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November 24, 2007


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Dude, infertility seriously messes with our heads. Bodies, too, but damn.

Wait...I'm going to go take a look at my first scan for comparison and contrasting...damn, they didn't even give you a picture?! There's a blob in my sac but then I got multiple piccies...man, I don't know if this is helpful or not!

I am of course hoping for the best. And NBHHY.


Oohh I see, they didn't do a wanding! My first 2-3 pics are all from wandings, that's the difference! I think you're going to be fine.


Wishing you all the very best for your next scan.

I am so pleased I have stumbeld across your blog thanks to tertia, I love your writing!

Look forward to more


OMG. Oro is right...they never did a wanding. What I found unbelievable is that you waited six weeks...six weeks! That's just mean.


You better write more tommorrow young lady! *shakes finger at you* ;)


holy cow I am so glad you are back!!!! I have mourned the loss of your blog since the day you pulled it... so glad things are going well and thank you so much for sharing such WONDERFUL news with us!!!!!!!!!!!


Wow. I lurked for years on your old blog and was so sad that you left. Now I hear that you are preggers? Holy crap. I'm delighted for you! I have to tell you I had a very similiar experience when I became pregnant with a high fsh diagnosis. I was in such shock and they laughed at my doubts and humoured me with a blurry ultrasound that kind of showed something at six weeks. Long story short, my son is 1 yr old next weekend. I wish you the same happy outcome.
Welcome back.


Hear that giant sucking sound? That's me being sucked back into my blog habit.

How long do we have to wait for the next installment? Maybe you could just tease us with one little picture of Cutie Maya, and maybe just a small, teeny tiny hint about, you know, like, your due date or something?

Jen (Earthchild)

I am so thrilled to hear you are back! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to hear all about MP and your peanut!



A gorgeous daughter, a wonderful husband, a new house, and a(hopefully, hopefully, hopefully!) second baby in the making. You don't do things in halves, Karen!

Looking forward to hearing more(but, yes, best keep playing with your child :) ) And hopefully we'll get some more drawings out of you, yet. I loved those drawings.


If I could reach through this laptop and kiss you I would.


I started reading your old blog very shortly before you pulled the plug and am thrilled to see you are back!

I've got everything crossed for you!

just another jenny

I really hope (as you do) that this is a fairy tale with a happy ending. How cute would MP be as a big sister?


Once again, I am addicted to your blog! (I'm so glad you're back. I said that on your first post, so I won't say it again because I promise I'm not a stalker...)

Fingers crossed that all is well with the new baby. I can't wait for the MP detour.


I'm so glad you have decided to share this news! Have missed your wonderful writing and look forward to sharing this new journey with you!


Oh, your doctor sounds yucky, and I am hoping the nurse meant that kindly (as in, "Oh, it's most likely everything is totally fine, but I understand why you are feeling anxious"), but still -- yuck.

Still, I am trusting that all is well and looking forward to reading your next update.

I carried a batch of pee sticks around for awhile, myself. Actually, I may still have them.

Rachel H.

Glad to see you are back on the net!!


I hope your date with the wand monkey is soon!!! I had a ultrasound done at 7 weeks or so, and the abdominal showed nothing, but the wanding revealed a heartbeat that just pooped all over my spouse. I'm hoping for a good second ultrasound for you! And a better OB.


Do we get piccies of Maya? Pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease?


WOW WOW WOW! I felt so *incomplete* somehow when you pulled the blog plug. To hear what's going on is mindblowing. What a ride you're taking us on. I'm sure you're fairly certain where this is ending up...but dang you can tell a story! I can't wait for the next entry!


The suspense is literally killing me.... So hope this is a happy ending story.

Good to see you blogging again.


When is your transvaginal u/s? Do you think you could call your old RE and beg for a favor, have him/her do a better scan sooner? I would be going absolutely insane.

However, good news is good news. Crossing all my bits for you here.

Wonder Woman

Yay you're back! Congratulations! Wow!!!!!!


Congratulations to you and husband and MP! And it's SO SO lovely to see you back. I've missed reading you.

Bump Fairy

Fire your OB. I have never heard of such lax and pathetic patient care. Find an RE, any RE, and have a conversation. They will take you seriously. You can be in tomorrow for blood work and a transvaginal. I am furious on your behalf. They should treat this situation as seriously as it deserves: you're pretnant, really pregnant, and need to know the numbers, see the sac, have a care provider that gives two shits about you. Because your current OB? Doesn't.

I'm currently 18dp5dt with positives of my own. Crossing all bits and pieces your little sac hangs around.. you'd be an awesome preggo blogger buddy.


Holy crap am I glad you are back. I missed you desperately. And your news is amazing. I'm so happy for you and your DH and your little MP.

As for sucky care, I get it. After almost 3 years of trying, including treatment without success, we got a surprise BFP in August. I miscarried while changing insurance. I got pregnant again the next cycle (I have no idea how either happened), and the new insurance folks acted like it was just totally normal. But it's not! I had to beg but I did get two transvaginal u/s. The first was done with an abdominal one (which they used to measure) and the little thing measured small. The next transvaginal measured right on track with a heartbeat. Hope your next appointment is more satisfying! And that they are kinder to you!

Welcome back!


Congratulations :) This is fabulous news. Anyone can be a monday morning quarterback, but you shoulve seen an RE, and at least have your HCG drawn immediately at your local GP.... I have no idea how long ago all this drama took place, so it might all be water under the bridge, but I'm amazed at your even keel, at juast sitting and wiaiting and waiting. I couldnt have done it. I'd have been at my RE the next afternoon!


Welcome back...and I can't wait to read more!


More more more! I can't stand the suspense. I need more!

I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to read the next installmant, like maybe NOW????

Picks of MP, please!


yeah, I vote for firing your doc and finding an RE that would welcome you in. Or can you get a consult to a PERI? They must to a tran-v-jj ultrasound! You are way too early for a belly ultrasound. Huurruummpphhh.

I hope you can find a way to get a scan sooner.

Oh the suspense is a thriller.

Are you peeing on another stick right now? :)



i might be one of those people. you know the ones. checking obsessively and then grinning with glee when i see a new post?

okay, i am those people.

SO GLAD you are BACK!


Holy smokes woman! (Thanks Tertia) What an update! Can't wait to see how it all turns out.

Happy one-year MP anniversary, a few months late.

Andrea (I met you at the White Swan)


Doing a happy dance that you're back and sending out a NBHHY to you.


I am SO happy that you're back too! I loved reading your old blog and was so sad when you needed to stop. All the best on this new adventure! May you still be feeling like you're crazy in 8+mos while looking rather round! Good luck!


Y'know you can always lie and say that you saw quarter size amounts of bright red blood. That can buy you a wand. Just a thought.

I realize that this might be inappropriately optimistic, but you could make your NT screening test NOW, so you can get in at 11 weeks, instead of let's say 14 weeks.

Also, most decent OB's have US machines in their office (even if they are grainy), so you get the appropriate US at each visit.

At any rate, I'm very happy for you. Congrats!!


You're back! You're back!

(Sorry I'm late to the party). And CONGRATS! On the pregnancy! How awesome for MP to get to be a big sister!!


Welcome back! oh and am SO SO SO happy for you!


Oh, it is so nice to see you back! I'm really looking forward to getting caught up.

This is amazing news! I'm thrilled for you guys! Just please, PLEASE stop thinking of all the stuff that can go wrong. Just keep thinking that everything will be okay, and this little one is meant to be there. "Just keep growing, just keep growing" worked for me. Whatever works. Just hang in there - I'm wishing you all the best! :)

B. Mare

Firstly, a hearty welcome back- delighted to see you blogging again! And with such news!

I really feel your pain- it is so hard not to know what the hell is going on in there. I remember being incredibly frustrated, when I went to my GP at 6 weeks with the miracle pregnancy, that I wasn't going to receive a beta of any type, or a scan until about 12 weeks (god bless the NHS). When you've been through infertility hell, it's just NOT GOOD ENOUGH to be fobbed off as if there is nothing to worry about (though I should stress, not that there is). Being proactive and finding somewhere that would give me some reassurance really helped. I also tried to adopt a very Zen mindset about it (though in hindsight, I am not sure how I managed it and would have rightfully be climbing the walls!)



I'm so glad you're back...

I know what you mean about the knowledge. It's crushing.

I returned from my honeymoon pregnant and spent the next eight months bilssfully unaware of the horrible dangers that were sure to befall my baby. I am glad I was so ignorant during my first perfect pregnancy.

We tried for over four years for #2 and knew everything that could and eventually would go wrong. I finally gave away the crib and pieced out the bag of pain (the baby clothes I'd buy each time that peestick lied to me) that I had secreted in the back of my closet.

I'm sorry your OB isn't more accomodating- I would walk in for an HCG test and he'd whip me onto a table for a dildo cam at the first sign of my tears.

Anyhow, I'm deleriously happy with my one child and have turned my energies to making me a healthier and happier person. Everyone will benefit.


I'm so happy you are back. Thanks to Tertia for the heads up!!! My assvice: stop googling. It does happen -- people do get pregnant and have healthy babies after infertility -- just look at Indigo Girl (aka Linda) and it's happened to several of my real-life friends as well. This is very, very exciting news.


Welcome back! It's so good to "hear" your "voice" again! And I didn't see a heartbeat or fetal pole at 6w1d w/transabdominal, but a week later (oh, god, what a miserable tearful week of waiting that was!) there it was on transvaginal u/s, 7w1d and flickering away. I totally wouldn't sweat no heartbeat at 6 weeks w/transabdominal. Fingers crossed, HARD.


Oh and, *cough cough,* not that I'd ever endorse or even SUGGEST such a thing, but you DO know, don't you, that if you go into the ER with one-sided abdominal pain and spotting, they'll do a transvag. on the spot to rule out an ectopic. I mean, of COURSE it would be wrong to do that for frivolous reasons, but if your co-pay isn't too high and you get desperate enough and/or feel a twinge of any kind...that knowledge, gained through a pregnancy before the one where they didn't see a heartbeat or fetal pole transabdominably at six weeks, was a great comfort to me sometimes in the middle of the night.


I believe it is time to start chanting NBHHY.
Keeping all my of my fingers crossed for you.
I am SOOOOOOOOOOO glad you are back.


Wow! Congrats! Can you call your old IF doc. I would insist on getting my blood drawn to check for progesterone levels. JMO, I would not wait on an OB who does not want to see me for that long.

Good luck! :)


My RE clinic had closed (due to lack of funding) when I found myself surprisingly pregnant. I called my OB and was told I had to wait until 10 weeks. I was like "are you f-ing crazy?" and launched into a spiel about my history. I got in at 6 weeks as well.

I would call your old IF doc too.

Can't wait to hear more.


I am so glad you are back! I've missed the MP stories and am glad to hear things are going well with your little family. Congrats (in the NBHHY sense) on the pregnancy, but I am excited and cautiously optimistic for you all!

Jo in Utah

Wow! That is all I can say. I kept hoping you would come back, I missed you dreadfully and I wanted to hear stories about the cutest baby ever. But this? THIS I never, ever expected. Wow.


Alright, this is torture ... more, please. (And yes, I realize this is your life, not just a fairy tale!!). I'm so glad to see you're back!


I started reading ypur blog about the time you brought MP home and I was so sad when you pulled it. Glad to see you back so I can lurk along and enjoy. I have to say I haven't grinned so big at my laptop since Julia found out the 13s were healthy! I'm hoping things go just as well for you!

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