Birth Story

I went in for a routine ultrasound (we’ve been having them monthly throughout the pregnancy) and OB visit with Vivianne and David this past Wednesday afternoon, at 38 weeks and 5 days. After the ultrasound, as per usual, Hannah the ultrasound tech went out to show the results to the radiologist before giving us the … Continue reading Birth Story


How You Can Help, Part 2

In my last post, I told you about the folks at FertilityIQ who have built a website that serves as a resource for people seeking reviews on fertility doctors. In order to help build their bank of information they offered to send a donation to Mayyim Hayyim for each person who filled out their survey … Continue reading How You Can Help, Part 2

Achievement Unlocked (Tomorrow, Anyway)

Milestone (nearly) achieved: I’m celebrating wherever I can these days, and this seems like a big one. Tomorrow night officially marks 12 weeks’ gestation, a.k.a. my LAST NIGHT OF SHOTS. Yes, since I started writing this blog on December 11, I have had at least one, if not more, needles going into my body. … Continue reading Achievement Unlocked (Tomorrow, Anyway)

Breathing… Lots of Deep Breaths

I’ve been quiet lately, I know. Passing out most nights at 8:30 pm is not so conducive to blogging. But there’s another reason too. Deep breath. Here we go… Remember one of my first posts when I spoke with my doctor about the importance of not being matched with a couple who has the same … Continue reading Breathing… Lots of Deep Breaths

The Results are in…

It’s confirmed… there is a very miniature British person inside my uterus – I’m officially pregnant! This morning I had my first beta test – that’s when they check for the amount of hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) in my blood. When the clinic called to give me the good news they said they hope to … Continue reading The Results are in…

All Systems Go

I think I’m somewhat surprised to say it, but since I started back up on the Lupron, everything has gone according to plan. I returned for another monitoring appointment after they pushed everything back by a week (a combination of bloodwork and an ultrasound) and everything looked just how it was supposed to. I passed my … Continue reading All Systems Go