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"



Grieving with a friend

To honor my friend and will the universe to help her & her husband through this dark time, I am posting a link to her poignant post about the very recent loss of her twin boys, Quinn and Trace, born too early. It would mean so much if you would stop by and show your […]

Colorado, Part I

When I reflect upon my life, I see it in four parts: before the accident, after the accident, my struggle with infertility, and my life as a wife and mother.

Most of my pre-accident childhood memories surround our yearly summer trips to my great uncle’s ranch in Colorado. My grandmother’s brother was a real American […]

Dead is Dead

I realize that this is a somewhat dramatic title for a post and maybe just getting this out to the universe will bring me solace. My brother died when I was eleven in a solo car accident that we were in together. I will save the details of the accident for another post except to […]


I’ve experienced too much death in my four decades of life. Most tragically (and immediately life altering) was that of my brother, when I was eleven, in an accident we were both in together. It is an experience deserved of the memoir I plan to start when my employment ends in a months time. I […]

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 […]