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Sun, 02-17-2008 - 11:39am

It occurred to me I have been posting for a couple of days and I never introduced myself. So, here goes...

I am Shantel, 27, married to my wonderful DH for 3 years. When we met I already had a 2 year old son, who is now 7 going on 17. My DH has taken him in as his own child and he knows nothing different. We are originally from So Cal. I grew up in OC in Anaheim. We relocated 2 1/2 years ago to Colorado. Living in the mountains is amazing. I never thought I would love it here so much being a beach girl all my life.

We decided last fall that we wanted another child. DH is infertile due to medical problems that caused all kinds of complications for him. Last fall his brother offered to be a DI for us. We tried our first at home ICI on Friday and now we are waiting waiting waiting.

I definitely could feel my ovulation happening Friday and Saturday and the sample was fresh so we are hoping it worked. If not, I am charting so we can try again next month.



Shantel :)
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Sun, 02-17-2008 - 1:17pm
Welcome and good luck!

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Sun, 02-17-2008 - 2:15pm

I grew up in Irvine!!!!! And also a relocated but to Seattle, which I hate with a passion except after 4th of July and until Sept. 19th...its against the law in Seattle for the sun to come out before the 5th of July. MUST be cloudy on the 4th, its a law...LOL

I think its cool you are using your BIL. Our RE told us when dh was first diagnosed not to use BIL - turns out the guy had zero bed side manner. But I was glad he did as I have zero respect for BIL and his kids are wacky.

Might have something to do with the nieces/newphews parents....but still LOL

Welcome and good luck!

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Sun, 02-17-2008 - 3:12pm
My BIL is awesome. He came to us and offered before we had even asked him. It kinda made it easier to even think about trying. But he is a very respectable guy. He is a paramedic in Denver and his GF is an EMT, going to school to be a midwife. They are both very excited about this and we are happy to share it with them. We've already picked names and if we end up with a boy we will use his middle name.


Shantel :)
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Sun, 02-17-2008 - 3:51pm
Welcome and GL!!!

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Tracy


One IVF w/PGD - BFN


Thinking of doing IVF w/DE in 2008


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