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Katie Patient Expert

My name is Katie. I am a SAHM to a wonderful little boy, who is our dream-come-true after several miscarriages and several ART cycles.
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Covered In Kid by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I want to make sure I keep this space somewhat current.  I am not sure how many readers are left, beyond the loyal few, but I also know that when I was dragging myself throu ... Read on »
Wow, 2014!!! by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So, once again, it has been awhile. I feel as if I start every blog update that way.  Perhaps because I DO.  Updates, galore, are due. ANDREW Andrew started wal ... Read on »
Neglected by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Oh, my poor little blog.  Once, this place was my lifeline.  I couldn't imagine visiting and writing here every single day.  I couldn't imagine what my life would be like wi ... Read on »
Amazing Adventure by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility When your children are little, those whose children have grown are fond of telling you that these are the best days of your life and to enjoy them, because they go so fast.  ... Read on »
For Rebecca by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Her 13 week NST ultrasound (after four ultrasounds showing two babies with perfect measurements and perfect heartbeats) showed one perfect baby and one baby that died. Sh ... Read on »
Another Long Overdue Update by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Seems that once a month is about all I can handle with posting these days.  I think about all of you often, and check on all of my sweet bloggy friends as often as I can.  A ... Read on »
Time Flies by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Wow.  It has been so long since my last update.  As has become my habit as of late, I have very good intentions of sitting down to blog.  But once all three kiddos are final ... Read on »
I Promise, I Do Remember I Have A Blog by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Time seems to speed up each and every day. When I think about the fact that Drew will be FIVE months old next week, it truly boggles my mind. Three kids is every bit a ... Read on »
Andrew's Birth Story by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Well, here it is, better late than never!  I have been writing this in bits and pieces in stolen moments over the course of the last four months.  There are a lot of details ... Read on »
Oh, You Guys by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Oh, you guys. Baby number three?  It threw me for a LOOP. Andrew is amazing.  Simply and wonderfully amazing.  He makes my life feel complete.  He is a chunk of happin ... Read on »
Thank Goodness by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We learned two things for certain yesterday:  Drew does have a murmur.  But it is benign.  No further testing is needed at this point.  He will not need surgery or any medic ... Read on »
Tis the Season by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yesterday I had Drew's two month well-baby exam.  I expected the usual rigamarole of weigh in, "baby looks great", and vaccines.  The vaccines were my biggest worry. It s ... Read on »
Christmas Magic by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I can't believe that it has been a few weeks since my last post. . . it seems like I just put that up  there! I have started a few posts here and there, but have never ha ... Read on »
Keeping Up by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Well. I am not gonna lie. The transition from two to three kids was pretty intense.  I'd say the first month was the hardest in terms of just getting through each day. ... Read on »
Grapefruit Seed Extract Triumphs Over the Beast by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I HATE nystatin.  Most specifically, I detest oral nystatin. I have had three babies and all three have had thrush (yeast in the mouth) and therefore I have gotten thrush ... Read on »
Then and Now by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility First off, thank you for the kind comments left last week to my "Just Me" post.  That was me being pretty vulnerable and admitting that this transition period has been a bit ... Read on »
Just Me by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I realize some of these entries (or maybe all of them?) are a little down. I guess I could come here and write a sunshine and lollipops entry about how wonderful life wit ... Read on »
Love Me Some Snake Oil by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Okay, so two nights in, and I am loving the bed.  He seems really comfortable in it and I love the fact that he seems to be sleeping a tiny bit better. Another four hour str ... Read on »
Coincidence? by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last evening was rough.  Drew did not want to go to bed.  He finally did go down at 11:00 and woke up again at 12:45.  So much for the "magic bed," I harrumphed as I fell ba ... Read on »
Too Tired For A Clever Title by Katie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So it was inevitable that Emma would get sick next.  And boy, is she sick.  This sickness is awful.  It is three days of absolutely MISERABLE kiddo.  I am talking will not e ... Read on »