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"



MFM Appt., 31w6d. Settling In.

I saw my MFM for what will be the last time until my c-section on Tuesday.  Both she and the resident in training (who has seen me multiple times with her) were happy that I’d made it to 32 weeks.  I opted not to do the fFN test because, after discussing it at length, decided […]


My baby shower was on Saturday and even as I was the guest of honor I had a hard time believing that all the hoopla was for me. It was a lovely event and I was surrounded by many of the very people who have championed me throughout this journey. And, as grateful and humble […]

OB Appt., 31w2d and Pregnancy Weirdness

My OB appointment was uneventful in that my 1cm cervix is still closed.  What was interesting is that, while still breech, baby boy managed to free at least one leg, the foot of which was kicking my cervix.  We were able to watch him push through the funnel with his little foot, but that 1cm […]

MFM Appt., 30w5d

First, to anyone who is reading that is in the path of hurricane Sandy, know that my best thoughts are with you and your families. My husband’s family is in southern New Jersey (including my 82 year old MIL, and my SIL/BIL and nephew) and one of my oldest and dearest friends is in Philadelphia). Scary stuff, […]

Stable. MFM Appt, 29w6d (Updated w fFN Result)

I can’t adequately convey how sick I’ve been since Friday.  I finally had enough energy to take a shower today, but yesterday, a quick trip to the post office put me back in bed with shortness of breath.

On Saturday, things went down hill as the day wore on and by Sunday my husband commented […]


Yesterday’s flush finally went away around 10PM last night.  I got very little sleep last night (2.5 hrs from 10-12:30 and another hour from 5-6) even after feeling as badly as I did all day and not getting a nap.  I am beyond exhausted now and hope to eat lunch and sleep.  Instead of the […]

It’s Always Something

After reporting that the first betamethasone injection was fine, I woke up this morning with a full on front body flush.  I felt physically fine, but looked like I’d gotten a sunburn while sleeping.  I was scheduled for injection #2 at 11 this morning, and as the morning wore on, I felt worse and worse.  […]

3 Hour Odyssey

First and foremost I want to express my heart felt gratitude for all the comments, both public and private.  The collective value in having so much support can not be over stated.  Many of you shared stories of your prematurely born children and how they are doing now and it goes a long way to […]

fFN Result

Ugh, it came back positive.  Within a couple minutes of the result posting to my medical record my phone was ringing.  It was my MFM, even though it is almost 9 PM here.  She is concerned that the result is a false positive given the transvaginal ultrasound I had yesterday at my OBs office.  That […]


My MFM appointment was pretty straightforward.  Cervical length is 1.1-1.2cm, funneling is about the same as yesterday.

We did the fFN test but given the lateness of my appointment, likely won’t have the results until tomorrow morning.  Two residents joined the appointment, one of which performed the test.  My MFM decided to also visualize the […]