, 2014, 8:27 PM
    1. Five???? - Ariadne on Nov 17, 2014, 8:03 PM
  3. wow, 7 years old already! - Margolis on Nov 17, 2014, 1:27 PM
    1. You are, for sure, as are we all! - Ariadne on Nov 17, 2014, 8:16 PM
  4. Hi Ariadne! - Andrea on Nov 17, 2014, 9:57 PM
    1. So good to "see" you, Andrea - Ariadne on Nov 19, 2014, 6:34 PM
  5. nt - Anonymous on Nov 18, 2014, 10:50 AM
    1. Hi, Maybelline - Ariadne on Nov 19, 2014, 6:36 PM
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