Thursday, April 27, 2006


Today, Holly and Sarah's baby, Alethea, was born! (refer to a previous entry titled A VEGAN BABY FOR A VEGAN COUPLE)

Alethea, aka "Thea", weighed in at nearly nine pounds and is 21 inches long! She's just beautiful... see?

Sarah and Holly won't get to bring Thea home until tomorrow, after all of the papers have been signed and witnessed at the hospital with the lawyer present. Until then, we're all very excited (and a little nervous, too!).

Thursday, April 13, 2006


We saw our doctor yesterday afternoon to discuss with him different options for testing and what we can do to make sure everything is working as it should. We inquired about putting Rachel on Metformin, a medication she's taken before, which he thought was a good idea. He said it couldn't hurt and that if anything, it would ensure a quality egg next time she ovulates. So, we got a script for that. Additionally, he's going to do an ultrasound next time she's nearing ovulation, which will be followed up by some sort of shot to induce ovulation. When all of that is done, we'll go in the following morning for insemination. It's sounds bad, but really it's not much and we feel good about it because then we can at least say we did all we could.

Only thing is, the Metformin has to work it's magic for a month, so we can't try again until May. While that is a little disappointing, it's for the best and ultimately, May would be the best time to get pregnant anyway.

So, now we have a plan that we feel really good about and we're looking forward to continuing the process.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Well, our "first try" didn't work. We've been pretty upset and disappointed, but we realize a lot of folks don't get pregnant the first time and we're okay with that. We'd just hoped it would work, but it's okay that it didn't and we'll try again.

We're going to see our OBGYN this afternoon to discuss possibly doing some bloodwork and ovulation tests, just to make sure that everything is working like it should. We're just afraid that if we don't, we'll continue to exhaust all of our resources (and emotions!) "trying" time and time again.

More coming soon...