Is there anything my bloggies need an update on? Want to know something? Ask away! Sarah recently asked me if we were going to have more children. That answer is unknown. To be determined. Here’s the thing…
We have zero embryos left in storage. But, we’ve got 2 vials of sperm that was thawed and defrosted for my IVF cycle. They split up the remainder of the sperm into two vials in case we needed to do another IVF because our donor is now retired. So who knows how much is exactly in there.
We do know that we don’t want to make more embryos. We think that would just be irresponsible. We wounldn’t be able to get rid of them and what if we ended up making 10 frozen embryos??? How many kids are we going to have?! We’d feel like we have to give them their fair chance. So, if we did get pregnant, It would be from the 2 vials that we have stored. We’ve talked about different routes we can take. We’ve thought of discarding the sperm and when we want to try again, we buy more. We pay 600+ every six months in storage fees. That money could be used for the children we have now. Instead of saving refrozen (dud?) sperm. We’ve thought of taking the sperm and just squirting it up there, or with a medicated cycle at the clinic. I think that we’ve come to the conclusion that, right now, we’d be okay trying again in 2(ish?) 4(ish?) years. Right now, 3 children 3 and under is rough. Doable, fun, and so rewarding but hard. Maybe some time between the kiddies will make it easier?! I don’t know, only time will tell that.
We COULD just buy more sperm. All of our boys are from the same donor, would we want to switch it up now?! Using the sperm we have feels like there is a end. Like, there is a definite answer to if we continue. If it works, GREAT! We would love to welcome another baby (girl?) into our family. If not,that’s okay too. We have 4 beautiful boys who each one of them has showed us amazing things about life. It is just hard to let go of sperm that could be the last sibling from that donor. Isn’t weird how attached we are to some mans sperm? I wonder how many times I can say sperm in one blog entry.