Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July from NYC!

Happy 4th of July! It is so wonderful to read all of the good news in Blogland, from the great scans and egg retrievals, to the new BFP's, to the recent births and to people's journey's coming full circle.

Well the good news is that Brian and I are working hard to save money for treatment and we have a plan! I will be doing IVF again under my insurance coverage in September/October and I will be shipping my frozen embryos and Brian's sperm to India using Greg at Core Cryobank. If our embryos don't take, then we are prepared to use an egg donor and I am at peace with that. I have been inspired by so many of you who have come full circle in your journeys and you give me the strength to keep on going even though our first journey to India was unsuccessful.

Oh and we have decided on a clinic a pretty darn good one at that. Now it's just a matter getting the rest of our money in order before we officially get started, as we wanted to have a large chunk of change in the bank and not just the money for the initial transfer and program fees. Have a Happy Fourth of July!


  1. WOo hoo! Congrats on the plan! Best wishes for you!

  2. So glad you have a plan!! I know how difficult plans are to come by!! Will keep my fingers crossed for you guys!!

  3. So exciting!!!! Looking forward to more exciting updates.

  4. This is great news! I had been checking your page for updates over the last couple of weeks, and hoping to see that things were moving forward for you two! I will keep you in my prayers, and hope that everything comes together quickly for you! Best wishes!

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