Our Journey

2002 Uterine Fibroid Surgery #1

2003 1st consult with an RE, you know, just in case

2003 Got Married (at 37 (me) & 34 (DH) years old)

2003/2004 Naturally conceived pregnancies BFPs #1, #2, & #3 and miscarriages #1, #2, #3

2005 Uterine Fibroid Surgery #2

2005 IVF #1, BFN #1

2005 IUIs #1 and #2, just because, BFN #2 & #3

2005 FET from IVF #1, BFN #4

2006 Exploratory surgery to remove scar tissue from fibroid sugery #2

2006 IVF #2 (w PGD), BFP #4

2006 Emergency cerclage for IC @ 16w6d (5 months + 1 week of complete bed rest at home ensues)

2007 Our son is born @ 38w by scheduled c-section

2007 IVF #3 for baby #2, BFN #5

2007 IVF #4, BFP #5, miscarriage #4

2008 IVF #5, BFP #6, miscarriage #5

2008 IVF #6, BFP #7, miscarriage #6

2008 DE IVF #7, BFN #6

2009 DEFET #8, cancelled, embryos don't thaw

2010 Decide to adopt domestically

12.17.10 Profile is live with our agency

November 2011 Consult with RE re: donated embryo cycle

Early January 2012 Cleared to proceed with deFET

January 2012 Freeze our profile

1.20.12 deFET begins
2.12.12 eSET of one compacted morula
2.22.12 BFN

3.23.12 deFET #2 begins
4.14.12 transfer 3 embryos (1-8 cell, 1-5 cell, 1-4 cell)
4.22.12 + HPT
4.24.12 Beta #1 = 48.4
4.26.12 Beta #2 = 125.7
4.30.12 Beta #3 = 777.8
5.11.12 1st U/S - Singleton!
7.12.12 It's a Boy!
12.26.12 C-section: Baby G is born, 9#5oz, 20.5"



Rise Up!

Even though I have another post to publish, this is more timely and important.  It is something I shared today on another platform but is fitting for this space, too.  I am enraged at the Brock Turner sentence, at the judge who imposed it and is complicit in perpetuating our rape culture, and at his […]




I have written about gratitude many times here. As I was driving the other day, Baby G in his car seat, looking at the beautiful mountains ahead of me through the warm, clear blue skies, I thought that the way I try to live my life, in conscious awareness for all that I […]

House of Cards

My husband and I have been together for 14 years. We met at work when I was a VP in California and he worked in IT at our HQ in New Jersey. Our early relationship was long distance with him coming out to visit and staying with me for long 3, 4 and 5 day […]

Call to Action: Kay Jewelers Insensitive Ad

I can’t not act. For reasons well documented (and commented on) by both Stirrup Queen’s post and Lavender Luz’s post, it hurts and infuriates me to see adoption portrayed so cavalierly by Kay Jewelers.

As consumers, one of the ways we can make our displeasure known is to write to the company. Kay Jewelers is […]

A Reminder of What is Good

Almost nothing tugs at my heart more than a child being their authentic self, especially in the face of insurmountable odds. Watch Grace Ann Rodgers belt out the Star Spangled Banner with her mom.

For the complete story, go here.

Who’s In?

Finally, BlogHer announced the location and dates of the 2014 conference: San Jose, CA, July 24-26, 2014. It is BlogHer’s 10th anniversary and in order to create a truly memorable event, tickets will be capped at 2,500.

I’m in. Who else?

8 Months

Mommy loves you!

Turns out…

…actually making the call IS the hardest part. (I did leave the good doctor a message after much procrastination).

BlogHer 2013, Missing Out

I try to live my life with no regrets, however, one thing I lament not doing was attending BlogHer 2011 when it was in San Diego. I remember discussing going with my husband but, frankly, can’t recall why I didn’t. I even intended to drive down just to have dinner with some fellow bloggers, and […]