Friday, April 20, 2012


Hey, everyone, I'm Jessie and welcome to my little corner of the blogoverse!  DH and I have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, but we turned out to both be carriers of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).  Because of that, we're waiting to be able to have IVF with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).  What we're waiting on right now is the PGD lab creating the probe, which is what they compare each embryo against to see which ones would have SMA.  We're hoping to be able to start a cycle in June, after a LOT of insurance nightmares.

After a bit of a hiatus for me to get over pneumonia, this is going to be a busy ICLW!  NAIW starts on Sunday, and I'll be doing a blog post for Bloggers Unite at some point in the week.  I'm also participating in Advocacy Day on Wednesday, and I'm sure I'll be writing about that.  On Mondays (usually), I post a song that has touched me during the week.  I've also been posting a poem every day this month (except when I was too sick) for NaBloPoMo.  I've been posting all of my own work at this point, although none of it is new.  I'm also starting to participate in Mel's MFA Sunday School, so hopefully I will start creating new work again.  Maybe I'll even write more of the book I started many years ago.  Come along with me on the adventure and find out!


  1. Hi... here from ICLW :) We're also going through PGD... thinking of you for your upcoming cycle and have my FXd for you xo

    1. What do you need the PGD for? Are you doing it with a day 3 or day 5 biopsy? My doc is insisting on day 5, but we have no coverage for freezing, so we're doing day 5 biopsy and day 6 transfer.

  2. It is going to be a busy week. I'm going to also try and blog some for Resolve and get the word about Infertility out to my friends IRL.

    Right now we're on hold and waiting to begin IVF with my next full real cycle. (There's a long story there).

  3. This is my first ICLW and I am really looking forward to it.

  4. Tracey (TheFertilityDaily)4:14 PM

    Hi Jessie, I'm Tracey from The Fertility Daily blog and stopped by from ICLW. I hear ya about the busy NIAW! I'm trying to get the word out too, have a newsletter to publish, and also want to blog for RESOLVE and check in with Redbook's FB event on Thursday.

    I'm an IVF mom and I blog for my old IVF doctors to share my experiences. I hope that NIAW and ICLW will help me find new blogs to follow and to spread the word about their Free Micro-IVF contest that kicks off this week. Anyone interested can get the details this week on our blog or the Long Island IVF FB page.

    Good luck with your upcoming IVF and PGD. I'll check back to see how you make out!

  5. Hi Jessie,

    Here from ICLW - you sure are very busy this week! Wanted to wish you luck with IVF. :-)

    ICLW #22

  6. Here from ICLW- thanks for commenting on my post!

    June will be here before you know it- good luck with the upcoming IVF cycle and I hope that you don't have too many more insurance headaches!

  7. good luck with ivf, i hope you get lots of great embies!

  8. Anonymous7:52 PM

    Hi Jessie! I'm here from ICLW. Best of luck with IVF and the MFA Sunday School. Mel always has such cool ideas.