So DH & I have had a bumpy road with starting a family. We've been married 10 yrs as of today! But in the 12 years total together we've had 8 miscarriages & 2 ectopics. IVF is the only way for us to conceive a biological child. In 2008 we were blessed on our first round with our daughter. We did another cycle 2 years later but made the mistake of inviting my mom to come with my daughter but instead she raided our medicine cabinet & spent 3 days in a pill whatever she could grab stupor, while texting my dad we were starving her & I apparently pushed her down the stairs. So I was getting text messages calling me everything under the sun. This was going in durning our 2 week wait (after implantation) the IVF nurse kept reminding me to meditate and try to stay calm. Needless to say those embies did not stick! We reviewed all the records and my dr agreed stress from my parents most likely caused our failure. To this day she cannot come in my home and my husband hates her!
Fast fwd to 2014 my daughter really wants a sibling so we are now working with one of the best in IVF treatment and I'm about to start my cycle. We have an 80% chance of this working which is huge for IVF numbers. But I'm worried 6 yrs apart between kids, I'm afraid they will not be close. It still upsets me that the last one failed bc we'd have an almost 4 yr old by now. But anyone with kids 5-6 or more years apart how did your kids do with a new baby? Are they close? I sometimes feel like I let my daughter & husband down by not being able to give them a huge family.
on Feb. 16, 2014 at 2:37 AM