Birth story haikus!

Baby #6, ready for football season.

I still haven’t found the hundreds of hours I’d need to chronicle the entire saga of the pregnancy, birth, and NICU stay of baby #6, and I have no idea when I will, so that means it’s time to do some birth story haikus! It’s been over two years since the last round, so… [Continue Reading]

Coming home


Great news: The baby is on track to come home late Thursday night! We’re thrilled. We still don’t understand what caused the tearing in his lungs when he was first born; the doctors think it was either underdeveloped lungs (which would be weird since we induced past the 38 week mark) or pneumonia or both…. [Continue Reading]

Prayers for baby


Our sweet little baby Joseph Thomas arrived yesterday The Feast of the Annunciation 7 lbs. 4 oz., 19 inches long Unfortunately, he has some breathing problems (unrelated to my medical issues) that mean that he requires NICU care, and is now being transferred to a NICU at a different hospital with better facilities. Even unfortunately,… [Continue Reading]

Fun stuff to read while I get stabbed in the neck

I finally talked to the doctor who’s going to do The Insane-O Vein Procedure. Here’s how that went: Doctor: Tell me a bit about your history with clotting. Me: [I tell him about my genetic clotting disorder (Factor II, homozygous), how it’s exacerbated by pregnancy, how I had a deep vein thrombosis in 2006, how… [Continue Reading]

Update from the hospital

Hi, everyone! As you may have heard, on Wednesday I was diagnosed with pulmonary embolisms. I was hospitalized and released last night, but am unfortunately back in the hospital now, with no idea when I’ll be released this time. Joe and I both wanted to apologize that we haven’t replied to many of the kind notes… [Continue Reading]