One-hundred and eighty degrees for last Monday was today, a peaceful, easy morning at the IVF clinic. Unlike our hour-long wait to get into the ultrasound room last Monday, this morning we showed up 10 minutes early and were escorted right into the ultrasound room where our favorite nurse, Peggy, sat waiting for our moment [...]
Oddities were in the air today at our fertility clinic. We waited nearly 45 minutes after the scheduled start time of our ultrasound before being called back to the examination room. It was a family affair, Nola reading Charlie & Lola books and constantly hoping she wasn’t going to be involved in the scrim of [...]
Constance’s blood tests revealed that her hCG levels are more than doubling every 48 hours and her progesterone levels just keep getting higher and higher by the shot. In fact, at this point everything falls within the normal or above-normal range. Our concerns have by no means gone away, but with every week and every [...]
As the news of our pregnancy was shared with our inner circle, I found myself repeating the phrase, “But it’s really early, so anything can happen,” over and over again. And while it is a scientifically true statement, it also, I realized, was largely due to the fact that I feel like this all came [...]
For many reasons, we are in luck. We are, at this moment, pregnant for the second time. One month pregnant, to be exact, which means it’s also lucky for us that we know how to be cautiously optimistic as the weeks tick by so we can become a little more comfortable that it will indeed [...]
Yesterday wasn’t just Constance’s birthday. No, there was another special person in our lives who would have been celebrating had he still been walking, and writing circles around, this fine earth.
He’s a part of our daily lives, as he is for many parents and children, and I’ve come to rely on his steady [...]
Today I ask you to raise a glass to celebrate the birth of the most perfect woman in the solar system we call home, Constance Miller. I toast her beauty, her brains, and the limitless joy she brings to the lives of everyone lucky enough to know her.
It is hard not being together on [...]