Photography by Nicole Leone Miller http://www.nicoleleonemiller.com

Everyone has this “idea” of what their delivery or birth story should be. As a women you are told to create a birth plan. Originally I had every intention of doing a water birth. My delivery would be laid back and in a room full of love with my husband, mom and mother in law. Although I didnt get my water birth, my delivery room was very mellow and there was more love in that small room than our hearts could handle.

In my last post I shared that at 35 weeks, February 8, I was admitted into high risk…


Photography by Nicole Leone Miller http://www.nicoleleonemiller.com

The last time I blogged, leaves were starting to change and the heat of summer was coming to an end. We were pregnant! The pain and bruises, all the heartache we had experienced from fertility, finally disappeared. It was just apart of our amazing story.

I’m so sorry for abandoning my blog over the past 6 months. After some special request, Im going to give everyone a look into mommy life. Lets do a quick over view...

Nick and I found out early September that we were going to be blessed with a baby boy. To say we were excited…


Over the past two weeks we have been closing doors. I never imagined that when our treatment came to an end it would be so emotional.

Two weeks ago we had our last visit with Dr Jain and all the amazing staff at RGI. I never imagined I would be so sad to leave. It was actually heartbreaking. Nick knows me better than I know myself. As we were walking out the doors for the last time, he looked at me said,” are you going to cry?!” I looked up and started balling. It was bitter sweet. I truly love…


First, let me start by saying I am so sorry!!! I have left everyone out in the dust wondering what happened after our transfer. Like I said in my last post, I needed time off. Time to process everything we just experienced. Our life was consumed for months with doubt and fear but also excitment. We went from being told a baby wasnt an option with out an egg donor to beating all odds and successfully transferring our own embryo through IVF. God works is mysterious ways!

If there is one thing infertility has taught me, it is patience. Something…


Our strongest little embie is home and snuggled into my uterus. We are so thrilled to finally be in this part of the IVF process. Our FET(frozen embryo transfer)went great.

Today was perfect! The procedure was nothing like I thought it would be. The hardest part was having a full bladder for the transfer. The procedure room was so laid back and full of laughs. I’m sure me being on valuim made everything seem a little more funny. It’s hard to not have our hopes up after this transfer went so smooth.

Nick and I will continue this journey day…


Finally!! The time has come, We are preparing to bring home one of our little embies! Only 4 more day!! Thursday June 23, Nick and I will go in for our transfer. I will come home that day with one of our embies and pray that over the next week it falls in love with its new home and sticks!

This past month has been a little on the quite end with fertility. So blogging has been more difficult. I have been taking a lot of estrogen to prepare my uterine lining for the transfer. Other than that, the past…


After a much deserved break from injections, medication and bloating, I am back in the fertility playing field! Today was my first ultrasound and blood work since the retrieval. So far, so good!

It always surprises me when my doctor advises me to take Birth control. It sounds so backwards.. Why take birth control when you want to be pregnant? It took me until now to understand the concept. I still second guess the pill every time I take it… I have offically now taken 3 birth control pills, and apparently that was all I needed to help calm down…


Today was a great day! After all the ups and downs we have experienced with our IVF cycle, we are finally done with one chapter. As of today, we now have 4 beautiful frozen embies!! I could not be any more trilled!! These little embies have overcome many odds. I know they are fighters and must be stubborn just like Nick and I.

Saturday, we recieved the 3 day call. This is when we were expecting to freeze all embryos. The embryologist explained to us that 4 out of the 5 were doing great and they would like to push…


The retrieval went better than we could have dreamed. In 48 hours, I have felt so many different emotions. I went from possibly canceling retrieval, to having the retrieval, and then retrieving 16 eggs. With the high progesterone, we knew there were risks in doing the retrieval. Canceling cycle and posisbly not getting my ovaries to respond this way next month, In my eyes, was a higher risk. Yesterday after the procedure, I spent the day recovering. I wasn’t in pain, just uncomfortable. The bloating is awful! Today I’m still not feeling the best. Mentally, Im ready to go shopping…


Today has been the most trying day since starting fertility treatment. After my appointment this morning, It was looking like the whole cycle would be canceled. I was devastated! My whole morning feels like a blur. When Dr Jain walked into the room and started to explain why we may be canceling this cycle, I started to block out what was being said because I was more focused on holding back tears in a room full of nurses and my doctor. I didn’t understand how my body could have responded so well to treatment, but now because of my progesterone…

Hollie Jones

Just a girl living in Ohio who achieved her dreams of becoming a mommy through IVF

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