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"



We’re Home!

Just a quick post, finally, to share the joyful news that baby boy and I are home!  Daddy is holding him next to me in bed as I type this.  While I will post a more detailed account of my delivery, it was straight forward and I am doing much better than I was at […]


I am not sure what it is about this pregnancy and my upcoming c-section, but I am feeling an anxiety that I didn’t feel preceding my c-section with my son. I’m worried about so many things…the procedure itself, baby boy being healthy (this worries me the most for some reason), the recovery, missing my son, […]

Pericarditis Sucks

After almost 36 hours will no chest pain, I was lulled into a sense that my recovery was progressing quickly.  We never discussed the likely duration of the pain, how long it would be for the meds to have an actual effect, or that pericardital pain can sometimes wax and wane.  All of which would […]

My Heart, Literally

I woke up on Monday night at 11 PM with what I thought felt like heartburn, something I’ve experienced regularly throughout this pregnancy.  I took two Tums, as has been my treatment.  However, things continued to worsen and by 2:30, I knew something was wrong as I was still in pain and was also sweating.  […]

OB Appt., 35w2d

For someone who did not gain weight rapidly during my 1st or 2nd trimesters, I am shocked to report that as of today, I’ve gained 37#. OMG!  That is how much I gained during my entire pregnancy with my son.  It is what it is, but boy it explains a lot in terms of how […]

Pain & Discomfort

I’ve posted along the way that I think that scar tissue has attached my uterus to various internal organs and is possibly restricting baby boy’s movement.  I was assured by my OB that even if that was the case, given that the amniotic sac is a closed space, the scar tissue would not effect baby […]

Home (Mucous TMI)

If I haven’t said it enough, I love Kaiser. I’d never been into the hospital (except to the ER with our son) and it is huge. New and huge. Even for someone who’s been to the hospital a lot, it was a bit overwhelming. I found my way easily but probably walked 1/2 mile each […]


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.

Mucous Plug (TMI Post)

Since I am taking Endometrin, I’m used to a certain amount of discharge but it is always consistent and not at all like regular cervical mucous. Until yesterday. I had a significant amount, but given the color, again, really didn’t think that much of it (I googled pictures (which I do NOT recommend doing)) and […]

OB Appt., 33w0d + Belly Shot

I could no longer take how uncomfortable I was feeling with baby boy in his frank breech position.  I read and re-read all the things I could do at home to get him to turn.  I read blogs on the subject.  Since there was nothing scientific, I had to go with what made the most […]