So, we’re trying to have a baby. I feel a little silly writing it like this lol haven’t been one for blogging before really, but we’ve failed miserably so far in trying to keep a paper journal so here’s giving this a shot!
My wife and I have been together for about 6 1/2 years, and married (well civil unioned) nearly three years ago.
We have always known that we would have children together, and I guess started thinking seriously/less abstractly a couple of years ago. We decided we wanted to go with a known donor (perhaps more on that thought process to come later) and approached one of our best friends. After a lot of deliberation, he agreed, and for the past seven or so months we have been going through masses of testing, counselling and the usual rigmarole required by the fertility clinic we are using.
Now, after what has been years of planning, dreaming and wishing, we are ready to begin our first cycle.
Although, as it happens, the clinic is closed during December so it looks like it will have to wait until the end of January for our first attempt.
It’s funny, it has taken so much to get to this point, and in the beginning it was all approached with a sense of ‘one day’, and ‘after we do this, this and this with our lives we’ll be in a better position to try’.
Now all of a sudden we’re here, ready to go spend a load of money and go though a lot emotionally, and we couldn’t be more ready. We are well aware that it most likely won’t happen on the first try, but the thought that in a couple of months there could be a baby, our baby, growing inside my wife is just so mind blowing.
I know that it isn’t going to be easy, and I definitely don’t like the thought that in a lot of ways we may be setting ourselves up for heartbreak along the way if/when it doesn’t go smoothly, but the alternative – of not trying – is just not an option.
So…. bring it on I say….