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Callie Patient Expert

I'm 37 years old and have come to learn (much to my chagrin) that babymaking isn't quite as easy as my Grade 6 health teacher made it out to be. Since we're all more than just infertility, I'm also a lover of my husband, my family including an amazing niece and nephew, musical theatre, and... Full Bio
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Amber (or should it be Red) Alert by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health AF is missing.  I’m now at CD36, which is crazy as prior to all this IF stuff the one thing you could say about me is that I was regular as hell.  (A fact which apparent ... Read on »
Amber (or should it be Red) Alert by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health AF is missing.  I’m now at CD36, which is crazy as prior to all this IF stuff the one thing you could say about me is that I was regular as hell.  (A fact which apparent ... Read on »
Another Milestone by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So, my last post garnered me my first Comment Hater along with another milestone – the first time anyone condemningly said “why don’t you just adopt.”  (BTW, according t ... Read on »
Beta: Negative by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health LG & I: crushed Filed under: IVF #2 | 4 Comments » LG & I: crushed Read on »
Beyond What to Expect – Part I by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I am so touched by the small but incredibly appreciated group of people who follow my story.  I knew that I had dropped off the radar with nary a word and thought about ... Read on »
Beyond What to Expect – Part II by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Picking up from yesterday… Once the physical symptoms finally started to abate, it was time for the first trimester screening.  Before I go into that…a little context ... Read on »
Beyond What to Expect – Part I by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I am so touched by the small but incredibly appreciated group of people who follow my story.  I knew that I had dropped off the radar with nary a word and thought about ... Read on »
Beyond What to Expect – Part II by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Picking up from yesterday… Once the physical symptoms finally started to abate, it was time for the first trimester screening.  Before I go into that…a little context ... Read on »
Breaking up with Facebook by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Despite the fact that if I successfully fall pregnant I will qualify for the Advanced Maternal Age sticker (where’s my discount at Denny’s?), I joined the ranks of Faceb ... Read on »
Brought out of Hiding by Neil Patrick Harris by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So, true confessions time.  I’ve been a horrible blogette as of late.   I’ve even fallen behind on reading and commenting although I’m starting to get back into the swin ... Read on »
Brought out of Hiding by Neil Patrick Harris by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So, true confessions time.  I’ve been a horrible blogette as of late.   I’ve even fallen behind on reading and commenting although I’m starting to get back into the swin ... Read on »
Cautiously Optimistic by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health We went in bright and early for our transfer this morning.  We were quite nervous as we weren’t given any information about the condition of our embryos when they called ... Read on »
Changing Tides by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So, um….seems I’m pregnant. LG and I have been living in a bit of a fog for several days as the news sinks in, which is why this post is slow in coming (and scattered). ... Read on »
Changing Tides by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health So, um….seems I’m pregnant. LG and I have been living in a bit of a fog for several days as the news sinks in, which is why this post is slow in coming (and scattered). ... Read on »
Connections by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health First, my thanks to everyone who’s stopped by and left a comment for ICLW. I’m so enjoying welcoming new people here and finding new stories to follow. Making some of th ... Read on »
Connections by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health First, my thanks to everyone who’s stopped by and left a comment for ICLW. I’m so enjoying welcoming new people here and finding new stories to follow. Making some of th ... Read on »
Expectations by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Thought I’d start with a couple of random updates before I get to what’s really been on my mind as of late: LG and I went to the acupuncture info meeting on Monday. ... Read on »
Expectations by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Thought I’d start with a couple of random updates before I get to what’s really been on my mind as of late: LG and I went to the acupuncture info meeting on Monday. ... Read on »
Favorite Things by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health LG’s favorite word is “hamsters”.  Not clear why (although let’s be honest — it is kind of a funny word), but he enjoys throwing the word out at random moments.  Tonight ... Read on »
Getting Answers by Callie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health I can definitively say that this past Friday through Monday were the worst 4 days of my life.  Armed with the diagnosis of rhabdomyoma that we had been given on Friday ... Read on »