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"



Settling In

I planned to return to work by now, in some capacity, outside of the home. Between our older son’s private school tuition (and for those who wonder what that is, it is $1,300/mo and that does not include fundraisers or annual fund or uniforms), our mortgage, and the 1.25% we pay in property taxes on […]

Wordless Wednesday


365 Days

My dearest Baby G,

That’s how long you’ve been outside of my body and in our family. You made H a big brother, you became a little brother, and you made your daddy and me happy beyond words. We longed for you way before we ever knew the path you’d take to joining our family. […]

My Mother Hates Me

This is not the post I envisioned for what was otherwise a lovely Christmas holiday. My mother certainly ruined my Christmas eve but as I didn’t have to see her today and I hope not for many months, we had a great day.

And, while my husband said he thinks it is fear, not hate, […]

Tick Tock

And, here I am again, wondering where the last two weeks have gone that I haven’t had a chance to write. Well, that’s not entirely true, I do have one draft, but still.

I’m stealing time writing this while Baby G attempts to go down for his afternoon nap. Teeth 5 & 6 are on […]

Time, There is Never Enough

I miss writing here. I think about writing daily then the day escapes me as does the week and before I know it almost two weeks have gone by since my last post.

We had probably the best Thanksgiving ever this year. It was my two sets of aunts/uncles, my cousin and her husband and […]

Update in Bullets

I have had no time to write or even consider writing. The time change threw us for a loop and still, a week later, the boys are waking up early (before 6), so by 8 PM I am ready for bed.

I am not so much a fan of laundry list posts, but, in the […]

Happy Friday!

Pulling up, just shy of 9 mos


…slays me

Fair vs Same

I did not sleep well in the wee hours of this morning, having to get up to do pacifier intervention at 1, 3:52 and 4:16 (when the real culprit was that Baby G had soaked through his diaper and his clothes and needed to be changed. Much screaming ensued and it took effort to get […]