Lots to respond to!
Man, thank you so much. Seriously. It's been a long journey, and much longer than either of us anticipated. We started trying while I was in law school and had no luck, whatsoever. We were trying everything people tell you to try - timing her ovulation, checking body temperature, etc. but still without any luck. After about a year we went to her OBGYN, and eventually to a fertility Doctor. Our Doctor discovered some minor complications - my count was low and she had a mild case of endometriosis. So, our Doctor suggested IUI. We were hopeful, and I would say confident that an IUI would result in a positive pregnancy test. But, after four attempts, we still weren't pregnant. It was a pretty difficult time, honestly.
The next, and final option in terms of a pregnancy was IVF. Honestly, I never imagined that we would get to that point and it was difficult for me to accept that it might be the only path toward a pregnancy. At the time, I thought what we were going through was really rare. I just assumed that all the people around us were able to have children with ease. Friends were popping out kids left and right, it seemed. As we started to open up to people about what we were going through, we quickly realized that so many other families have been through the same process, even close friends of ours, many of whom I assumed had no trouble at all.
I'm talking about all of this because I know how it feels to be in that place, and there might be someone on this board experiencing similar difficulties. Anyway, I'm an open book to anyone with questions.
We completed our first round of IVF treatment in November and we are now 19 weeks pregnant! Baby is due in July!!!
Thanks man. That means a lot. We'll screw up our fair share, but we're going to love that kid with all that we have.
This is what I'm most excited about, and what I appreciate reading the most. I get to see you, and @AUDub and @AUsince72 and @bigbirdand many others post their proud father posts on here, and see the pure joy that it brings you and it makes me SO PUMPED. I can't wait to be a part of that club.
I love it. Cool as the other side of the pillow. Will likely be sniping off his older sister's friends before she knows what's happening.
And I bet she thought your dance moves were pretty cool, too. Something to cherish. 😊
Man, there was a girl working the booth who I think may have been a volunteer for the event and not necessarily a rep for their brewery. I tasted their dunkelweizen. I'm totally unfamiliar with the style, but I definitely enjoyed it. I've got a good buddy in Guntersville, and I'm pretty certain he knows your peeps - anyway, he says he loves the place. I still haven't been yet either.