FET #1

Let’s do the Time Warp again! Welcome to the fourth installment of my new blog hop/writing exercise called Time Warp Tuesday here on Four of a Kind! In case you missed my original post about this, here is the background of how and why I came up with the idea. If you are here to participate and link […]


Not long before I started this blog four years ago, I joined a “cycle buddy” group in the IVF Connections (IVFC) discussion forums. We were a group of women most of whom (if not all) were trying IVF for the first time. Some of us were struggling with secondary infertility and already had living children […]


Last year’s news

by Kathy on October 22, 2008 · 2 comments

in Bob, FET #1, Godparents, Healing, Loss, Molly, Sean

One year ago today we got the news that our first frozen embryo transfer (FET) was successful and that we were pregnant. I had been excited and anxious all day waiting to find out if our “overachieving embryo” had stuck. I posted here on my blog a number of times to help settle my nerves. […]


We remember.

by Kathy on October 11, 2008 · 4 comments

in Bob, FET #1, Healing, Loss, Molly, Sean

One year ago today our Molly-girl, a.k.a. our over achieving embryo, was transferred into my uterus, soon after which she successfully implanted herself and settled in for the long haul. I don’t have a lot to share as I reflect on the anniversary of the embryo transfer that grew into our daughter, however I also […]


Molly Marie Benson, April 17, 2008

by Kathy on April 17, 2008 · 55 comments

in Bob, CHD, FET #1, Loss, Molly, Sean

Dear Friends, This update is being written by Jacquie & Kevin, Kathy’s parents and Megan, Kathy’s sister and Molly’s godmother. Kathy is recovering at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. Kathy and Bob arrived at the hospital for the C-section at 7:30 a.m. Arriving later were: Sean, their son, brought by Kevin & Jacquie and Megan; […]


Good morning! I am sorry that I did not get a chance to update here yesterday. It was a long day, but I feel like a lot was accomplished in preparation for the days and weeks to come (especially for the time after my c-section, when I will be recovering). At our appointment with our […]