Monday, August 23, 2010

hair bows

Ella posed to show off her hair bows i made her. The photos are a bit blurry.

1st Pedi

I painted Ella's piggy's today=) And Meg and i went and got our very 1st pedi together.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Irish heirloom hankie

Irish heirloom Hankie

I'm a lacy hankie, as pretty as can be. With a wee bit of stiching, a bonnet has been made out of me.

I'll be worn home from the hospital or perhaps on my christening day, and then i'll be carefully pressed and enatly tucked away.

On the Wedding Day, i have been told, every well dressed Bride must have something old.

What would be more fitting than to find the treasured bonnet in a box sealed. A few stitches with ribbons snipped and a Wedding handkerchief is revealed.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Going to GIVF on Friday to introduce Ella to her makers
I spoke with MS this a.m. and they are just as excited as we are! All 3
docs that worked with me will be in the office as well as Nany G.
I am hopeing to get a photo of all of them together with El. I'm so
excited...it's like closure from this wild adventure=)

 Thought i'd post who Ella will be meeting=)
Stephen R. Lincoln, MD, FACOG is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Lincoln is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, including intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), non-surgical sperm aspiration, donor egg and advanced hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgical procedures.
In addition to his extensive experience in clinical practice, Dr. Lincoln is the author or co-author of over 30 book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles. He is a peer reviewer of articles for Fertility and Sterility, the monthly publication of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Dr. Lincoln lectures at numerous national medical and scientific meetings and review courses. He also has been interviewed by national and local media on various aspects of infertility treatment.
Dr. Lincoln graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1982 with a degree in biology. He completed his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1986. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at East Carolina University (1990) and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology (1992) at the University of Louisville.
Dr. Lincoln has served as a faculty member at three university medical schools: the University of Louisville, the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee at Memphis, where he was Director of Clinical Services of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and rose to the rank of Associate Professor before joining Genetics & IVF Institute in 1999. He is a member of several national professional organizations, including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Lincoln was named one of “America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists” by the Consumer Research Council of America in 2007 and 2008. He was honored as one of the “Best Doctors in America” by Best Doctors in 2008, featured in Northern Virginia magazine’s January 2009 list of “Best Doctors," and featured in Northern Virginia magazine’s February 2010 list of "Top-Rated Doctors."
Dr. Lincoln provides services in infertility, donor egg IVF, and family balancing.
 Laurence C. Udoff, MD, FACOG is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Udoff joined the Genetics & IVF Institute from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where in addition to maintaining a clinical practice, he was Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. During his tenure at the University of Maryland, Dr. Udoff was Director of the Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) program. He taught hundreds of students and residents. Prior to joining the Maryland faculty, Dr. Udoff practiced at the highly successful infertility program of The University of Utah School of Medicine, where he helped to establish the first PGD program in the Intermountain West.
Dr. Udoff’s special interests include PGD and methods to improve IVF outcomes. Dr. Udoff graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Delaware with a degree in Biology and received his medical degree from the University Of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Maryland. He completed one fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Maryland and another at the University of Utah.
He is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (full member), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society.
Dr. Udoff has been the author or co-author of numerous book chapters, abstracts and peer-reviewed articles on topics in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Udoff speaks frequently at meetings around the country and has appeared on local and national TV to discuss infertility. He was also featured in Northern Virginia magazine’s February 2010 list of "Top-Rated Doctors."
Dr. Udoff maintains his affiliation with the University of Maryland, where he serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor and shares his medical expertise with medical students and residents.
Dr. Udoff provides services in infertility, donor egg IVF, and family balancing including MicroSort IUIs. Dr. Udoff is also the lead physician on donor egg and egg vitrification.
 Ervin E. Jones, PhD, MD, HCLD, FACOG* is Senior Physician and Scientific Director. Dr. Jones is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Jones is former Professor and Director of the Assisted Reproduction & in vitro Fertilization Program at Yale University School of Medicine and former Associate Director of the Yale Fertility Center, New Haven, CT.
Dr. Jones earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, his MD from the University of California at Irvine and his PhD in Reproductive Physiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana. After completing his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, where he served as Chief Resident, Dr. Jones was a National Institutes of Health Post Doctoral Fellow in Reproductive Physiology at the University of California School of Medicine, Harbor – UCLA and a Mellon Foundation Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology at Yale, where later he also served as a professor and director of medical education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Jones has more than 25 years of experience in teaching and in the practice of reproductive endocrinology, infertility and assisted reproduction. He has authored over 170 publications, including book chapters and abstracts. He has received numerous awards, including the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology teaching award, the National Medical Association’s Distinguished Physician, Teacher and Scholar award and the Dean’s Medical Education Farr prize,Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Jones’s expertise extends beyond teaching and medical practice – he is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Bioanalysts and a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) in Embryology,Andrology and Endocrinology. Dr. Jones has served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for NIH/NICHD Collaborative Programs in Reproductive Biology.
Dr. Jones is a member of numerous medical societies, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the National Medical Association and American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Named as one of “America’s Top Docs” by Ladies Home Journal, Dr. Jones was honored as one of America’s Leading Physicians by Black Enterprise magazine. In 2000, he was awarded an honorary Master of Arts Privatim by Yale University. He was also featured in Northern Virginia magazine’s February 2010 list of "Top-Rated Doctors."
Dr. Jones provides services in infertility, donor egg IVF, and family balancing including MicroSort IUIs. Dr. Jones is also the lead physician on MicroSort IUIs.