Sept. 2009: G-Man and I got married. We were expecting problems because of his past history of cancer. However, we naively thought that God would just work a miracle for us.
Sept 2010: It is one year of "unprotected" intercourse and I know how fertility problems are defined! I start feeling weird and really believe that this is the month! AF comes exactly on CD 28 for the 1st time. I'm crushed.
Nov. 2010: Cycle lasts 59 days: Sept 18th- Nov. 16th. We hold off more tests.
Jan. 2011: AF arrives, CD 56. Test results back, no visible problems. Normal cycles return. I start charting temperature. Sk pregnant again. I am authentically happy for her!
Feb. 2011: CrMS presentation at my house. Meet the FC Practioner. Go to Theology of the Body Course in PA.
Mar. 2011: G-Man diagnosed with skin cancer. This is his third cancer. We put off starting CrMS.
May 2011: We start CrMS. I have another long cycle, 54 days, but because of charting I know I am not pregnant.
Summer 2011: We start tests slowly. We discover there are going to be problems with me as well as G-Man
Sept- Nov 2011: looks like PMS, throid problems and low progesterone may be involved. We confirm that I am ovulating. G-Man's final surgery. Another long cycle. Badly sprained inside ligament of left knee.
Nov 2011: Find out G-Man has no sperm. Deep mourning and soul seaching.
June 2014: Decide to start discerning Adoption and Foster Care
September 2014: Start PRIDE training for fostering through Family and Children Services
October 2014: Homestudy starts
January 2015: Approved to foster and adoption through the public system, Family and Children Services.
June 2015: Dare Bear joins our family at 7 months old.
March 2016: Dare Bear returns to BioMom. Skywalker joins our family as a newborn.
May 2016: Dare Bear returns to our family! We start parenting two under two!
March 2017: Dare Bear's is officially 'placed' with us for adoption.
September 2017: Skywalker leaves our home for his Kin adoptive home.
October 2017: Our foster home is closed for a year.
November 2017: Dare Bear's adoption is finalized!!