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"



Amongst the pregnant ladies

At my age, most of my IRL friends are finished family building. And, even the URL friends that I’ve mostly met through infertility/egg donation/adoption blogs that have become IRL friends are quite content to have one child. So, I don’t have the occasion to go to baby showers very often. In fact, the last one […]

“I’m three, mommy. I’m a big boy now.”

My son just turned three and I can not fathom where the time has gone. I compared pictures from the day he was born to pictures three years later and I am floored. I can’t easily wrap my brain around it. And, like so many mothers say, he is still my baby (please shoot me […]

Does a full house beat three of a kind?

In a prior post I mentioned never envisioning having or being a family of three. And, by that, I mean when I considered having a family, it was always two children plus at least one of the furry, four-legged variety. I have one sibling and my husband has one sibling and it just made sense […]

The struggle

The struggle. That’s how infertility is most often referred.  It is defined as “a task or goal requiring much effort to accomplish or achieve”.  And, at the root that’s what it is.  But beyond that, infertility is a thief, robbing you of many things: hope, money, time, pleasure, spontaneity, intimacy, normalcy, relationships.

The toll it takes […]

Not according to plan

I returned to work when my son was 13 months old. It was good to be back at work and even more so because my husband was able to stay home with our son. Truth be told though, since my return, I haven’t so much liked the work as much as I like being back […]

In the beginning

I have been wanting to start a blog for some time.  I never seemed to be able to get the hand written diary (as a child) or journal (as an adult) down, though I love to write.  But, I feel like I am at so many crossroads in my life, that I hope through writing, I can […]