Who am I? Why am I here? I have used that quote more than once after hearing James Stockdale opened the Vice Presidential debate with it in 1992. I realize that probably dates me a bit, but it's part of who I am and why I am here. I am someone of Advanced Maternal Age (I'm 41). One of my biggest fears was becoming "too old" to get pregnant. Not only do I "suffer" from AMA but I also have a chromosomal abnormality; this was discovered after my second miscarriage last year. I will always be grateful to my Ob/Gyn for sending me to a specialist after 2 instead of waiting until the 3rd, which is the protocol. My abnormality is a Robertsonian Balanced Translocation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Robertsonian_translocation); m ost likely this is why we have gone through the miscarriages. Unfortunately, we never had any of the babies tested. I still kick myself for not having the third baby tested.
This month we start our road to IVF with PGD. I am excited, scared, nervous...you name it. I read a quote on a blog that made me decide it was time to jump into the blogging world while I am on this roller coaster. She said "While it’s not fun, it’s definitely better with support from others going through it too." Unfortunately, I cannot remember where I read that so if you are reading this and think "Hey I wrote that." thank you for writing something that gave me the push I needed to try to become a more active member of this club that no one signed up for.