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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"

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The luxury of not having to think about it

Generally speaking, most couples who decide to have children either conceive without really trying (as in, unprotected sex, often enough) or “try” by tracking ovulation is some way. They get pregnant as planned and if they want another child, start “trying” again in much the same way as they did the first time. If they’ve […]

Settling in

Today marks the end of the 5th week that I’ve been a SAHM. Having been a career woman most of my life (and with every intention of going back to work at some, undetermined, point), I wasn’t sure I was looking forward to my new role. Let me reveal a little something about myself as […]

The fog is lifting

After so much change in my life in a short span of time, I finally feel like the fog is beginning to lift. It’s due to a number of things: joining Weight Watchers to FINALLY get this weight off; starting my days with a 3 mile, 45 min walk; having success in potty training my […]

Baby steps

I am actually feeling a bit better emotionally. Perhaps it is because I’m feeling physically better; perhaps it’s because I have some distance from leaving my job; perhaps it’s because I’m finding a rhythm to being a SAHM; perhaps it’s because the weather is improving. Or, perhaps it’s because my husband and I were finally […]

All in my head

Part of the issue with this struggle (to have another child) is that it mostly goes on in my head. Depending on the day’s events or even the sum from the week, the conversation may be different. If it’s been a rough few days of toddler tantrums or even a sick toddler, my thoughts might […]

The adoption option

I feel like such a broken record (if even in my head and only on this blog). The gnawing question about what, if anything, to do in the direction of having a second child and sibling for T.

I went to my first adoption seminar in January, 2008. I am adopted and my husband is, […]

Bassinet tears

I’ve kept a lot of my son’s “big ticket” baby items which means some have been stored for almost 3 years. I saved things like the bassinet, bumbo, swing, high chair, jumperoo, and pack n play. I was originally saving them because we started trying for a sibling when T was 5 months old and […]

Amongst the pregnant ladies

At my age, most of my IRL friends are finished family building. And, even the URL friends that I’ve mostly met through infertility/egg donation/adoption blogs that have become IRL friends are quite content to have one child. So, I don’t have the occasion to go to baby showers very often. In fact, the last one […]

Does a full house beat three of a kind?

In a prior post I mentioned never envisioning having or being a family of three. And, by that, I mean when I considered having a family, it was always two children plus at least one of the furry, four-legged variety. I have one sibling and my husband has one sibling and it just made sense […]

Now what?

When my son was 5 months old we began trying in earnest to have a sibling . Even after my protracted bed rest, I was singularly focused on having another baby. I wanted them spaced as closely together as possible and, given my age, 41 at the time, the sooner the better. I was so optimistic […]