I thought it would be fun to compare my belly through all of my pregnancies in one collage of sorts. :) The numbers in parenthesis next to the kids’ names is how old I was (or will be) at the time of delivery. Continue reading
Thanks to Kathy’s blog, I saw the current RESOLVE infertility (IF) education campaign taking part in conjunction with National Infertility Awareness Week (April 24 – May 1). The gist of it is this: post a “What if?” question relating to IF in the comments of the Stirrup Queen’s blog now through April 16th. Then they will choose 10 “What if?” questions and part two of the project/contest will be announced at that time. No idea what part two will be, but I posted my question (#316):
What if those who are or who have suffered the pain of IF never spoke of it? Continue reading
Recently, I was contacted through this blog by a reported for AOL who was doing a piece on financing infertility. I responded to him and we did an interview for his piece. He had three couples — one was starting their journey, one was pregnant, and one had succeeded (us!).
I think his article turned out well, and hope that it gives hope to others in both finding ways to pay for treatments, as well as having success with their treatments. Also, I hope that it helps others who still feel shame or a stigma attached to infertility speak up. You’d be surprised how many people you know who have struggled in one way or another, and infertility is no exception!
One year ago today, our babies came home to my body. In just two hours, it will be exactly one year since Skip and I met up at Dr. B’s office and had two gorgeous blastocysts transferred back to my womb. And now, those two are fighting nap time while taking a little ride in their swings. I can’t help but smile when I look at them and think of all we went through to get to where we are now. They are certainly miraculous little guys and were worth every bit of frustration, disappointment and tear shed that led to their arrival into our lives. If you’re interested in a trip down memory lane, my post-transfer blog entry can be found here.
We got word today that Ace is being evicted from the Special Care Nursery. Basically, he’s fine now, and insurance doesn’t care to pay for a baby who doesn’t need care. Of course, this is great news, because it means he’s coming home tomorrow, but it’s sad because Nate isn’t. Continue reading
If I could write the word SUCK bigger in the title of this post, I would.
I was at the hospital last night for the boys’ 11 pm and 12 am feeds. Nate was sleepy, but he took 30 cc by breast and the rest by bottle. While I was feeding Ace, Nate started to desat a little bit, which means his blood oxygen level was dropping below 90. Continue reading