And just like that, we have a three year old

I don’t even know how to start this post.  It’s like I don’t want him to grow up but at the same time I am completely and utterly amazed at how he’s growing and learning.  My sweet little miracle is THREE.  Let me repeat.  My little ball of energy, crazy, curious, lover of all things educational, master of cuddling, and funniest kid I know is THREE.  WHY DID I BLINK?!

Let me tell you a little bit about this child.  He was our last chance.  He was our “secret agent” that we didn’t want anyone to know about when we decided to look fate in the eye and chance that very last frozen embryo.  We didn’t want anyone else to bear the burden of sadness if it didn’t happen.  And here we are, with this amazing little boy who continues to blow my mind each day with his kind heart and thirst for knowledge.  He saved me.

He’s grown up so much over the last three years and it leaves me both elated and saddened that my little baby is growing.  Last week he had his first nightmare and woke me up to a blood curdling scream.  I let him lay in my bed after that event and I found out that his head still fits perfectly nuzzled in my neck as I comforted him back to sleep.  That will forever be his spot.

The birthday boy chose to spend his special day going to his favorite stores instead of an indoor playground but I don’t mind!  I can’t think of any other way to spend his birthday than with a special day with just us and then dinner and cake at grandma’s house, the one who has been the biggest cheerleader for his arrival since day one of all our treatments.

Happy Birthday my perfect little man.  Mommy, Daddy, and your angel brothers love you so much.

Joey’s very first picture, a hatching perfect blastocyst:

Baby Joey Embryo

Love at first sight:


Mr. ONE-derful


There’s no one on earth who is two-er than you!


You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!

Joey Turns 3






Joey and Mommy

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the Universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

                                                                           – Steven Hawking