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"



Presentations to Date – December, 2011

Wow, we’ve actually overlapped three years during our adoption wait, 2010, 2011, & 2012.  It’s a good time to re-format how I’m tracking the data.  From now on, I will show grand totals for each year and only the current year presentations by month.  Since this information is always one month in arrears, this will […]

Twenty-Eleven is a Wrap

In reflection, it has been a big year of change for me and my family. In essence, it has been a transitional year. So many things have changed, and mostly in good ways. I continued my weight loss, albeit at a much slower pace, and am now down 46# and 30 inches. Beyond the physical […]


The storm and power outage put me so far behind. There are so many things to do and I can’t seem to accomplish enough to level set my To DO list, much less get ahead. Life has gotten so busy, with many things to do and places to be, so once we regained power, I […]

Stats to Date — November 2011

12/17/11 will officially mark the one year anniversary of being live with our agency. There’s not much more to say about it than that. Tick tock…

Presentations to date – TOTAL – 35

November, 2011 – 7 October, 2011 – 7 September, 2011 – 4 August, 2011 – 8 July, 2011 – 1 June, 2011 […]

Coming To Terms

I apologize if this post seems veiled and I don’t mean for it to, but I’m feeling protective and vulnerable and am waiting for information that I hope will give me clarity.

So much of my struggle with infertility has been about coming to terms.  First it was coming to terms with the fact […]

It’s Not Just About The Numbers

First, there has been nothing from my birth mother.  She has had enough time to flat out deny it but maybe not enough time to come to terms with how to make contact or what to say.  This is the risk in making contact via letter — it puts the ball in her court (for […]

Stats to Date – October, 2011

First, thank you to everyone who reached out to me here and privately regarding my birth mother. I haven’t heard anything from her but I suspect that I will and that it will be by letter. I think that if she were going to attempt to deny it, not that I gave her room to, […]

Same Page

Yesterday was our 8th wedding anniversary. I have been feeling particularly stressed lately given our move and all the projects we’ve undertaken, the amount of money we’ve spent already, the sickness that would not go away (six weeks this week, but I am FINALLY on the other side, not tempting fate, merely stating fact), and […]

M to the I to the S to the C.

So many random thoughts, any of which could make for a full blog entry, but I don’t have the stamina.  Tuesday will mark 5 weeks of being sick.  It started innocently enough with a head cold that morphed into the chest cold from hell.  Many nights I would tell myself that I would go to […]

Stats to Date – September, 2011

As we move into the last quarter of 2011, I decided it was time to add the year to each month’s stats as we are coming up on our one year anniversary. Evidence of the fact that we’ve been A – waiting a long time and B – moving into being (as in possibly remaining) […]