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"



WWYD #1?

It is going to be a long 10 days waiting for ultrasound.  It is highly likely that I’ll find myself going in for another beta before then.  These early days are so tenuous with very little physical reassurance that the pregnancy is continuing and while I am trying (trying, trying) to remain neutral with my […]

Out From the Shadows

Through our years of ART and before I started this blog, I have run the gamut of telling a number of in real life friends that we were cycling to telling no one.  I kept this last cycle very close to my vest.  I do have some close IRL friends who read this blog who […]

Life or Death *Updated*

If you are the praying type and even if you are not but believe in the power of collective consciousness, please visit Katie’s blog and read about her dear friend who is literally in a fight for her life.

In short, her friend recently had knee surgery for a torn ACL just prior to starting […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Oldest

Some point after we had a juxtaposition in roles and I went back to work full-time while my husband stayed home with our son, he was invited to a play date by the president of the local chapter of our Mom’s Club. My husband thought it odd that this woman invited him and our son […]

Light Bulb Moment

I often like to spend my “free” time on-line. I moderate one local Yahoo support/resource group for mothers, belong to another dozen yahoo groups (parenting, weight loss, infertility (still, I know), follow more than 50 blogs (and try to comment regularly), am on FB daily, and email and/or IM with friends.

I was reflecting on […]

Reaching Out

As I approach my forty-fifth birthday in May and reflect on the most marked changes in my life, what is glaring is how my circle of friends has changed. It used to be that I had an inner circle of eight close friends that were my core supporters. They were who I shared everything with […]

Looking Forward

2010 was challenging for so many reasons. I left a job (and, likely a career) that I’d only returned to two years prior which meant the loss of my high salary and a different financial picture for us. We looked in earnest for a new home and after touring 150 or so in the span […]

“When people show you who they are…

…believe them.” ~ Maya Angelou

It seems that at 44 I would have learned this lesson, yet it keeps coming up in relationships, mostly friendships, or, more aptly, pseudo-friendships. It’s hard to know if people are hiding their true selves intentionally, or revealing themselves further into our relationship than I would have expected, or, if […]