Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Let me start out introducing myself... I'm a 32 year old married female living in the midwest, in the same metro area I grew up in. I've been married to my husband "S" for 5 years, and while we have our issues, he is a good man. We have two adorable cats, "the old one" and "the brat". We own our own home in a cookie cutter neighborhood where the houses all look alike, so much so that I have been known to drive past our house without realizing it. We are both college graduates and work full time, me in the legal field, him in management.
Sounds pretty normal and dull doesn't it? It is. Or it was until we decided, OK I decided, that we wanted to have a baby about three years ago. After trying for about 6 months, we had some tests done and found out that my husband can't have children. He's sterile. Lucky us, he has a rare condition that only 3-5% of the population have and it is untreatable. Our only chance for natural children will be through the use of a sperm donor.
And that's where the title of this blog comes from, because we are certiainly not doing it the normal way. I plan to have this be a chronical of all the ups and downs of going through this incredible saga of using a sperm donor to creat our family.


JJ said...

Welcome to the blog world-I hate that you have to join all of us, since this is not an easy road-but we are here to support you! Ill be checking in on you.

Nina said...

Yes welcome to the blog world. I am currently pg with our child who was conceived via dIUI after 3 cancelled IVF cycles with my husbands sperm. I wish you all the luck in the world for your upcoming cycles.

Trace said...

We have male infertility too and are just at the beginning of our
DI journey (although we have been trying to adopt domestically for over a year). Yup, we took a break from adoption and are trying DI. Good luck!

Kristen said...

I'm so sorry about your husband's diagnosis. I wish you all the best in your future journey and I will be checking in. Welcome to our corner of the universe!

Dramalish said...

I have an 18 mo. old daughter from DIUI. My husband has non-obstructive azoospermia (zero sperm count) due to a balanced translocation.

Hope you post some more. It's a crazy land you travel when DI enters the picture, but the rewards can be tremendous.


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