- One Year
- Would you?
- Balloons To Heaven
- What To Say To A Newly Grieving Mother?
- How to honor the first anniversary?
- Innocence Lost
- Long overdue…and a LONG post.
- Right Where I Am: 8 months 1 day
- Mother’s Day
- One Month
- Our Little Miss Sunshine
- AWOL for good cause!
- 6 months
- Rollercoasters and first dates
- Not a consolation prize
- Coffee…how I missed you.
- Help me help a friend
- Not IF, but when
- Smitten – my new Valentines
- Stupid stuff people say
- Dreams, part deux
- Worse than a cautionary tale
- Just when I thought it was safe
- The Unexpected Elements of Grief
- Seeking Approval
- Fortune cookies
- Due Date
- What Was She Thinking?
- Bittersweet Milestone
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Our Path To Parenthood:
2006 - Start Fertility Treatments
2007 - 1st IVF (LA) - BFP, then miscarriage at 9 weeks
2007 - Medicated/Clomid IUI (LA) - BFN
2007 - 2nd IVF (LA) - BFN
2008 - 3rd IVF (Europe) - BFN
2009 - 4th IVF converted to FET (Europe) - BFN
April 2010 - 5th IVF (Europe) - BFP - Twins!
July 2010 - Incompetent cervix - Cerclage & Complete Bedrest
September 2010 - Premature rupture at 24 weeks, 2 weeks of hospitalization
Sept 29, 2010 - Quinn Hudson & Trace Allen are born at 26 weeks via emergency c-section
Sept 29, 2010 - we lose Quinn Hudson (pulmonary hypoplasia)
Oct 3, 2010 - we lose Trace Allen (level 3 brain bleed)
October, 2010 - OB says pregnancy is too dangerous - surrogacy or adoption become our options.
December 2010 - begin the domestic adoption process
January 13, 2011- we are "live" with our adoption attorney and being shown to potential birth parents
March 1, 2011 - adoption home study is approved
April 4, 2011 - 9 month old baby girl comes home!!!
The details of my pregnancy and the twins' story can be found at: http://taylortwins.wordpress.com