Status Update: I haven't posted in a while because I've kind of been in a dark hole of depression and despair with no progress whatsoever to report on. Although, as of last week, that all changed.
We had a woman from VA contact us and offer us five embryos. She received them from her clinic anonymously five years ago and gave birth to a beautiful son. While neither of us know the genetic parents of these embryos, we plan to have an open relationship with one another so at least our children will know genetic siblings. We are working with attorneys to draw up the contract this week and I'm hopeful we will be finished with that aspect of it all by next week. We are over the moon excited! My mom passed away last Christmas and I've been really anxious about the approaching anniversary of her death. Before she died, she promised me she would "pull some strings in heaven" for our IF battles. I've prayed and prayed for us to at least have embryos in our possession by Christmas. Looks like Christmas might come a little early!
I've been wearing a snowflake pendant that belonged to my mom since we got the news that we were picked to receive them on Friday. It's a constant reminder of our soon-to-be snowbabies.
QOTW: I could not be more grateful for this gift of embryos. After I got the call, I hung up the phone and just cried yelling THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! This could not be unfolding on a more appropriate week. I am also so incredibly thankful for DH, my supportive family, and of course all of you ladies. I have no idea where I would be without you all - but I know it wouldn't be good.
Have a wonderful Holiday!