Hello, friends! If anyone still has me on their RSS feed. After so long away I return to my blog to post about Madelyn's little sister Lilly, who was born January 9, 2008.
Lilly is as beautiful as the day is long, with round blue eyes and such a ready smile, unless I take her to the portrait studio, of course. This week she learned how to yell really loud, and to blow raspberries with her oatmeal.
She is Madelyn's full sister, born of the love of her parents and a frozen embryo transfer -- and she doesn't have spina bifida. We agonized over whether to try for Lilly, but in the end we decided that having another child was worth the risk, and we were blessed. (Not to mention, flat-out lucky, though the odds were in our favor.) We won't tempt fate again, but I'm peaceful with it. I feel our family is complete. Lilly sleeps through the night now, and Maddy's doing just great -- she hasn't had surgery in over a year, and she walks and dances and has all sorts of opinions about how her world should be. Just ask her.
Even though we all know that siblings don't always look alike, I was somehow expecting Lilly to be Little Maddy II, but it just ain't so. Maddy has gorgeous chocolate brown eyes and doe-brown hair, while Lilly has deep blue ones and looks to be sporting strawberry blonde when she gets more than fuzz. I look at the two of them and I'm just in awe. I never knew I could love so much.
More soon -- I've got a plan or two for this blog, something better than letting it lie fallow. After all, it celebrates the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me: Maddy and Lilly.
How fabulous to hear this news, Bee. Welcome back!
I agree nice to see you writing again.
Welcome back and congratulations! Yours was the first donor egg blog I came across and your blog helped me in my journey to DE/IVF. It's great to hear from you again!
Omigosh. I used to follow your blog long, long ago and clicked on it on a whim today and was overwhelmed by your good news.
Congradulations! I am happy to hear that you are happy!
Wow!!! I am so happy for your! I use to follow your blog as well! I have also gone through egg donation. If it wasn't for the fertility treatment specialists at Pacific Fertility Center , then I wouldn't have my daugher Amanda today. Thank god for modern medicine.
Bea--I followed your blog long ago too! Was so happy to find a post after all this time -- and then -- the wonderful news! I'm due in January with my second little DE baby (also a full sib to the first)!
Wonderful. Just wonderful.
So glad to see you back! I found your blog last summer when I was pregnant with my DE baby. I must say that when you abruptly stopped posting I feared the worst for your Maddy. So happy to hear that she's doing so well and congratulations on the birth of Lilly.
So very good to have you back, my friend! Sorry I haven't stopped by sooner to welcome you back properly.
Big congrats to the whole family! I'm so very happy for all of you. Yay!!!!!!!!!
BEST NEWS I heard in a very long time. Congratulations!! so happy also that Maddy is thriving. god bless Lilly and Maddy and the rest of your family
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