Contest: Win a Conceivex Conception Kit

This contest has ended. Read about the winners.

My son born last week was conceived with the assistance of the Conception Kit, a home-based kit my wife and I used to conceive him.

Conceivex, Inc. has agreed to give away three of its Conception Kits (to eligible U.S. residents only, see contest rules below). If you have friends experiencing trouble conceiving, please let them know about this contest.

Photo of the Conception Kit.

The Prize:

"The Conception Kit is designed for couples who want to enhance their opportunity to conceive in the privacy of home. Each kit contains the only FDA-cleared cervical cap for at-home conception, fertility prediction tools, semen collectors, pregnancy tests and timing wheels. These components are designed to be used together for up to three months. The Conception Cap, that comes in the kit, puts all available sperm into direct contact with the cervical mucus so more of the healthy sperm have an opportunity to reach an egg.

The Conception Kit is designed to address the following problems in the privacy of home… For men: low sperm count or low sperm motility. For women: tilted cervix, timing of ovulation, or hostile vaginal pH. The Conception Kit is available by prescription only in the United States."

Read the Thingamababy review.

The Rules:

1) The contest is intended for couples trying to conceive a child. Write a 100-to-300 word essay and post it as a comment on this article. The essay should answer this question: "What will having a child mean to you?" Use the comment form located at the bottom of this article. Be sure to type your valid e-mail address in the address field, one that will remain valid through July 2008.

The idea is, if you don’t win, you still have a keepsake for your baby book for when you do conceive. If you have trouble limiting yourself to 300 words, then write what’s in your heart, keep the long version for your baby book, and condense it to a short version for your contest entry.

2) Three entrants will be selected to receive a Conceivex Conception Kit. One winning essay will be chosen by me (AJ, the owner of Thingamababy.com), one winning essay will be chosen by Conceivex, and one winning essay will be chosen by Dawn D., a reader of Thingamababy.com who was selected by AJ for this honor.

The criteria used for judging the essays is entirely subjective and will differ for each of the judges based on reasons known only to those judges.

3) Contest entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2008, Pacific Time.

4) The contest is open only to residents of the United States and is contingent upon winners obtaining a prescription for the kit from their personal doctor or Conceivex’s doctor (through an online questionnaire).

So, what will having a child mean to you?

Before responding, I encourage you to re-read rule #1 when composing your essay. Is what you’ve written something you would write in your baby book for your child to read and remember years from now?

Comments

50 Responses to “Contest: Win a Conceivex Conception Kit”

  1. Khalia Myers says:

    Having a child would mean SO much to me. I am a 29 year old female and I want to conceive a baby. I was once pregnat, but the baby was in my tube. I have been trying for the past 2 years to get pregnant, but it still has not happened yet. I recevied the video from the Conceivex Conception and it really gave me a lot of hope. Please Please Please send me a free kit. I pray everyday and night for GOD to answer my blessings.

    April 2nd, 2008 at 10:21 am

  2. Robyn says:

    I have just recently heard about this miraculous kit – I am hoping it will be the answer to our prayers. I have four wonderful nieces ranging in ages from 1 – 13 who are just like my own children. They are a handful and a baby of my own will be a wonderful addition, (I will not seek out adoption – although I would love to fill the need if it arose.) The nieces are very supportive of my having a baby – we have started calling the kit the “grow your own baby kit”. I have planned/attempted to have children since my early twenties – I am now 36. We are very hopeful that this kit will take care of our issues – I lost one pregnancy, am unable to take hormones or fertility drugs & my husband has slow swimmers – the kit sounds perfect. A baby brings hope into the world and shows each of us that there is good in the world. I have decided that I must do everything possible to have a child and if after doing everthing I can I will know I was meant to focus entirely on my four nieces – they just love that. I will rest well knowing that I have done all that I could do. Until then, I will continue looking for new information/products/tips on conception. Please share with me if you have ideas.

    April 2nd, 2008 at 10:40 am

  3. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I’m 28 years old and i’ve been trying to conceive a baby for quite sometime now,and having a baby means the world to me.At my job people are waiting for me to have one because they now how much I love kids,and how good I am with them.

    April 6th, 2008 at 10:18 am

  4. Gina says:

    Wow. Would I ever love to win this. We’ve been trying for a baby for 8 years. No luck. My first 2 were SO easy! Why all the trouble now? It hurts. It hurts my heart so badly. My girls pray every day for a brother or sister and it hurts to see them want it so much as well. We want to complete our family. We all feel that something (someone) is missing. I’m to the point where I feel inadequate when I see someone pregnant. Almost resentful. I hate to feel that but I just can’t help it. I miss feeling that baby move around inside. I miss nursing at 2 am. I miss diapers even! I know I should be thankful for the 2 children I do have. And I am! But to know that love, and desire so strongly to feel it again for someone else, and to not be able to fulfill that longing in your heart, is simply awful and often unbearable. So, that is why I would like to win.

    April 6th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

  5. Bev says:

    I would like to win this for my daughter-in-law so that i could be a grandmother. She is 34, they have been trying without sucess for some time now. My daughter, who has mental health problems, has had 4 babies, but the state has taken them all since she is unable to parent. All my friends have grandchildren; this is my only hope!

    April 6th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

  6. Garland says:

    My husband has a rare condition that causes tumors to grow in his brain and down his spine. He has had many surgeries, each time we are told of his possible death or paralysis, but by the grace of God he always manages to pull through to the amazement of his doctors…I believe it is so that he can live his dream of becoming a father again, and having one more child to carry on his legacy and feel his love. We have been trying to conceive a baby for well over two years now, and have gone through several rounds of testing and fertility treatment drugs, but nothing has helped us. We already have a three year old daughter who has greatly enriched our life, and also had difficulties in conceiving her, but wanted to be able to give her the wonderful gift of having a sibling to share her life with. Growing up as an only child, I know all too well the lonliness and solitude that it can bring. I have longed for a sibling all of my life, and have seen the wondrous impact that it can have on a person’s life, and want to be able to give my daughter something I could never have…an eternal friend and companion with an unbreakable bond. While I also long to fulfill my husband and I’s wish of being able to hold a precious baby in our arms once again. We would love and cherish this child, and herald its coming as the ultimate blessing from above, now knowing that our family would be complete. Please help me give this gift of love and life to my husband and daughter before the last grain of sand has slipped from the hour glass of time.

    April 6th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

  7. shannon kelley says:

    Having a child would mean everything to my husband and I. After many years of being single and unlucky in love, my husband and I finally found each other and were married last year at the ages of 33 and 43. He is the love of my life and such a kind, gentle soul. I can envision what a wonderful father he will be. We’ve been trying to have a baby for a year, with many roadblocks along the way. I have endometriosis and had to have surgery to remove one ovary due to damage caused by an ovarian cyst. This was a devastating time for me, and my husband was so supportive. After getting the go ahead to try again after my surgery, we shortly thereafter found out my husband has a very low sperm count . We were devastated. We have tried ovulation predictor kits, supplements, and lots of prayer but still no pregnancy. My husband and I long to be parents, and at 34 and 44, we know we don’t have much time left to build a family. We can’t afford IVF, and I feel that this kit just may help us achieve the miracle we’ve both waited for and wished for for so long.

    April 8th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

  8. Rod Pentoney says:

    You are doing a great thing here. I’m sure Carol Lomas is as proud of you as she is of us. My wife and I used the kit last summer and just gave birth to our first child (boy) on March 27th, 2008. We can’t tell everyone how much we loved the kit and wouldn’t hesitate to use it again if we need to. Congrats to your success as well.

    April 9th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

  9. Jennifer A. says:

    To have a child would be one of the most wonderful experiences in the world. My husband and I have been trying for over 3 years and have been unsuccessful. We have tried everything possible except IVF. We have had 3 unsuccessful IUI’s and have tried medication. Our doctor does not understand why we are not getting pregnant. I had a good result with the medicine, but it just did not work. Every month we go through the process and feel hopeful. Then every month we are disappointed-again. At this point we have decided to take a break from the medicines and doctor appointments. Financially we can not afford anymore fertility treatments. This would be a wonderful gift for us and could be the answer to our prayers.

    April 10th, 2008 at 9:38 am

  10. Sophie says:

    My husband and I unfortunately suffered an unbelievable loss last summer when we miscarried our first pregnancy after trying for sometime to conceive. My due date was last month, and day by day I struggle to keep it together. Since, we’ve been trying to get pregnant and nothing is happening. Our doctors say there is nothing medically wrong with us. Two of my sisters have children, and they both hold their children hostage from our parents. My husband’s brother has two girls that my mother-in-law never gets to see. We desperately want to not only start our own family, but bring joy to the rest of our family with grandchildren they will get to spend time with and spoil! I pray that we are one among the many families here that truly deserve this special gift!

    April 14th, 2008 at 6:02 am

  11. Jayne Meredith says:

    A child brings so much joy to a couple’s life. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for approximately three years. Prior to getting married, we talked about having three or four children, but we haven’t been successful. He has had an operation to increase his sperm count, and I know by cervix is tilted (sounds like Conceivex would be great for us. So we have a few challenges, but I know one day we will be blessed with a beautiful family. We want to take care of a child and love them unconditionally. We want to play and show them all the possibilities life has to offer. To our future children: Mommy and Daddy love you!!

    April 19th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

  12. Susie Kulas says:

    Everyday I pray for my husband and I to be blessed with the best gift in the world, a baby!
    We have been trying for over a year now with very low sperm count and slow swimmers.
    I love kids, I wish I could have a whole house full! Our insurance does not cover treatment and with the worlds rising prices right now who can afford it out of pocket. This kit may be our only chance to have the gift of life. To have the chance to share all our love with a child. We have so much to give to our baby, now we just need the baby! Please send us a kit, we will forever feel blessed! Best of luck to everyone who is trying for a baby,I hope all of you also have your dreams come true!!!

    April 27th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

  13. Melissa Scott says:

    Having a child means the world to my husband and I. Having a baby to me makes me think of little feet, little fingers and little laughs. Seems as though all the babies in the world have telepathically told one another to smile at me when shopping. I can’t help but smile back and think to myself how I would take my baby everywhere with me and what he or she would wear and what kind of baby sounds he or she would make. Sounds silly but it’s true.
    I think of my child growing up and what I would teach him or her about the world and how to make good decisions. I dream of my future child learning to be a thoughtful and giving person like my husband and I.

    I came across this contest researching the new conception kit and I think it’s a wonderful idea. I hope to be considered for a free kit to get the chance to experience motherhood. It’s all around me and I just need a little help getting there.

    April 30th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

  14. Sylvia Jones says:

    Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of getting married and starting a family. I dreamed of what kind of mommy I would be. I dreamed of all the things I would teach my child, all the stories I would tell. As an adult I dream of how my child will look with my husband’s beautiful eyes and my fuzzy hair. I dream of the day when I look into my baby’s eyes and know my life will never be the same. When, in those eyes I see my past, present and future in that perfect child. I dream……
    My Husband and I have been happily together for more than eight years. We have been married for nearly two years. We waited to try for children until we were stable financially. We have been trying for almost two years now with no results. There is no reason since we are both healthly and still young at 28(me) and 30(him). Even though we have had no luck yet we will continue to try for as long as it takes because there is nothing we want more than to have a child of our own. And so while we wait…..we dream.

    April 30th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

  15. Andrea Luarte says:

    I had just about given up hope of finding someone to spend my life with when, he walked into my workplace and now later in life then I wanted to; we want to have a family together.

    I am really praying for a miracle because my chances don’t look good, but I will not give up hope because I have dreamt of what my babies would sound like and be like as little kids for so long that I truly can not imagine them not being part of my existence.

    I believe that everthing that we go through in life is so that we get to teach someone else all that we have learned, I hope I get to teach my babies and pass on all that I have been given.

    May 1st, 2008 at 6:04 pm

  16. Kimberly Jarrell says:

    My husband (39) and I (38) have been star-crossed lovers since we were 16. He is my first, only and last true love. We finally got it right and have been married for a year and a month. We’ve been trying to conceive for equally as long. To us, having our first and only baby would bring even more magic and love to our lives as our recent reunion has. A baby together is our ultimate dream, wish, prayer, hope and expression of love.

    May 7th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

  17. Victoria Phillips says:

    Having a baby would be the most wounderful thing for our family. I have a 4 year old son, & my husband is the most wounderful person in the world. I have PCOS, so even with medication we have not been able to conceive. My husband is a paramedic, so it is hard to schedule time to try to conceive. I want nothing more than for him to experiance fatherhood for himself, & the unexplainale love that a child brings. He is a fantastic step-father, & will really bless a child with his love. My son cries for a brother or sister, & when he sees a baby, he asks if will buy it for him. Please help us, it would answer our dreams. Thank you for your time.

    May 7th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

  18. C. Good says:

    Having a baby would mean so much to my husband and I. We have been married for almost four years. We have three children already from previous relationships. I have one son and he has two, all of them live with us. We conceived a child in November 2004 only to miscarry in January 2005. We have been trying to conceive again ever since. We have been on Clomid and it has not worked as of yet. We recently moved and say advertisements for the Conception Kit on Televison and we are interested in trying it. I know that many people that are reading this are saying that we have three children. However we have not had the pleasure to have one of our own.

    May 7th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

  19. Katherine Tran says:

    Having a child will mean faith, hope and love to my husband and I. While we have a degree of faith, hope and love already, having a child will increase these infinite characteristics in our lives.

    Our faith will increase, because we hold on to the promise that children are God’s precious gifts. While we work with children currently, having our own will allow us to minister to him or her, and to live out and share our faith with our own child.

    Children are the hope for our future. We realize that our time on earth is limited. One of the most meaningful ways that we have to leave something enduring, is through the lives that we impact on earth. Hopefully the life that will be most impacted directly by us, is that of our child, who will in turn, benefit the lives of others.

    Finally, the love and bond between mother and child is so deep and wide, that it is immeasurable and barely describable. I want to experience that love, and allow it to envelop our family life. My husband and I want to share in that love, a love that puts the life of another above even our own.

    May 10th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

  20. Danielle S says:

    I would love to win this to give to my best friend who is having a very hard time trying to concieve. The Doctors have not yet found a reason why she and her husband have not conceived after over 2 years of trying. Maybe this could be the miracle that helps them get what they’ve always wanted…a sweet little angel to love!!
    danielle

    May 10th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

  21. Lisa says:

    I write this knowing that someday you will read this. Your grandma wants to teach you to read. You can thank her with kisses when you read this all by yourself. When you were born, your father wanted to be the one to put you into my arms for the first time. At that moment I felt the love only a mother could understand. We promise to care for you when you are sick and hold you when you cry. The wonders of nurturing you, loving you, the smell of your hair after a bath, tickling you, blowing funny noises into your belly as we watch you laugh. We can’t wait to see the look of wonder in your eyes as you learn and experience new things. I can only imagine how our hearts will burst with love and pride with each passing day.

    I look forward to your father teaching you to ice skate. Hockey, his passion and he hopes it will be yours too. But if it isn’t that’s just fine. So many things to try. Your successes will be wonderful and your mistakes will help you grow. We will be here to help you as you make your own choices. I hope through our actions you will know how much your father and I love you. At night in bed, we’d dream of what you’d be like, and who you will become when you are grown. I met your father at 40, and on our second date I told him “I’m keeping you.” And I have. I cherish, love and adore him. We lost a child last year. Such sadness. The lord is looking over our little angel. But then such joy, God blessed us with you. You completed our family. What does having you mean? Everything.

    May 14th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

  22. Ebony S. says:

    “What will having a child mean to you?”

    To dry his or her tears; to protect them from the storms of life
    To give my five year old a sibling to love just as I love my own siblings
    To give my amazing husband a biological child and allow him to see himself through a little angels eyes just as I see my daughter/his stepdaughter
    To rest peacefully knowing that my love is big enough for more than one.
    To get my family to stop asking…”What are you guys waiting for?”
    To know that God actually hears my prayers.

    That’s what having a child would mean to me.

    May 15th, 2008 at 7:49 pm

  23. joan says:

    My Daughter has been trying for 3 years now,she’s had a tubal pregnancy and a misscarriage went for testing and everything checked out so back to trying. She will make such a good mom she is so caring of her nieces and nephews but I know it’s killing her that she can’t get pregnant. Please help her fulfill her dream of becoming a Mommy. They Have 3 Businesses they are running so her future will be financially secure money’s a little tight right now,But I know how much she hurts for her loses and when she see’s other women pregnant she never says why her, she just says they don’t know how lucky they are:) But as her MOM I feel her pain and I search the sites looking for some RAY OF HOPE for her and I think I found it with your product. When I found your site I just felt this is it,this is going to help my baby have her baby. So please make her dreams come true let her be one of your winners. Also I would like to share the wonder of pregnancy and birth with my daughter. We are very close so I’m not looking for it to make us closer just to be with her through the journey and to also hold my Grandchild would make my life just that much richer. So please for me also would you pick her as one of your winners. Thank You so much for running something like this,Joan

    May 19th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

  24. Edreina says:

    Let me start with this, last month my husband thougth I was pregnant he was so excited that he carried a picture of a embryo around with him at work all day.My husband and I have been trying too have a baby for along time with no luck ,That nite he said too me all day I
    have been looking at this picture thinking I can’t believe that my beautiful has this inside her, I had too then tell him that my period had just started ,conceivex conception kit will you give me the chance too call my husband Suliemon daddy,he calls me beautiful he never calls me Edreina well I can see the love and his eyes and I know with that kind of love are baby will be a gift too all as are baby will truely be a gift too us.My husband is a permanency social work who has worked hard and long hours trying to keep children with their familys.Their is nothing he won’t do and gods will to help others,conceivex conception kit will mean everything too us because are baby means the world too us, this kit will mean a chance to meet the baby we have loved for so long.
    Edreina

    May 20th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

  25. Roger says:

    When I was younger it neve really mattered to me if I had a child, but since meeting my wife that has all changed. I have been with my wife for 8 years and for the last 2 years we having been trying to concieve with no luck. Having a baby would mean the world to us both, but to me it would mean everything. I look forward to 2am feedings and dirty diaper changes. I want a child to teach the things I know, to share my love with. A little boy to teach how to play catch and fix cars, or a little girl who’s clothes I will never be able match and whose pontytails I will always make lopsided no matter how hard I try. To me having a child would mean that God is listening and that he does answer prayers. Please consider my wife and I for your contest. We want nothing more than to have a child and you could be the help we need.

    May 21st, 2008 at 4:43 am

  26. Adrienne says:

    Ok… Where do I begin. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for three years. Long years. We are going to the doctor next week. My husband is very stressed out and feels like less of a man I think because we haven’t accomplished this yet, while I am beating myself up because I have had a miscarriage as well as an abortion in my younger days while addicted to cocaine. By the grace of God I made my way out of that dark place and found myself with the man of my dreams. I would love nothing more than to give my husabnd the chance to be the wonderful father I know he will be as well as be the best mother that I desire to be. I want our child to know the blessings that all came together to make his or her beautiful life a possibility. I want the chance to teach the wonder of God’s mercy and grace! A child would be an answer to mine and my husband’s prayers!

    May 21st, 2008 at 6:40 pm

  27. Andrea says:

    My husband and I were trying to get pregnant in July of 2006, but our plans of starting a family were put to a halt when he was involved in an automobile accident on his way home from work. He was given a 0% chance of living after the accident. After many surgeries, blood transfusions and many, many prayers to God, he made it through it. He is doing well. We have been told we should try IVF due to his low sperm count, but the cost is too expensive for us at this time, with all his other medical bills. With this kit, I am hoping we can conceive and start loving and caring for the child we have both always longed for. We would love to expand our family of 4 (2 dogs and us) to a family of 5!!!

    May 21st, 2008 at 7:54 pm

  28. Kimmie says:

    A close friend of mine and her husband have been trying for awhile to have their second child. It took them over 2 years to conceive their first child. They would really love this gift. Thanks.

    May 23rd, 2008 at 6:52 pm

  29. donna duarte says:

    hi, my husband and i have been trying to conceive for over 3yrs, i have pcos, and had surgery 2yrs ago to remove a grapefruit size ovarian cyst- i have had several unsuccessuful iui’s, and have been on clomid now for some time- i cannot express to you the heartache every month of getting our hopes up, and then the let down- since i was a child myself there has been nothing that i have wanted more than to be a mommy- i am now 39 and even though women are having children at much older ages now, with each passing day i become a little more discouraged- it would mean so much to me to win this, and hopefully have the ultimate success- a child. thank you for the opportunity.

    May 23rd, 2008 at 7:18 pm

  30. Dora Henderson says:

    I am 33 and getting ready to enter the advanced maternal age classification, which is 34 years old. I wish to at least be pregnant prior to this. I have been married now for 8 months and have tried diligently to have a baby..no luck. I had labwork done and one month the results are quirky and the next they are ok. My husband says “It’s ok if we don’t get pregnant”…I don’t belive him. He loves and enjoys playing with his neices and nephews and I know he would be a wonderful dad. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and it can be a bit debilitating but I have perservered with the help of my husband. I do have a 10 year old son who asks frequently “Are you pregnant yet”..he also would enjoy someone to love and play with. I think if we were to win this amazing chance to bring more happiness and joy to our small family..it would be the greatest gift….ever.

    May 25th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

  31. Erika says:

    Hi my name is Erika. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 15 years with little success. I have been to the doctor and was told that I have a cyst on one of my ovaries. That still has not stopped us from trying. Well now my husband has been diagnosed with a terminal breathing condition and now having a baby is more critical than ever. I love my husband very much and would like to create a child with him and also have a walking/talking part of him to cherish after he expires. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    May 28th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

  32. Stacey says:

    My husband and I have been married for 7 years. As a Korean adoptee, his desire to have our own children… this blood relationship with his children was enormous. After about a year of trying, we had a beautiful little girl. She is now 3 and the light of our lives.

    For the past 2 years, we have been trying to get pregnant. We tried Clomid unsuccessfully for 6 months then we were referred to the fertility clinic by my physican. The only medical thing that we have been told is that my husband has low motility. We tried the injections and IUIs, but they also failed. Within 3 months at the clinic, they told us that they would recommend IVF. We left the clinic after that because we didn’t have the money for the treatments they told us were necessary. We also felt that this desire of ours to create another life was becoming very impersonal and totally related to our financial means.

    We have been researching alternative treatments; currently we are trying different herbs and vitamins and getting acupuncture treatments weekly. Our chiropractor told us to check out the conception cap and we immediately thought that this was the answer for us along with our current treatments.

    Our daughter asked for 3 things at Christmas; Dora underwear, lipstick, and a baby sister to play with. She has recently begun praying for a baby at bedtime. Another child would finally make our family complete and be the answer to our prayers.

    June 1st, 2008 at 6:52 pm

  33. Thalia says:

    To Our Little Miracle
    You will never understand how loved and how wanted you were before you were even conceived. Your daddy and I dreamt of you for years, every time we saw a baby we would talk about how we wished that baby was ours.
    Your daddy and I both lived our lives, searching for a love that was unconditional, respectful; that once in a lifetime love. We found it in each other, first as friends then as loves. The love between your daddy and I is all I wish for you to have in your future.
    Once we found each other, we would talk about showing the world what our love could create. We would say things like, “our baby is going to be like this..have this…” We even came up with names we wanted you to have; names of people important to us like your grandfathers and mommy’s best friend.
    Your daddy already has a son but I do not have a child yet. Your big brother will be around to show you things I’m sure when you are ready. You have cousins whom I treat as my own children. I am sure they will be happy to welcome you to the family, but probably a little bit jealous since they have had my attention all these years. You will be there to fill the whole in my heart.
    It hasn’t been an easy journey to create you, but I know in the end that holding you in my arms will make all the hard times (the tears and broken hearts) disappear. We have so much we want to share with you, teach you, and show you in the world little one. Our journey as a family will begin when you become a part of our life.

    June 2nd, 2008 at 1:09 pm

  34. natalie says:

    My husband and I have been trying for a baby for 2 years now. He came home from a tour in Iraq with a new apprectiation of family. I am 32 and he is 35. The only son in his family who also does not have a son of his own to carry on his name. He has served his country with great strength and great pride. He risked his life just so that I can have a life of my own without prejudice, without war. In return for his commitment, I want to give him the greatest gift a man could receive, a son of his own. A son to carry his name and a son who could be proud of his daddy. My husband has fought for the American dream, and it is my dream to give it to him. The only missing piece to the puzzle, is a little boy fishing beside his daddy.
    My heart breaks because it’s been 2 years now. My health is great, but until I have a son, my heart will always be broken. Pray for me. Pray for us, that God may grant us the greatest gift worth fighting for……..the blessing of a child

    June 2nd, 2008 at 2:01 pm

  35. Michelle says:

    What would having a child mean to you…
    Having a child would mean everything to me and my husband. We have been trying for 2 years with no success. I have had several IUI’s and have done Clomid and fertility shots.
    I am a teacher and love the young children I am with everyday, but always ask myself why I can’t have my own.
    I want to have a child to love, cherish, and protect. I want to have a child to give my husband the ultimate joy. I want to have a child to give our parents their very first grandchild. I want to have a child because I know we will be amazing parents and be grateful for our gift each and every day! I want to have a child because my heart is in two from the agony of wishing and praying and a beautiful, amazing baby would be the missing piece to fill my heart.

    June 3rd, 2008 at 4:34 pm

  36. kayla says:

    when i was younger I loved playing with my baby dolls. I still have eveyone of them in a baby crib full of baby clothes. My sister has had two kids and i love them so much. I babysit them all the time. they always cry for me when i leave and it just tears me up! I wish i had one of my own I work at a daycare center and i mainly stay in the baby room, but i go room to room. Everyone is always like”when are you going to have one?” it tears me up inside. i treat them like they are my own. Every night i neal on my knees and pray to god, when am i going to have a child? why hasnt it happened yet? It has now been 3 years. my husband and i got married june 24th, 2007 but before we got married we were together 5 years!! We see all these people walking around with their kids and we just wish we could have our own. I take kids from the daycare home with me sometimes and baby sit them during the night. i love kids and a miracle has not yet to happen. i went to the hospital a few weeks ago because a rupturred cyst. Its been blocking my ovaries. Now it has gone, but who is to say it will not come back?

    thats why i hope and pray i get to win the kit. It will be the part of our family we have been missing for so long.

    June 3rd, 2008 at 5:09 pm

  37. marcia says:

    having a child would be the greatest thing to happen to me and my husband, we been trying for years , with two miscarriages, a myomectomy, and ovulation and pregnancy kits every month i’m so depressed. i’m a nanny who takes care of two girls from they were two months old and now they are four and 18 months, and i love them with all my heart just spending my days taking care of them want me to get up each morning and go to work . i just wish i did have girls like them so i can pass on the love and care. i just pray that i can get this kit so i can try to conceive that day would be such a blesed day. on my first pregnancy which ends up in a misscarriage when my dr. told me i was expexcting i cried in that office tears of joy i was bawling because i was so happy. please send me that kit so i can
    marcia

    June 3rd, 2008 at 9:57 pm

  38. Richele says:

    My husband and I have been preparing for our first child since long before our wedding day, almost three years ago. We never wondered if we wanted to be parents, and we planned to have children as soon as we were married. With the exception of a military deployment, we have been actively trying to conceive our long-awaited and prayed-for child for just as long.

    While our journey has been disappointing, our love for each other and our desire to parent keep us from being discouraged. We have been unable to conceive a child naturally, and have added the adoption avenue to our parenthood path. While we grieve for the baby with Daddy’s eyes and Mommy’s nose, adoption was an easy and clear choice for us. After a mountain of paperwork, medical clearances, fingerprinting, and background investigations, we finally received our court-approved adoption home study. Along with our extended families and close friends, we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first child through the miracle of adoption!

    We are committed to being understanding parents who will provide unconditional love to our children. We are ready and able to offer a warm and supportive environment, a stay-at-home Mom, an involved Dad, and opportunities for a successful future. Our hearts swell thinking of morning feedings in the rocking chair, afternoon snuggles and playtime, evening baths and bedtime stories. What a blessing it would be if we were to conceive, and be able to parent two precious babies so close in age, both chosen by God for our family, destined to arrive in different ways.

    Sincerely,
    Richele

    June 4th, 2008 at 5:24 am

  39. Stephanie says:

    This is written in Honor of Caleb Kobi Gary, B 2.12.08-2.20.08.

    My little Angel, born too soon, but not without affecting the lives of everyone who knew him.

    He gave his life so that his siblings could live.

    He was our first born and although I miss him terribly, his life was not without purpose.

    This is what having another child means to me. It means that my son did not die in vain. It means that I am a better mother because of him. It means that I have a future.

    It means that his spirit will live on & our legacy will thrive.

    June 4th, 2008 at 10:55 am

  40. Humble says:

    Having a child means more to my wife and I than one could explain in a brief essay. Today, we celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. We have worked hard to get where we are today, working hard to fund our own college education, working hard to get the jobs we have today, working hard sharing our lives together anxiously awaiting the start of our family. Growing up without fathers, due to illness, my wife and I both feel that we were put together for a reason and hope to be blessed with a bundle of joy so that we can shower them with our love as we both learned early in life, that life is too short and should be lived to the fullest. A child brings more to life than anything you can purchase, dream of, or even imagine — having nieces and nephews has proved this to us. A child is an experience like no other, and an experience we aspire. People often ask what the true meaning of life is and though we may never know the real answer, I like to think it is my wife, our love for one another, and our passion to share our love with a healthy baby.

    Infertility has caused such stress, heart-ache, and frustration for my wife, I simply want deliver for her. We have been trying for over two years now and no luck thus far. The Doctor tells us we need to try IUI’s and/or IVF which are costly, not available locally, and of course, not covered by insurance. This kit would mean a ton to us as we both want nothing more than a bundle of joy to journey with us through this thing called life!

    June 7th, 2008 at 8:47 am

  41. Rhonda DeLoatch says:

    Having a baby would mean so much to me. I am 40 years old and I know I am getting past the age to conceive a baby. You see I was born an only child and only had my mother to raise me and take care of me. I always told myself that I would never have children out of wedlock because every child needs the love of two (2) parents. Believe it or not I still lived at home with my mom until the age of 35 that is when my mother passed. Well the good lord finally blessed me to meet a good man who was worthy of my love and a life together we got married in March of 2006. We have been trying naturally to conceive a baby for over 2 years with no results not even a false/positive. We tried going to the Infertility Doctor and I was using Infertility Drugs for about three (3) months but it got it just kept getting more and more expensive and they told me the next step would be IVF and that I was overweight and couldn’t have it done until I lose the weight. I weight 243 and they said I need to be 235 for the procedure. It is very hard to lose those pounds. Well I love children I always wanted to be a school teacher unfortunately I have been retired on disability from working for over 6 years. My only prayer when I go to bed at night is Lord please let this be my month. I so badly want that unconditional love, someone who will love me just for me. Someone I can teach everything wonderful that my mom taught me over the years. I have been looking at pills, this conception kit just about everything tried the vitamins nothing work if you would find it in your heart to nominate me for this conception kit I know our dream of having a baby would come true we have age and my husbands low morphology getting in the way a little help to lead them to the right place is all that we need. Well thank you for your time and reading my essay I can get my little special pooh bear with your help. It’s nothing like that unconditional love.

    June 7th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

  42. Faith says:

    I can’t even begin to tell you how much it would mean for my husband and I to have a child together. We have both been married before, he has 2 children and I have 1 child from our first marriages. He had a vasectomy when he was married to his first wife. When we got married he had it reversed, which was actually quite a surgery. The surgery was 2 hours long and the recovery was 6 weeks. Well, that was 4 years ago and we still are not pregnant! His counts are on and off. I have had 2 inseminations so far and no luck. The first time his motility was at 70% and the second time it was at 40%. I have been taking Clomid and HCG injections along with estrogen pills that are inserted vaginally. It’s is very trying on your emotions every month you don’t get pregnant. Especially when everyone around you is pregnant. I am 31 and my husband is 36, we are both in the military and I am due to deploy in Sept. I did get pregnant in 2006 when he was came home from Korea after being gone for 6 months, but had a miscarriage. It just feels like it’s never going to happen and it kills me inside, especially when the kids say to me, “mommy when are you going to have a baby?.” It breaks my heart. There is a certain connection also with your spouse when you have a child together, I want to experience it all with him. I already know he is a wonderful and giving father, he adopted my daughter just last Sept. and I couldn’t ask for a better father for my daughter.
    Thank you for taking the time to read my essay.

    June 13th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

  43. Jenny says:

    Having a child would mean the world to me and my husband. I am a teacher and we have to concieve within a certain window. This would make things so much easier for us. We want a baby so bad and the clock is ticking.

    June 13th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

  44. Jennifer says:

    My husband and I have been married 4 years and have been trying for a baby for a little more than a year. We’ve had no luck at all, due to issues from both. We’re sticking with it but have already started consultations with fertility doctors to help the process along. The expense of these treatments is amazing, and we’re hoping it will happen for us quickly before the insurance caps the costs and we’re left without the family we’ve dreamed of. It’s heartbreaking and frustrating, month after month. We moved into a new house more than 2 years ago so we would have room for the babies we thought would be so easy to have. I mean, people have babies all the time they don’t want or don’t plan, how is it so difficult for some people who truly do want a family. The people we bought the house from had a baby, so one room is still decorated as a baby room, which makes it worse, the room is ready to go for the little one anytime. Now it’s used for storage and guests.
    Originally I wanted 2 or 3 children, but with the difficulty we’ve had, I have downgraded my goals. With fertility treatment costs, we can only afford to have one, provided the treatments work.
    We’re willing to try, though.

    June 16th, 2008 at 5:24 am

  45. Sarah says:

    Having a new baby would be an incredibly meaningful experience for me. In a way, it would right a wrong that my husband and I committed a few years ago by having a vasectomy. The decision to have the vasectomy was very short sighted on our part, especially since my husband’s grandfather passed away on the morning of the vasectomy. I should have listened to my intuition: the little voice inside me suggesting that losing his grandfather on that day was a sign that I would forever regret this decision. Of course, I disregarded my God-given intuition and have regretted it since that very day. In fact, we even tried to conceive after the vasectomy when they recommend to use other forms of birth control because the patient can still be fertile. Ultimately, the vasectomy was reversed and now we are dealing with low sperm counts and poor motility, so the conception kit may be “just what the doctor ordered.”

    June 18th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

  46. Terri Hager says:

    I am 37 years old, and my husband and I have been married for 17 years, and have been trying to conceive for 11 years! We have tried almost everything imaginable and have had no success. I saw a segment on the news a while back about a couple with similar circumstances, and they tried the Conception Kit and it worked on the first try! How exciting to think that there is still hope! My husband and I both love children and feel that we have a lot to offer a child . We have a wonderful marriage and feel very blessed, but this is the one piece in our puzzle we are missing. It would be wonderful to win this and feel that there still may be a chance at our dream of a family.

    June 18th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

  47. Hazel Germany says:

    I am 36 years old and my husband and I have been trying to conceive for 2 years. I was diagnosed with endometriosis and my husband with a low sperm count. I had surgery to correct the endometriosis and 6 unsuccessful I.U.I’s with the last one involving injections. We were devastated when I was not pregnant despite being 12 days late. My doctor later diagnosed me with ‘Unexplained Infertility’. Our hearts were broken until we saw a news story on the Conception Kit. So our hope begins.
    To us, a child is the living extension of the love that my husband and I share. We could share the unconditional love between parents and children. We would know how it feels to see the gleam in a child’s eye as we sing their favorite lullaby. A child to us would mean happiness to finally prepare for the wonderful adventures that motherhood brings.
    Having a child would mean heartfelt experiences such as eagerly waiting for a picture or sound of a baby’s heartbeat inside the womb. It means constantly carrying a camera with anticipation of capturing precious moments such as a baby’s first words or steps. A child to us means Hope for the chance to dress up like Santa, the Easter Bunny, or any Halloween character just to see our child smile or enjoy the simple pleasure of rocking our child to sleep.
    Having a child means miracles because our child of love would be a reality. Our joyous miracle would be wrapped in a tiny blanket waiting for us to shower it with love. Throughout the heartache, heartfelt experiences, and hope, a child would mean love because this child would be our joy, our strength, our devotion, and our miracle.

    June 19th, 2008 at 2:21 am

  48. Karen B. says:

    I would like to support my best friend’s entry to win a conception kit. Her name is Terri Hager and she posted her entry on June 18th.

    For 11 years I have watched her struggle with an inability to have a child. I know the devastating toll it has taken on both her and her husband; particularly because doctors have not been able to find a reason for the infertility. At times, it has caused her to question her faith in God as well as in herself. I have watched her shower love and attention on others’ children (including my daughter), while at the same time battling her own doubts and pain.

    Still, through it all, she has been able to find the ability to hope. She has turned her very private grief into opportunities to serve in her community as a daycare teacher, sunday school teacher, Big Sister, and Shoe Box Project volunteer. The struggle has made her a stronger person and for her to be able to pass that lesson on to a new generation would benefit us all.

    Watching Terri over the years has been difficult for me as well. To know how she suffers, yet be unable to help is so very frustrating. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to support my friend.

    June 19th, 2008 at 6:31 am

  49. Jennifer D. says:

    Dearest Child,
    To explain what having you in our lives would mean to us seems impossible, because we think it’s really a matter of how blessed we would be to be a part of your life. As we recall our own childhoods and all the exciting possibilities the world held, and still holds for us, we want nothing more than to share this amazing world with someone else – you. We talk about what it will be like to feel you stir inside me, to look into your eyes for the first time. We were so lucky to have parents who loved and nurtured us, who taught us to read and to love the outdoors, who slept with us under the stars and played silly games with us. Someday soon, we want to do these things and more with you. We will help you plant trees, and as you watch the tiny seedlings grow, reaching to the endless blue sky above, we will help you reach and grow. We will be your earth, holding you steady so you too can grow strong and reach high. Like the larks in the sky, we will exalt as you discover the world and make it your own. You will mean the world to us, because we will see it anew through your eyes.

    With all our love,
    Your Mom and Dad

    June 19th, 2008 at 10:44 am

  50. Tanya Almaas says:

    It means my hands can touch a growing belly and later hold a growing hand. It means feeling the kicks within my belly and later watching them kick a ball. It means listening to them cry and always tring to make them laugh. It means never time to yourself, yet when their gone wishing they were back. It means kissing the boo-boos and chasing away the boogy man. It means unconditional love given and neverending tails. It means never having a quiet house. It means finding cereal in your dryer and melted crayons in your coat pocket. It means unwavering protection. It means having someone to cheer for and someone in your cheering corner. It means family, faith and blessings.That’s what having a child will mean to us.

    June 21st, 2008 at 4:22 pm