Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I'm starting this blog to keep a record of my life as we try to become parents. I'm not 100% sure what that path will be. We hope to become parents via egg donation but if that doesn't happen we're open to pursuing adoption.

I want this blog to be anonymous, so I can vent as needed, so I'll use nicknames for everyone, I'll be Hope, my darling husband (dh) will be Banks, and others will be added as needed.

A little of my story, I was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome shortly after birth which was very lucky for me. I started growth hormone shots at 7, as well as synthroid for hypothyroidism.

I met my husband while we were in college and we have been hapily married for almost 22 months. He is a truly amazing man and I am so lucky to have found him. He is so supportive and loving and even on my worst day he can make me smile.

What is Turner syndrome? Turner syndrome (TS) is a chromosomal condition that describes girls and women with common features that are caused by complete or partial absence of the second sex chromosome. The syndrome is named after Dr. Henry Turner, who was among the first to describe its features in the 1930s. TS occurs in approximately 1 in2,000 live female births and in as many as 10% of all miscarriages.
taken from the turner syndrome society website

Our plan is to have our first appointment with an RE to start working on a de cycle in August and we hope to cycle in October/November. It could take a while to get everything arranged so we realize it might be more like February before we actually cycle.

So that's where I'm at right now, I'm looking forward to whatever this next year brings and hope to share it here.

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