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"



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, she would have done so by now. Even if it is something she has blocked or would rather not face, she now knows that I know and that is something she can’t un-know, you know? Maya Angelou has a saying, “When you know better, you do better” and that is what I am hoping for from this situation.  I am in a peaceful place about it, come what may.

My mood is good.  My dad’s surgery was a success.  I’ve gotten to spend alone time with some close girl friends recently, will be seeing another today for a play date with her son, will be going on a double date on Friday, and will be seeing yet another girl friend on Monday.  This time with friends is good for my soul (and, often, for my perspective).  Plans are shaping up for the upcoming holidays (not set in stone, but perhaps coming together) with both an extended visit from my mother-in-law and a good friend in from out of state.  I have several newly pregnant friends (one who I know is reading this) that I am delighted for and one dear friend due to have her son on Monday.  I am celebrating my good fortune in being able to be home with our son .  He brings joy and lightness of being and I look forward to the patter of his feet in the pre-dawn hours of the morning as much as I do his run-to-me-and-almost-knock-me-over hug when I pick him up from school.  We have fun things planned and nothing is better than that.

Sometime in October we lifted all gender filters. Going forward (and hopefully for not too much longer!), I expect to see solid numbers in terms of birth mother presentations. If something doesn’t happen by the end of the year (and by ‘something’ I mean even being a top 3 contender), we’ll need to revisit our profile and perhaps make some tweaks. Until then, we wait.

November marks our 12th active month; one year waiting.

Presentations to date – TOTAL – 28

October, 2011 – 7
September, 2011 – 4
August, 2011 – 8
July, 2011 – 1
June, 2011 – 2
May, 2011 – 2
April, 2011 – 1
March, 2011 – 1
February, 2011 – 2
January, 2011 – 0
December, 2010 – 0

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.”
~Author Unknown

4 comments to Stats to Date – October, 2011

  • I am catching up on your posts and your life recently. Sending lots of love, hugs, positive thoughts and prayers your way during this difficult and uncertain time in your life. As Tom Petty sings, “the waiting (is truly) the hardest part.” Hang in there. (((HUGS)))

    P.S. I LOVE the quote at the end of your post and the one you shared by Maya Angelou!

  • I read your wishes and I really hope for you that you do hear back from your birth mother and your second child comes to you in absolutely the right way.

  • I found you through Stirrup Queen’s 11-11-11 wish post. I hope your wishes come true. I hope your birth mother contacts you soon. I have an aunt who was given up for adoption years ago and we don’t know where she is or who she is. I would so very much like to find her.

  • Lut C.

    I’m just catching up on your last 8 posts or so … my goodness so much going on!
    I really hope your birth mother contacts you (in a positive way).

    Also, I’m glad to read that you’ve come to a decision regarding adoption. Sure, the waiting is none easier, but at least you no longer spend your energy on wavering.

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