Posted by: DD | May 31, 2007

no. 454 – Birth Day

Taking a break from my break to announce  a special birthday.

Some of you remember Suzanne from Palatial Squalor? She had a blog some time ago which documented her infertility-sentence including several IUIs, a couple of IVFs and eventually Donor Egg. We went through our IVFs at the same time, at the same clinic. We both lost our pregnancies from IVF #1 within weeks of each other. We went to the same loon of an acupuncturist. Ahhhh, the memories.

After she got pregnant with the donor egg cycle she decided to shut down her blog (hence, no link), but we had many email exchanges over that time. She made me laugh out loud at her stories and observations on life in general. Here is just one blurb that occasionally runs through my head in the middle of the day and makes me smile:

My mother in law sent us an email the other day wanting to know if we were ready for the baby and warning us that having a baby was going to be a drastic change to our lifestyle.  Oh really???  Wow, there’s some profound insight, thanks.  I felt like telling her that it would not in fact impact our lifestyle as I’m pretty sure that tiny toddler hands are excellent for packing the bong and mixing martinis. 

Damn, I miss her writing…

So anyway, in the wee morning hours on May 30th, Suzanne gave birth to her little girl, E. I received an email from her husband announcing the time and method, and that both his girls were doing very well, but he didn’t give the all important statistical data: weight and height.

Judging by the pictures, I’d say she’s came in close to the suspected weight of 8lbs plus. Since Suzanne is a petite woman with a marathon runner’s body, I can only imagine that the eventual c-section was a blessing.

Congratulations, Suzanne and T. on the arrival of your beautiful daughter.



  1. If you get a chance to talk to her, please give Suzanne my heartfelt congrats & best wishes.

  2. Send my good wishes too! I am SOOOO happy for her.

  3. Congratulations Suzanne! So happy for you!

  4. Big congrats to Suzanne! Welcome to the world, Miss E.

  5. Congratulations Suzanne & Mr. Palatial Squalor and new baby E!!! Welcome to the world!

  6. It’s so lovely to hear about happy endings/beginnings after IF. Thanks for sharing her story.

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