Friday, August 31, 2012

Help Us Make A Baby!

So, this post is going to be one of those posts where I ask ya'll a big ol' favor.  And for those of you who have already seen my post on Facebook, I apologize.  Let's just cut to the chase, eh?

Anyone that's been around my blog enough knows that it's no secret Shawn and I are having a gigantic case of the bad lucks when it comes to making a baby.  The fertility clinic I go to is hosting a 5k in a few weeks, and they're raffling off a free IVF cycle.  And if you don't remember from my last post what IVF is, it's basically a $10,000 buck procedure where they make your baby in a petri dish.  And since they're making a baby "supernaturally", chances of getting pregnant obviously increase dramatically.

Anyways, everyone that registers for the 5k can enter someone into the raffle.  Betcha can't guess where this is going.  Basically I'm recruiting anyone I can to join the team I've created to get Shawn and I more entries into the raffle.  I realize a lot of you don't live anywhere even remotely close to me, or have absolutely no interest in running a 5k (join the club).  For those people, there's actually the option to register as a "sleeper" - which is exactly what it sounds like - you register, get the t-shirt and a raffle ticket, and not run.  You don't even have to show up to the race, just register as a sleeper and let me know you won't be there, and I can pick your packet up and get it to you afterwards!  Easy peasy, eh?

As you know, Shawn and I are scary close to having IVF be our only option.  And since Utah insurance blows and won't cover a single penny, a free IVF cycle would be absolutely miraculous.  I realize this is totally last minute, especially to those who might run the race - but if there's ANYONE that would be willing to register as a runner or a sleeper on our behalf, we would be immensely grateful.  Even if we don't win the raffle, the money goes towards grants for other couples dealing with infertility - a great cause, if you ask me!

If you do want to sign up, click the link at the bottom of this post and select 'Team Milne' as your team when you register.  The password is Milne.  You can also use the coupon code MILNE to get 5 bucks off registration.

Thanks in advance to anyone that decides to register on our behalf, it really means a lot to both of us!

Here's the link!


  1. You mean I can sign up and not run, and where a shirt that says I ran? Kick ass. I should have started doing that years ago. "Yes, I run marathons, clearly, because I'm wearing this kickin shirt...don't look at my thunder thighs.."

    I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers for IVF!

  2. So I signed up. And seeing as I'm in California and incredibly lazy, I won't be there. :) Go team Milne!

    p.s. I totally expect you to win in the baby department regardless of this race. I see dirty diapers in your future.