This pose was NOT staged -- just natural sisterly love.
Ella and mommy who is in desperate need of some highlights. I have managed to find time to shower every day but usually run out of time before getting a chance to brush my hair after washing it. That's ok because cleans beats beauty these days.
Little chimichangas -- Ella showing off her NICU IV scar/bruise -- bless her little heart
Close up of the chimicangas
Edie in a milk coma !!! She doesn't get the formula anymore thank goodness -- nursing isn't as easy as it looks in the movies folks.
2/2005 excruciating abdominal pain. ER visit. Exploratory Lap. Right fallopian tube removed due to torsion (twisting).
2/2005 referred to RE (reproductive endocrinologist) because even though left tube was not removed it had hydrosalpinx (fluid in it). Chances of it functioning slim to none.
4/2005 met with RE to discuss options. Chose to not proceed right away.
4/2006 decide to revisit RE and start IVF process. Began all the counting, measuring, blah blah blah. You girls know all the crap we have to do.
6/2006 ER (egg retrieval) and first ET (embryo transfer) and first BFN (big fat negative). The day of my ER was also the same day my biological mother died and a dear friend had brain surgery. PHEW!!!
8/2006 second try with a FET (frozen embryo transfer). Second BFN. Damn it.
2/2007 RE and OB decide it best to go ahead and remove the left fallopian tube. Just in case that is causing problems. I say go for it -- because according to my RE everything else was perfect. The eggs, the embryo, my lining, my labs, etc... so why the hell was I not pregnant yet? So tube begone.
2/2007 OB says we can go right ahead with another cycle but we sit it out awhile. I had to rebuild my spirit. It was crushed by this point.
6/2007 Final FET. Last 3 frozen embryo. If it didn't work - not sure if we would do another round. But alas -- we got a BFP (big fat positive). I took at least 15 pregnancy tests before the RE confirmed it with blood work.
3/2008 Edie and Ella are born. And the rest has been blogged about -- so read up!!!