Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Little Couple...

In the years leading up to my wedding (we were together 5 years before we were married) I watched just about every episode of TLC's A Wedding Story. After our own wedding I started watching A Baby Story... I stopped watching that a couple of years ago once I got tired of hearing about how all of these women got pregnant without trying or in their first month off birth control. They were obviously living in another universe! On to the next show... I saw a commercial for The Little Couple and decided to watch it because from the clip I was able to infer that they were seeking medical assistance of some kind to start their family. Last season ended with them deciding that Jen carrying a pregnancy was really not a great option, and that surrogacy would be their best option.

Last week I sat down with my lunch and I couldn't find anything good on TV, so I began searching the on demand section and found the first episode of the new season was there. Wondering how their journey was going I decided to watch....

All I can say is oh.my.gosh. (spoiler alert) I cannot imagine going through what they went through. First of all, they had already (prior to this taping) geared up for two retrievals and sadly had to cancel them due to a poor response. They finally had two good follicles during a monitoring ultrasound in Texas, so they traveled to LA where they were actually having the retrieval done. When they arrived at the clinic the doctor wanted to take a look via ultrasound at what they were dealing with and only found a single follicle and determined that Jen had already ovulated the other. In the 15 minutes it took to prepare her for the procedure to drain the other follicle she ovulated that one too.

I seriously can't even imagine that happening.

SO CLOSE. What is heart breaking is it isn't even an option for them to scurry back to their hotel room and have sex in order to catch those eggies that just dropped. Instead she will have to endure all of those drugs again in preparation to do this all over.

4 comments:

E and R said...

I have watched bits and pieces of that show - and I am with you, I can't even imagine that happening. How utterly devastating!

Diana said...

I love them!! They are truly inspiring!! =)

mommie-to-be said...

I watched it off and on during the first season and then somehow forgot all about it. It sounds like I definitely need to catch up, though. Thanks for the reminder! :) Oh, and I'm with you on the baby shows. I have been watching One Born Every Minute, though it just kills me. I think I have cried during every episode. :(

Michele said...

I watch that show, but haven't seen that episode, I can't believe how hard some people have it even compared to some of us.