I started this blog in Sept 2005 to chronicle our journey to motherhood. It’s taken longer than I ever imagined and has been far more painful than I anticipated. Mostly you’ll find pregnancy and more recently adoption related entries here. As the journey has turned epic, you’ll also hear lots of randomness about my life.


On May 15, 2007 our dreams became reality. I woke at 4:30 am and used FMU to test at 13dpo (the day I expected my period). We were shocked when the second pink line formed! It was the most amazing and terrifying experience in my life. It’s everything we’ve wanted, and yet it is still so overwhelming! So far the first trimester has been okay. I was very sick for about two weeks, but feel lucky that the worst seems to have passed.

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January 9, 2008 Mr. E made his way into the world! There’s a long birth story (look in the Jan 2008 archives) but the shortened version is this: My water broke at between 2-3am on January 8th. Contractions did not follow…A and I tried to get things going but after 17 hours and no signs of labor I submitted to pitocin. I labored long and hard through the night and next morning. I achieved my goal of giving birth without pain meds and used the birthing tub. Once he was in place, I pushed for two hours and he arrived at 12:59pm on January, 9th weighing 6lbs. 8oz. and measuring 19 1/2 inches long. A announced ‘boy’ and he was placed my chest. I fell totally and completely in love. A love that grows deeper with each day.