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"



Pulling for Teresa B *Update*

Thank you to everyone who is holding this sick little girl in good, comforting, and healing thought.

She is out of surgery but is unable to come off the ECMO (heart/lung machine) and her mom posted that this is not good.

Please continue to consider her throughout your day.


Pulling for Teresa B

If you are reading this post and whether you are a pray-er or believe in the power of collective consciousness (like I do), please take a moment to watch the story of Teresa B.  In short, she was born in China with 1/2 of heart.  An American family, already with 8 children, adopted her in […]

On Mother’s Day

As those of us who are mothers are celebrated by our children and loved ones, let us all take a moment to hold in our thoughts those women who are still struggling to have their first child, those who have lost a child, and those who have lost their own mothers or whose relationship with […]

RSS Reader PSA

I am friends with an in the know techy person and have been communicating with him about the demise of Google Reader. Early speculation was that Google might sell off Reader but it turns out it is too integrated to Google apps to spin it off. Here’s one article as to why Google is cutting […]

38 weeks! (Belly Pic)

One more week to go!


Since I am not 34 weeks, both my MFM and OB want me to go to L&D. So, getting ready and off I go.

Please let things be OK enough for me to not be admitted. That is my hope.

October 15

“An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby’s birth. Then whispered as she closed the book “too beautiful for earth”. ~Author Unknown

19w & Status Quo

Just a quick update that at today’s weekly cervical check my cervical length remains unchanged. That is six measurements in a row where my cervix has remained stable. Dr. F indicated that with these results the recommendation is to start coming every two weeks but she also said she was willing to continue to see […]

9,998 (aka Gratuitous Post) *updated*

This blog is 2 visitors away from 10,000 visits!  Who will it be that pushes it  into the 10K?

“I didn’t really say everything I said.” ~Yogi Berra

Update: As of this morning, we hit the 10,054 visitor mark. Much like my weight loss, it’s been a slow and steady stream of visitors […]

They Got THE Call

Please go share the joy and lend some support to Waiting for our miracle. as they just received THE call. Exciting!