Three Years…

Three Years ago, we began the process of trying to start a family. I smoked my last cigarette on December 31st, 2003.

There have been so many milestones, and joys. But it has all been overshadowed by the lack of a child. Some days it’s easier than others. Right now, I’m focusing on the apartment (MAJOR de-cluttering) and my weight. There is nothing else I can do.

What are some of the milestones you have come to at this juncture?

10 thoughts on “Three Years…

  1. Shelli,

    All I can say is I put you and Narda on a pedistal(sp), I don’t know how the two of you do it. Infertility is such a tough road to walk. All I can say is that I am amazed at your strength.

    As far as the decluttering, I would suggest ebay, I made 750 in one week by putting my stuff on there, could go towards fertility!

    I don’t have any “milestones” to share, as Dawn and I only tried two months before I had a “chemical pregnancy” if you want to call it that, I prefer not to, and had to call it quits. That was almost two years ago, and I am still scared to try again, and wonder if we ever will…so again my dear friend, you’re on a pedistal!

  2. milestones…ha!…every day is a milestone…unfortunately…or fortunately. I’m so sorry…where is the logic in all of this?…I suppose you do what you have to in order to get through…LOVE to you and Narda.

  3. No caffeine for 2+ years. I did have a small cup of coffee about 4 months ago and thought I would jump clean out of my skin!

  4. January 1st, 2003 I took the last birth contol pill I will ever take. You know the rest darling. May this year be your year in everyway.

  5. This month two years ago we started going to a “Lesbians Considering Motherhood Group”. One couple got pregnant two weeks after the group ended. Another couple is now 16 weeks along after their official start this summer.

    Us? On to Try #8.

  6. We endured miscarriages, ectopic terminations, and a failed abortion. We fostered for a while, and came back to adoption. When we were told it was not legal for us, we gave it one last hurrah. Bought 12 vials of sperm and vowed that that would be it. That was September 2004. I now hold my perfect, albeit spotty, baby boy close and cherish every moment with him. Hopefully one day, you will have that to cherish as well.

  7. We, too, thought we’d have a baby by now, or at least be expecting by the summer. I agree with pp who said that everyday is a milestone. I suppose sanity is my most cherised gift at this point. And again, as a pp said, where’s the logic in all of this…I wonder more for you two than for us.

  8. Well, New year’s marked the beginning of my 3rd year ttc. And today our oldest kitty was put to sleep. 2006 isn’t great so far.

  9. Thanks Shelli. Dropped you an email the other day after I received your Christmas card. Am hoping that it didn’t get spam filtered out!

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