The Saga of Trying to Have Children–Part 1 of 3

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Floyd and I were married when we both were age 41 in 1989. Neither one of us had children. I had never been pregnant. Father’s Day, June 1990, we decided to start a family. Actually to enlarge our family. Husband and wife are family.

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Our wedding day, December 24, 1989 in Detroit, Michigan.

After many months of trying with no results, we decided to go for a professional medical consultation. We already had layperson medical advice from my mother, “Your eggs are too old!”.

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Mom in her early twenties.

 The fertility doctor examined both of us, ran tests and determined that I had a blocked fallopian tube and Floyd’s “little men were mostly sunning on the beach instead of swimming in the ocean”. Now with that explanation, I had flashbacks of my mom’s terminology.

 So, I had my tube blown out. These were the terms the professionals were using!

 It was so painful. I asked the nurse, “Is childbirth worst than this?” When she said, “Oh, yeah!!”, I was nearly ready to give up the pursuit of children.

 After all the tests, the doctor told us that I could get pregnant without any medical interventions. He suggested I take my temperature to know when ovulation occurs in order to maximize our efforts.

Sure enough, several months later, I became pregnant.

Before I became aware of this blessed news, I had scheduled a trip from Detroit to San Jose, CA to see my sister. We had planned to go to San Francisco shopping. With this amazing news, I really wanted to spend time with my sister, Laurie, and celebrate.

READ PART TWO HERE!

Posted on by Shar in Children, Marriage 5 Comments

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Shar
Shar

Shar lives with her husband, Floyd, and two teen children in South Carolina. Shar loves to grow and preserve vegetables, herbs and fruits. Shar is a Torah keeper and believes in Yeshua (Jesus'Hebrew name). She has a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Educational Research/Evaluation. Shar's work experiences include administration, report writing, teaching, and public speaking.

5 Responses to The Saga of Trying to Have Children–Part 1 of 3

  1. Shar
    Shar

    Thanks for stopping by to read. There are Parts 2 and 3 on the blog already. Enjoy!! 🙂

    http://www.sharsworld.com/the-saga-of-trying-to-have-children-part-2
    http://www.sharsworld.com/the-saga-of-trying-to-have-children-part-3

     
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  3. Linda

    Can’t wait to read more about this.

     
    • Shar
      Shar

      Thanks for visiting the site!

       
    • Shar
      Shar

      Thanks for your interest!

       

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