So today starts the Oct '10 edition of IComLeavWe, and my first attempt at it. Let's see if I can remember to comment daily, given that I'm such a slacker and all :)
I've already left a few comments and it looks like a lot of people are posting "intro" posts to their blogs. So here is mine:
-I'm Megan, 28 year old homemaker with an unused English degree from UNC Chapel Hill. I've been married to Nik, a 26 year old software engineer, for 5 years (we've known each other almost 9 years now...).
-We always wanted to adopt and had decided to do so in our thirties, after giving birth to a child or two. Then 6 months into our marriage (and 6 months TTC) my husband took a semenalysis, almost on a whim. The results were horrid. And after 3 more tests they were still the best results we've ever had.
-Our oldest son, Paxton, turns 5 next month. We adopted him from Ethiopia and he came home on his second birthday. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that he's starting school next year.
-Our "baby," Ambrose, just turned 1 this month. We adopted him domestically/locally and he was placed with us at 9 days old. I'm nursing him which is a journey in itself. He's just starting to walk and talk.
-We're dragging our feet a bit but still beginning the process for #3. Ideally he/she would come home with Ambrose is in the 18-24 month range, but you never know!
-No clue if we ever will attempt those fertility treatments we've discussed, or embryo adoption. The wish to experience pregnancy is still there but it's faded a lot.
So that's me :)
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