And, if you know me, you know that my favorite gift to friends of mine (or family) with kids is books.
My hunt for the "egg donor" children's books began before Keifer was even conceived. I looked and looked, but only came up with 2 or 3 books that cover this subject. Two of these books are impossible to find -- one is called "A Part was Given and an Angel was Born". I found it on Amazon yesterday, and *gasp* the price was $42 for this book. WHAT? Obviously I need help searching for this book in other avenues (help, anyone?). Another book I found located in Melbourne, Australia, through an IVF clinic. It is called "Sometimes it Takes Three to Make a Baby". I've emailed this clinic and hope to hear back from them. Keifer's book collection (already big and growing, as I can't stop the insanity of "just one more book" for his/her bookshelves) NEEDS these books, so we can explain the love behind the way we conceived him/her. He/she will also know all about his/her special Auntie Mooshie, who gave her special "cells" to make him/her.
Then, tonight, I stumbled on a new blog about a couple going through egg donation, and she had this link in her blog. "Mommy, was your tummy big?". I'm in tears as I "read it" online. Just click on the title, and you too can read it. The sweetness of it, the simplicity, and the love you can feel in it. This book is perfect for CJ, myself, and our precious Keifer. I need to go wipe my eyes again now. *sigh*.