Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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The Twelfth Hour

This is why I am a half full kind of gal. If you read my last entry you can see I was tipping towards the empty side. Then an hour ago I got a phone call from Tom's doctor.

Now this doesn't change anything about our IVF cycle. But the results from yesterday's semen amalysis are in. His count has gone up multiplied by four. They think the meds he is on for Addison's are working. Well atleast in regards to this aspect of his endocrine system. We will still proceed with IVF but this may change whether we do ISCI or not. It improves the chances that on the day of retrieval they will get enough good sperm. It means that if his count keeps improving some day after this first baby maybe we can conceive future children naturally.

Tom couldn't understand why I was crying. But I was so happy to get a phone call that was finally good news. It means that there is hope. Hope when mine started to waver.

PS This is my 200th entry!

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