Shawnee Barton
17
2011
If one considers the moment of conception to be the beginning of life, then all of our biological children will be years apart in age, but their journeys will have started just minutes apart on the same stainless steel lab table.

After Dr. Garzo implanted one embryo, our five remaining blastocycsts were moved into these freezers. Intellectually, I understand that blastocysts aren’t babies at all; they are simply clusters of cells with a lot of potential. Even so, it’s hard not to get sentimental when I think about what I lovingly call our “babies on ice.” Besides my husband and unborn child, they are the most precious things in world to me.
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