Call me cheap....a lot of people do....or call me smart....I hear that a lot too, but my hobby is saving money and a lot of it!
Nicole and I shopped the after Christmas clearance racks until we quite literately dropped....and saved over $300! I had ten $5 off a $5 purchase at Kohl's as well as the $10 off $25 coupon for JCpenney's.
We checked off 3 nephews, two cousins, most of the gifts for a whole family package, donations for the nursing home, some of the gifts for Angel Tree and a few other things and did it all for a grande savings of 84%!!
I love a good clearance and coupon shopping trip!
***Loss and success mentioned***
Me:34, Wife: 32
IF reasoning = MFI: Zero Sperm Count using FairFax donor bank
IUI #1 - #3: 2011 = BFN
IVF: 2011 = BFN, lost all 10 embryos (with C/Ps)
Jan 2014 - OBGYN (not RE) found and removed wife's "field of" uterine polyps after failed IVF
Moving on to surrogacy (actually a planned adoption)
Surrogate IUI#1: 7.17.12 = BFP!! 15dpiui = 256, 17dpiui = 346
Oliver Zane born - 3/29/2013 on Good Friday!
IUI #4 - #6: 2014-2015 = BFN (with C/Ps)
Switch sperm donors, start ketosis diet to reduce inflammation late 2015
IVF 2: Jan and Feb 2016, 3 great looking, 8 cell 3 day embryos. Two ET, one frozen
2.18.2016 (8dp3dt) = BFFP!
2.22.2016 (12dp3dt) = 649!!
Started foster care experience in 2012. Now waiting to adopt our foster daughter, 7, who has lived with us for 3 years.
"Wait for your God, and don't give up on Him - ever!" Hosea 12:6 (msg)