Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Welcome to "Not The Path I Chose"!

Here's a little background, if this is your first time stopping by...

I'm Photogrl. M. is my husband, and we have a five year old, Miss O. We've been struggling to conceive #2 since September 2005. Along this path, I've been pregnant 5 times, but all have ended in some sort of loss, including an ectopic pregnancy that ruptured my left tube.

We're currently gearing up for "Operation: Give Miss O. A Sibling"!

I'm currently waiting on Aunt Flo, and will be starting my first IVF cycle sometime in August. We are very excited, scared, and a little overwhelmed. I've been working on losing some weight and preparing my body for this cycle since our last loss in April. So far, I've lost 16 pounds and try to work out at least 3 times a week.

So, pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable, and take a look around.


  1. Not that I don't already know you.... But wanted to stop by and say hi!!! :). Can't wait for your cycle to start!

  2. Dang! Good job with the 16 lbs! Way to go!!

  3. Way to go on the weight loss!!

  4. Congrats on the 16 pounds!!!
    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!

  5. Way to go on the 16 lbs!
    Thanks for posting the intro...and thank you for your continued support on my blog. :)

  6. Congrats on the weight loss; I'm trying to lose a few pounds too, but I find that working out is as much about staying sane as it is about losing weight!

  7. Best wishes for your first IVF cycle...I hope Miss O gets her sibling! PS: Great weight loss too!

  8. Good job at the weight loss and the very very very best for your IVF! Much love.


  9. Do you know it has been a year since I started following your story.

    I do hope that "Operation: Give Miss O. A Sibling" is a success. Yeah on the working out! You rock girl.

    HUGS IF sister. Thanks for the comment yesterday on my blog yesterday.

    Stopping by for an ICLW visit...
    No. 95: The Unfair Struggle (male-factor infertility, good friends, neighborhood rumblings)

  10. Stopping by for an ICLW. I hope Ms O gets her sibling!!! The first IVF cycle is always an experience. A lot of learning in a little time. Good luck!

  11. Happy ICLW!

    Good luck with your upcoming cycle! I'll be sending out prayers, love and peace to you and your family.