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06 October 2007



Beautiful. See you over there on the other side.


OH my goodness. I feel like I just reached the last page of a really good book. I've been addicted to your blog since I found it back in April. I'm due with my first child in November and am so glad to hear that everything is going so well for you and your family. Good luck!


I'm getting all teary.

Congratulations on your gorgeous babies. I will be reading on your other site from now on.


Damn...you've made me cry again!

I wondered if you would blend the two sites once the babies arrived. I'm sure it will be much easier to keep up with 1 site than 2. Though I imagine the 1 site will be more than enough to manage :)

I'll following you on over yonder from now on. I'll update my bookmarks and be more than happy to walk this new path with you.

God Bless~


Congrats again. And what a wonderful wording of what you have been through ... I have only been here through the end of this part of your journey - but I love your honesty ... your strength ... and I look forward to reading about the next stage of your journey. Thank you for sharing this... and for continuing to share.

Motel Manager

Beautiful post! I will definitely be following your adventures on your other blog, and congrats on your babies!


I'm still with my journey but I want to hear about the babies and you and your journey through motherhood..i'll see you on the other page :) You are a beautiful person and I want to say Thank you for your blog and I want you to know that it has helped me through my own failed ivf's. Congrats on your babies!!!!


Congratulations! I'm so happy to hear that you've reached your destination and now the next phase of your life can begin.


Dear Vanessa, a thousand congratulations on the birth of your beautiful children. I'm so, so glad your long ordeal has ended in such perfect joy. I'll be reading your other site from now on, and sending you and your family my warmest wishes for a happy life together.


happiness....I'll follow you anywhere you write buddy! Here's to ending this journey and beginning another one.

Lut C.

I'm so glad to put you in the 'arrived' section of my blog roll!


I have loved being allowed into this part of your life. Thank you for sharing it.

I'm going to update my feed reader now.


I don't think you can get rid of me that easily - and I truly love the tone of this post. As I love you - honestly...


(am I allowed to know their real names??)


I laughed, I cried, I had a great time. I have been following you for over a year- I went through my first IVF at about the same time as your 5th. Your experiences were encouraging and supporting when I didn't know who or how to talk about what I was going through. I miscarried a month after you did. And I crazily got pregnant 3 weeks before you did. So i feel connected. Needless to say I am so extraordinarily happy for you, A and the lemonheads. I wish you nothing but blessings and a long loving life! I am due in 10 days and hope my baby story ends/begins as beautifully as yours has.
Love and happiness!


Well, you've got one hell of a birth story on that other blog of yours. Glad you're finding it all worthwhile.



Congratulation, I have been with you since the beginning of the year and it is so amazing that you now have your children, they are real. I am still on the benches starting IVF#3 and I can only hope. Good luck to you and your family.


I am so insanely happy for you that this part of the journey is over and your beautiful children have joined the world.


Vanessa, I am so happy that you finally got to write this post. It has been a pleasure sharing our twin pregnancies together, and I hope to continue reading about the journey to come on your other site.

Best wishes!


Dear God, please tell me you'll keep posting about the twins, if not -- what will I do without you???

You blazed this trail and now I'm hooked, I read to see what's in store and to laugh hysterically and to consider things in a new light..and since we live too far apart to get together in person, I simply must have my Vanessa fixes.

And so much love and congrats on the arrival of Nick & Nora - YIPPEEE!!!


Hi -- Congratulations on the birth of your beauties, Vanessa!!! I just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed reading your blog since March -- the first blog I've ever really followed -- and I'm glad to know that you, your babies and the rest of the family are recovering nicely postpartum. It has been a joy to read about your ups and downs and victorious triumphs! When I began my own journey toward motherhood this past year, I hadn't realized that I would feel such a deep affinity with the infertility community, but I do. Maybe that is the beauty of all of this, our expanding solidarities with one another. I suppose I should more properly be considered "subfertile" since the mild intervention I took to get pregnant (thyroid hormone replacement therapy)worked for us in five months. At age 39, I was anxious for things to work out quickly, as all of us seem to be. The nuchal translucency and blood screening scores looked encouraging enough early on in the pregnancy that we decided to forego CVS and amnio, and at 34 weeks, I generally continue to be one of those annoyingly symptom-free pregnant women. But, we have learned that the placenta is placed less than perfectly, which may result in a c-section and even a hysterectomy at the birth, if things do not go well. And, the 30th week ultrasound revealed potential brain abnormalities in the fetus since the head circumference lagged so far behind standard dates and the other measurements of the fetus itself. After a terrifying MRI, more blood work and specialist requests for an amnio and bimonthly ultrasounds (which I've since refused since there's nothing they can do about anything anyway), my husband and I are shaken in ways we have never been before. We still don't know for certain how it will all work out -- there is some possibility that the baby will be born normal, or it may be a special needs child. So, my horizon of solidarity has recently extended to children with developmental difficulties and those families supporting special needs children. However things work out for our child, this newfound compassion, like my emphathy with all of those struggling to conceive, feels like a permanent part of me.

Thanks for letting us all be a part of your journey, Vanessa, and best of wishes to you and your family,



What a beautiful closing. I've lurked on your other site for a while but wasn't sure if I should comment. I'll be sure to visit and maybe even stop the lurking.


I'll be glad to see you on the other side. It must be wonderful to get off this ride, to boot.

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