I must apologize that I've been MIA for about a week. It's been quite the week and my next post - while it happened 6 months ago - fits well with the crap that has hit the fan for us this week.
2010 was shaping up to be one of the worst years we'd ever had. I had to go through some major stress and job changes at work in April and May, we'd both been diagnosed with serious fertility issues in August and September, and then in October, we closed the small business that we owned. Added to that, we were in the process of moving our stuff from our old house to our new house, and while we were out of town one weekend in late October, our old house was broken into and many things were stolen or destroyed. 2010 was an awful year. The house was hit several more times in 2010 - including Christmas Eve - and all the copper pipes were stolen and the car that I drive in the winter was stripped so badly that it was totaled. Here's the pic of it up on a kerosene heater that was stolen out of our garage. Putting it up on the heater bent the frame.
(Fast forward to this week - March 27, 2011 - and the house was hit for a 4th time AND my husband had his MESA surgery. We'll get to that in another post. I've already told 2011 to stop acting like her evil red-headed step-sister 2010....)
We had both wanted a biological child of our own that I think we had decided before we'd even left the doctor's office that day on September 29th that we were going to try IVF-ICSI. We weren't sure how or when, but if that was our option, we were going to try it. We might as well...we were due for a break, right?