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AW: We're Married! (PIP!)

MK & B&C - thanks for the call-outs in this week's checkin's and thanks everyone for the well-wishes. :)

Our wedding was awesome! While it was a little gray, and rained for just a bit, the weather was generally cooperative for Seattle in April. Honestly, like most freshly-married people I could go on and on, but here are a few highlights (feel free to skip and just go to the PIPs):

  • Our ceremony was fun, simple and cute. Our vows were funny (she vowed to always pick up my shoes! what more could I want!) and then we said nice things to each other and J cried and made me cry and everyone cried. It was about 35 people for this part, and it was intimate and lovely and real. My favorite is when the officiant went to give J the ring to put on me, she held out her hand as if the officiant was going to put it on her! It was quite funny.
  • It was a super relaxed, fun, eclectic crowd of around 110 for the reception and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun! I know we did!
  • We had the ceremony on the new-remodeled patio at J's newer-to-her coffeeshop on Queen Anne hill in Seattle, and the reception was inside, and on the second patio too. We spent months getting the shop ready and instead of paying $ to a venue, we put it into her business! We felt so good about it!
  • Our punk rock mariachi band, the Cinco Gringos, were a huge hit and super fun and funny. They do it for fun and one of the band member's has worked for J since she opened her first coffeshop 11 year ago! He said "Um, you know we usually play for drunk people at bars in the university district, right?"- but they killed it! They are all in other 'real' bands so they do have talent.
  • I only had 1 pregnant friend at the reception and though I had a moment of sadness thinking about our lost baby, I also remembered that we'll be trying soon again, and that I have to just trust the right thing did/will happen. I touched her belly, told her she looked so cute pregnant, and then downed a glass of champagne. Because I could. :)
  • We each chose to have a phone-free/camera free night so we'd focus on our guests and not taking self-pictures, so I don't have a lot of pix yet - but here are a few! :) I'm in the light purple dress.

The Ceremony:

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 The Cinco Gringos!

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And, our nod to American Gothic - J has our chicken, Pacas, in hand. Thankfully we had no accidents. :) It was a risk, I won't lie.

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My super pretty wife!!!

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The patio all ready to go! We just had it totally re-done, so it was a dead tree and a bunch of stuff piled up before. :) We made all the flowers too!

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Lil'mamaz was born on Aug 21, 2014! She's PERFECT!

It's been a long road to here...
Me (43) and J (45) - same sex couple. And we don't feel 40+!
June'12 - First RE Visit
Sept. '12 - Tubes removed
Dec. '12 - Donor Egg/Donor Sperm IVF Cycle - 4 good embies!
Dec. '12 - Fresh transfer, BFP! EDD 8/29/13
Mar. '13 - Missed m/c at 16w1d, baby boy stopped growing at 15w4d
Loss due to umbilical cord clot...baby was perfect. :(
Jul '13 - FET#1 - c/p
Sept. '13 - FET#2 - BFN
Dec.' 2, 2013 - FET#3 with our last chance embie - BFP!!!
Dec' 26, 2013 - hb!!
EDD 8/20/14 with a baby girl!
Little S was born on 8/21/14 - 8lb, 14 oz and 20 inches long.
We live in Seattle and used SRM for our donor egg IVF cycle


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Re: AW: We're Married! (PIP!)

  • MASSIVE big congrats to you both! Sounds like it was a terrific day, I am so happy for you both!

    It looks like it was a beautiful and really unique wedding!

     

    Now I want to get married :D 

     

    AND, AND - you both look stunning! 

    IUI #1 - 10 April 2012 unmonitored and unmedicated with RE 
    IUI #2 - 05 May 2012 unmonitored and unmedicated with RE 
    IUI #3 - 05 July 2012 unmonitored and unmedicated with RE 
    IUI #4 - 30 August 2012 medicated and monitoredLetrozole and Ovidrel Trigger 
    IUI #5 - 27 September 2012 Letrozole 
    BFP! 9 October 2012 Betas:- 12DPO 16; 16DPO 96; 18DPO 315

    Baby Alarico born on 28 June 2013!!


  • Congratulations!  It looks like you had so much fun and THAT is what a wedding should be--love and laughter.  Well done! Pictures are great. : ) 

    CageyMack
    36, married to my favorite person in the world, DW! One darling surfer-girl (11) and one darling, sweet boy born 3/16/13.

    5/2013 Started TTC #3, DW's turn: 5/2013: Diagnostics (shg) and surgery (polyp rem.) for best chances. July-Oct: IUI # 1-4, medicated, monitored, triggered.  All BFN. IVF in Jan May. Sheesh. Whoop! IVF#1 cycle started 4/2/14. 5/1: 19 eggs retrieved, 8 matured, ICSI'd.  4 fertilized.   Only 2 to transfer/freeze stage. 5/6: Two embryos transferred. 5/15: Beta #1 9dp5dt is 134! BFP! 5/19: Beta #2 13dp5dt is 672! B'erFP! 5/21: Beta #3 15dp5dt is 1853.  Yay!


    Due date: Jan. 22, 2015
    BABY GIRL IS ON HER WAY!
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    "Things separate from their stories have no meaning. They are only shapes. Of a certain size and color. A certain weight. When their meaning has become lost to us they no longer have even a name. The story on the other hand can never be lost from its place in the world for it is that place.” ― Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing


  • Aaahhh how absolutely lovely, all of it! What a beautiful special day! You two are both gorgeous!

    And I love Queen Anne area, I'm sure it was beautiful!

    Yay for you both! Yay for legal marriage in Washington!

    Huge congrats!!! And enjoy your honeymoon!
    M&K met 8/2002 married 6/2012
    TTC with RE since March 2012
    3 missed O's, 6 IUIs = 1 BFP then 8 w M/C, 5 BFNs
    (2 unmedicated IUIs, 2 clomid IUI, 2 femara IUI)
    Shared maternity/partner IVF, transfer #1 BFP!
    EDD 11/28/13
  • LOVE.

    MK, Manada and Healz BEST be posting pictures in a couple of months...

    Congrats again 2Mamaz!

    Married my wife 8/2007 ~ TTC #1 since 7/2011
    9 IUIs = 9 BFNs
    IVF October 2012: 22 eggs retrieved, 17 fertilized, 5 frozen
    ET #1: 1 blast = BFP; Blighted ovum discovered at 7w5d; D&E
    FET #1: 1 blast = BFP; Missed m/c discovered at 9w5d; D&E
    Karyotyping: normal ~ RPL Testing: normal ~ Hysteroscopy: normal
    FET #2: 1 blast transferred 10/25; BFP 10/31!
    EDD 7/13/14 ~ Induced at 37w5d due to pre-eclampsia ~ Born on 6/28/14
    *Everyone welcome*

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    LOVE.MK, Manada and Healz BEST be posting pictures in a couple of months...Congrats again 2Mamaz!


    You know it, lady! 2Mamaz is sharing the love and I want to keep it going!
    M&K met 8/2002 married 6/2012
    TTC with RE since March 2012
    3 missed O's, 6 IUIs = 1 BFP then 8 w M/C, 5 BFNs
    (2 unmedicated IUIs, 2 clomid IUI, 2 femara IUI)
    Shared maternity/partner IVF, transfer #1 BFP!
    EDD 11/28/13
  • totally amazing!!! congratulations!! it sounds like it was an incredible day - just what you deserve :)
  • CONGRATULATIONS! It sounds and looks like a wonderful celebration! So happy for you both!
    Met 07/07/05, Wedding 07/07/07, Legal Marriage Ceremony 12/9/12, Baby Boy Born 08/09/13 Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • So lovely! It looks like you guys had a wonderful day!!! I love love!!!

    Queer coupled and having a BABY with the love of my life! Love my life and wouldn't have it any other way!
    First IUI 1/22/2013 BFN: 2/7/2013, Second IUI 2/21/2013 BFN: 3/9/2013, Third IUI 4/23/2013 BFN: 5/8/2013, Fourth IUI 5/24/2013 BFN: 6/7/2013, Fifth IUI 6/24/2013 BFN: 7/8/2013

    C began IUI's
    7/23/2013 C's first IUI BFN, 8/21/2013 C's second IUI BFN , Took a break in September and October, 11/05/2013 C's 3rd IUI (TWW...we meet again...) BFN, Took off the month to switch to an RE. 01/01/2014 C's 4th IUI...BFP!!!!!!!! Beta #1- 17, Beta #2- 34, Beta #3-140....  6W Ultra-Sound Reveals nothing in Gestation Sack... Natural M/C at 7W, 2/3/2014

    03/21/2014 IUI #10...BFP!!! Beta #1- 48, Beta #2- 416, Beta #3- 1018. GROW BABY GROW!!!

    1st Ultrasound 4/22/2014 Baby Squints is PERFECT! Measuring at 6w2d with a heartbeat of 129. EDD: 12/12/14.

    Ultrasound at 18 weeks on 7/14/2014. Baby is healthy and growing just as she should!

     

    Check out my blog at: http://journeytoparenthoodandmakingmilk.blogspot.com/

     

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  • Awh, this made me smile. Beautiful and Congrats! 
    Same sex couple, Married 8/6/11
    Baby Oliver born 11/27/13

    TTC stats with donor sperm...
    IUI #1 with trigger, 1/4/13 - BFN
    IUI #2 with trigger, 2/1/13 BFN
    IUI #3 with tigger, 2/28/12 BFP EDD 11/21/13
  • Congratulations!  I only looked at the pictures since I'm supposed to be leaving for work, but it all looked gorgeous!  I'll catch up when I get home.  =)
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  • Happy day! Congrats! Loved the pics!

    TTC our first. Married to, and madly in love with, my beautiful wife. Living with our fur baby and enjoying 19 nieces and nephews. 
    • DW and I have been tracking, preparing, getting medical testing since January 2013.
    • First Cycle: Unmedicated ICI w/ Donor Sperm 08/02/13: BFN
    • Second Cycle: Unmedicated ICI w/ Donor Sperm 09/11/13, 09/13/13, 09/15/13: BFN
    • Third Cycle: Unmedicated ICI w/ Donor Sperm: 10/13/13, 10/15/13, 10/17/13, 10/21/13: BFN
    • January 2014: Sonohysterogram shows excellent lining & tubes have no blockages
    • Fourth Cycle:  Monitored clomid cycle  w/ ICI's at home: 1/24/14 and 1/25/14. Ovulation verified:  BFN
    • Fifth Cycle: 02/2014 Femara 5mg with ovidrel trigger CD14: BFN
    • Taking a few months off to evaluate if we want to keep trying


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  • Congrats ladies! You both looked wonderful and most of all you looked so happy. I'm glad your day turned out just as you wanted. 

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  • YAY!

     

    You both look so beautiful!   Have fun in MAUI!!!!

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    queer couple - 31 (me) & 32 (my love) years old - donor sperm,

    Our IF/TTC journey:
    Me: dx of DOR in Nov. 2012. Low AMH, AFC - 6, Normal FSH, SS-A (RO) Antibodies (Autoimmune issues), tubes clear, Sono (November 2013) NORMAL! <p>

    7 IUI's - December 2012-September 2013.  Medicated, Injected, Triggered.... all BFN.

    My Love:  (the amazing Healz413)
    Normal AMH & FSH, AFC ~27, blocked tube dx'd via HSG in 2012.   Hydrosalpinx & ovarian cyst dx'd in May 2013.
    dx of Stage IV Endo & bilateral salpinectomy in June 2013.  

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    Partner IVF#1a- December 2013 - H's eggs, my Ute - CANCELLED due to low response
    Partner IVF #1b - February 2014 - H's eggs, my Ute - ER February 4 (10 retrieved, 3 fertilized), Transfer Feb 7 of one Grade 1 and one Grade 2 day 3 embryos.  1 - Day 3, Grade 1 frosty saved.   BFP - 6dp3dt via FRER, Beta #1 - 110, Beta #2 175, Beta #3 - 348, Beta #4 - 2222!, Beta #5 - 4255.  Ultrasound (6w1d) - TWO HEARTBEATS!  

    We lost our beautiful Twin baby girls on June 18, 2014.  Tavin Sara and Casey Elizabeth were born at 21 weeks gestation and were absolutely beautiful, precious, amazing babies.  We miss our daughters every day and love them with all our hearts.

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  • Thanks all for the happy thoughts!! We are so happy and excited to be married! We're both getting used to saying "wife"!!
    Lil'mamaz was born on Aug 21, 2014! She's PERFECT!

    It's been a long road to here...
    Me (43) and J (45) - same sex couple. And we don't feel 40+!
    June'12 - First RE Visit
    Sept. '12 - Tubes removed
    Dec. '12 - Donor Egg/Donor Sperm IVF Cycle - 4 good embies!
    Dec. '12 - Fresh transfer, BFP! EDD 8/29/13
    Mar. '13 - Missed m/c at 16w1d, baby boy stopped growing at 15w4d
    Loss due to umbilical cord clot...baby was perfect. :(
    Jul '13 - FET#1 - c/p
    Sept. '13 - FET#2 - BFN
    Dec.' 2, 2013 - FET#3 with our last chance embie - BFP!!!
    Dec' 26, 2013 - hb!!
    EDD 8/20/14 with a baby girl!
    Little S was born on 8/21/14 - 8lb, 14 oz and 20 inches long.
    We live in Seattle and used SRM for our donor egg IVF cycle


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  • KH826KH826
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    Congratulations on a beautiful day and a beautiful life together! :)

    Me - 30, My wife - 31 , Together for 10 yrs - Married August 2012

    5 medicated IUIs w/ RE (March - July 2013) = BFN

    Fresh IVF Cycle in September 2013 resulted in 18 mature eggs, 16 fertilized, 12 made it to day 5. Transfer of 2 Grade A blastocysts on 9/15/13, and 10 embryos in the freezer!      *****BFP on 9/25/13 - betas: @10dp5dt = 232; @12dp5dt = 465; @15dp5dt = 1,581   *********William George born June 4, 2014*********
  • Congrats!  I am so happy for you both!  I LOVE the pics.  It looks like a truly amazing day.  Congrats!
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  • SO amazing! Thanks for sharing all your pics! It looks like you has the amazing time you deserved to have! Sorry I'm just now chiming in, but congrats!!!!

    DP and I have been together since 1/2007 and had a wedding ceremony 5/11



    IUIs - natural cycle, one cancelled, 2 w/50mg Clomid


    IUI #4 - 5mg Femera, ovidril Jan 2012 BFP!!! Beta 13DPO= 41, 15DPO = 123; 1st u/s at 6w4d HB 132!; 2nd u/s 8w4d HB 179


    EDD 9.26.13


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  • Big congrats to you both! It looks like you had a wonderful wedding and a fantastic day. I'm in Tacoma and I can't tell you how thrilled I am that WA changed the marriage laws.

    Have a great honeymoon!

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