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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"

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Wavering

We sent in the first half of the Phase 1 payment. I had a nice conversation with our caseworker. She sent out a welcome packet with many forms to complete, etc. She also sent some graphic designer referrals to help us with our profile (although at $500 – $600, we’re going to give it a […]

Inching forward

I still cannot believe what a laborious process processing information is. I mean, how long can it really take to make a decision and move along that path, one thing at a time? Well, clearly it takes years, and in my case, three to be exact. And, I worried all along that the longer it […]

I can count on him

I love my husband. That is neither shocking nor a revelation. However, given our tentative beginnings and now decade together, I am still sometimes surprised by just how much I love him. I won’t write a sappy, muzak-y post pontificating on his many virtues or the virtues of our marriage. But I want to share […]

Leaning

I am going down two paths, embryo donation and domestic adoption, simultaneously, but I am finding myself leaning ever so slightly in the direction of adoption.

When we started trying again when our son was 5 months old, I very much wanted to be pregnant again and to have children close in age. The […]

The post in which I laugh out loud

We stopped ART a year ago this weekend when the FET from our donor cycle was canceled. I seriously thought that once I decompressed from the 2 years of active treatment, we’d be prepared move forward with adoption. The groundwork was already laid in that I’ve had two consultations, have been to three seminars and […]

The luxury of not having to think about it

Generally speaking, most couples who decide to have children either conceive without really trying (as in, unprotected sex, often enough) or “try” by tracking ovulation is some way. They get pregnant as planned and if they want another child, start “trying” again in much the same way as they did the first time. If they’ve […]

Baby steps

I am actually feeling a bit better emotionally. Perhaps it is because I’m feeling physically better; perhaps it’s because I have some distance from leaving my job; perhaps it’s because I’m finding a rhythm to being a SAHM; perhaps it’s because the weather is improving. Or, perhaps it’s because my husband and I were finally […]

What IF?

I participated in Part I of Stirrup Queen’s partnership with RESOLVE, Project IF. In doing so, I reflected a lot on what got me here; here being motherhood. I am someone’s mother. The struggle, the surgeries, the cycling, the science, the expense, the waiting, the heartache, the hoping, all paid off. And, even though I […]

The adoption option

I feel like such a broken record (if even in my head and only on this blog). The gnawing question about what, if anything, to do in the direction of having a second child and sibling for T.

I went to my first adoption seminar in January, 2008. I am adopted and my husband is, […]

Bassinet tears

I’ve kept a lot of my son’s “big ticket” baby items which means some have been stored for almost 3 years. I saved things like the bassinet, bumbo, swing, high chair, jumperoo, and pack n play. I was originally saving them because we started trying for a sibling when T was 5 months old and […]