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"



G at 18 Months

Oh, G, heart of my heart, soul of my soul, light of my life, how is it possible that you are 18 months old already? I must have blinked and the world spun many revolutions in the split second my eyes were closed that we’ve gotten to this milestone.

Even though you are a big boy, 31.7# and 34.9″, you have become a picky eater of late. You practically eschew any animal protein (no hot dogs (turkey or otherwise) no chicken or chicken nuggets, no deli meats, no eggs) except turkey meatballs. If I offer it, you’ll drop it on the floor to feed it to the dog OR will push it off your tray OR will shake your head vigorously and purse your lips shut. As for what you like: yogurt, cheese, fruit of every kind, pouches (as long as you can feed yourself), honey-nut Cheerios (do NOT try to pass off the regular Cheerios), Goldfish, Popsicles, sherbet, frozen yogurt, ice cream of any kind, peas (occasionally), corn (occasionally), sweet potatoes, potatoes, French fries, chewy granola bars, TJs mini pancakes, pizza, mac n cheese (occasionally) and milk. We essentially rotate these foods at every meal.

You are a sweet and gentle being. Oh, yes, you want what you want but your wants are easily satisfied. You are happy and curious and hilarious and sensitive (oh, are you sensitive) and coy and charming and loving and so much more than my minds eye ever could have imagined as we struggled to find our way to you.

It is true what they say that when you have multiple children your love expands. Just thinking of my love for you and I can feel the bigness of my heart. And, there is so much joy and happiness and glimpses of the relationship ahead for you and your brother. He, for his part as big brother, wants to make you laugh and, I dare say, is the best at it. He chases you and tackles you and tickles you and blows raspberries and you laugh from your belly and squeal with delight. Since the first day you became aware of him, you still think he hung the moon.

I am grateful and content and proud that you are our son and that you completed our family. The dynamic shift from family of three to family of four took place the day you were born and we didn’t know life could be this full, this rich, this colorful. You are the pot of gold at the end of our rainbow.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for finding your way to us. I hope you see your light in my face every time I greet you, feel my love for you in every kiss, hug and snuggle, and know to your core that my gratitude for you knows no bounds.

Just be you, little boy. Sunshine and moonbeams and shooting stars. That is what you are.

8 comments to G at 18 Months

  • There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart.

  • 春になると女性が注意しなければならないことが無駄毛のケアですよね。常に気を使わないといけないとよく分かっていても、めんどうでついうっかり忘れてしまいがち。

    忘れないようにとかみそりで 剃っている女性もかなりいますが、実は頑張って処理すればするほど肌ダメージが溜まっていくって知っていますか?




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  • Happy 18 months! C just turned 18 months, too. I feel like it’s the end of babyhood and the beginning of toddlerhood.

  • So cute! Happy 18 months!

  • M

    He’s adorable – thank you for sharing!

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