Friday, January 29, 2010


Well, we are not pregnant! :( Very sad! However, we are talking to a potential birthmother. We are very excited about this "maybe baby." So we have decided to hold off on more inseminations until we know more about this situation and/or until Jen finishes that darn dissertation! It's all just too much right now!

So cross your fingers, cross your toes, send out good vibes, pray, etc., etc. that this is our baby! We are so excited to become mommies!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Task Complete

Well, we did it. We went to the doctor on Sunday and Kara is now insemminated. There is a 25% chance she is pregnant. Not a very high likelihood, but we're still hopeful and staying optimistic.

The insemination was quite the process, but it went very quickly. First we had to wait for the sperm to thaw (never thought I'd say that!). Then it was time for the procedure. Jen (that's me) was the doctor's assistant and got to hold the sperm twice. Yippee or is it yucky? Anyway, the doctor used a small catheter to insert the sperm into Kara's uterus after dilating her cervix. That's when Kara seemed to be in the most pain, during the dilation. After that we were done. We just had to sit with Kara's behind in the air for 20 minutes.

We got back in about a week to have a blood test to make sure Kara did ovulate and then if she doesn't get her next menstrual cycle (everyone keep your fingers crossed and the good vibes coming!) we do a pregnancy test on the 31st.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Tomorrow is the day...

that we have our first insemination. The doctor says that we have a 25% chance of getting pregnant tomorrow (depending on the quality of our swimmers). SCARY! EXCITING! CRAZY! Keep your fingers crossed!

Friday, January 1, 2010

How we are bringing in the new year...

Kara started taking Clomid, a fertility drug. We will go to the doctor soon to find out if Kara has a mature egg. Then...after we finally choose a donor (which is way harder than it sounds)...we will go back to the doctor to be inseminated. Wish us luck!