I am starting a new series on our little blog. It should be interesting to say the least. The series will be about our new adventure to “think about having a baby”. I am deciding to blog about it so that everyone can stay updated and stop asking us questions.
A year ago, deciding to have a baby would have meant by adoption or surrogate mother only. Why you ask? Well the fact that I have diabetes and it would be a high risk pregnancy and that I DO NOT want to pass down the gene for diabetes to my child, are just a few reasons. I had made my decision years ago to not have a child and Frankie knew that when we got married and accepted it. Also he has Alex so he wasn’t missing anything so we were both fine with the idea. However…..however…however so many things happen …and life changes….and you grow up….and ect…..
About 8 months ago we started doing research. We found out that adopting a younger child was brutally expensive and almost impossible to do in the US. So then we thought if we were going to pay that much anyway, way not use an egg that doesn’t carry the trait for diabetes, Frankie’s genes and a healthy women to carry the baby….this was even more expensive.
To make a very long and emotional story short, on Wednesday Feb 17th, 2010 we got the approval from my diabetic doctor to “considering having the baby myself”. Wow talk about a huge shock to both Frankie and I. This is now leading us in a whole new direction. The diabetic doctor made an appointment for us to meet with an OBGYN who’s specialty is high risk pregnancies. We will meet with him in March just to start asking some basic questions….we will update from there.