Thursday, March 25, 2010

One year ago

I haven't written in a long time. I don't know why. I don't know what that means. I don't know what I'll do in the future. I still love the idea of blogging, but, I guess I just haven't really had much to say that I think will be of interest to anyone.

But, I needed to write today. See, one year ago today, something amazing happened. One year ago today, our egg donor went into an operating room and had 23 eggs removed from her ovaries. And, she gave them to me. 19 of those eggs fertilized and one of them became my incredible daughter.

The decision to use donor egg is not an easy one. As you know, I struggled with it for a long time. But, I never doubted the love I would feel for a baby conceived from donor egg and, looking at my daughter, there is absolutely no question in my mind that she is the baby I am supposed to be momma to!

This may sound strange, but, I am actually grateful for all of my years of infertility because, without them, I wouldn't have Alana. But, mostly, I owe my life to a woman I will never meet but who gave me the greatest gift someone can give another person. She gave me my baby.

Happy conception day, my love!