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!

16 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautifully said Lisa!
Happy Conception Day Alana!!

~Jess said...

Happy conception day!

I hear you about it all...without donor sperm our daughter wouldn't be who she is...and I wouldn't give that up for anything :-)

Michele said...

Celebrating the conception of your sweet girl with you.

Bee Cee said...

Gorgeous photos Lisa, makes me all warm inside to read the words that you have written. I feel the same about my situation. Not long to go and I'll be able to post some pictures of my miracle too!

Wishing 4 One said...

She is amazing! Wow how times flies Lisa. xoxo

1shosh said...

That was really sweet! Congratulations on a wonderful anniversary!

Ms Heathen said...

What a beautiful little girl! And what a lovely post!

Thinking of you and wishing you every happiness.

Jericho said...

What a wonderful anniversary to celebrate!!!! :)

S said...

Beautiful.

Roccie said...

Your words go right to my heart. I clicked here for a reason. Thank you. I think I am with you and now that I am here, it seems absurd I ever questioned it at all.

Your daughter is gorgeous. Someone call Gerber so you don't have to pay for college.

Holistic Health said...

Congrats to you.Good to see your baby.She is amazing.

Polly Gamwich said...

I didn't see this post when you posted it. But it brought tears to my eyes just now ... love is amazing.

And Alana is ADORABLE.

I totally get you about blogging - things have changed and maybe it's survivors guilt or something ... but it's just not the same. I think things will change and blogging will pick up again for me when we start cycling for #2.

Anyhow ... glad you posted a comment recently - glad to know things are going well for you, Glynn (right?) and Alana.

Hugs,
Polly

goji berries said...

Its really amzing and good to see your baby.

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Joan Swenson

Christi said...

beautiful post!

Alana is gorgeous!!

Biz said...

Aw, she's so fricken cute!! Happy Day!