Are You Going to Have Any More?

Are You Going to Have Any More? My stomach was suddenly in knots. My brain started swirling through all of the horrible things we had been through just to get one. I was just bragging about my perfect 2 year old toddler and showed off her picture. Then she asked so innocently and with loadsContinue reading “Are You Going to Have Any More?”

Ovarian Stimulation Phase

Ovarian Stimulation Phase… What a strange feeling this was. Everyone talks about the injections and being scared of the needles. I had NO PROBLEMS AT ALL with this. I did most of the shots myself while my husband stood by my side. I liked being in control and knowing exactly when I would feel theContinue reading “Ovarian Stimulation Phase”

What to Expect During IVF

What to Expect During IVF…. Overwhelming much?! You can read more about our first official office visit here. It was IVF time! I so clearly remember hearing everything the nurse was saying, but then panicking…it went right in one ear and out of the other. I remember nodding my head and saying “yes, ok, uhContinue reading “What to Expect During IVF”

Find Your Escape, Find Your Distraction

Find Your Escape, Find Your Distraction… It’s easy to get wrapped up in the negativity of all things IVF. It’s easy to think that the universe is against you in every way. For me, it seemed like it was one bad thing after another. We were on this insane emotional rollercoaster. We couldn’t catch aContinue reading “Find Your Escape, Find Your Distraction”

I Know Someone Who…

I Know Someone Who…. I can’t even tell you how many times during our IVF Journey I’ve heard people tell me that their friend of a friend of a friend who tried to get pregnant for a few months went on vacation….. and then they came home and found out they were pregnant! WOW! It’sContinue reading “I Know Someone Who…”

The Money Question

How do you even begin to wrap your head around the outstanding costs associated with IVF? That extreme overwhelming feeling that there is no way in hell you can possibly ever afford to have a baby is intense. It took us 10 years to decide whether or not to jump in. I am SO GLADContinue reading “The Money Question”

The Endometrial Scratch (AKA Endometrial Biopsy)

I was so nervous when I arrived at my clinic. I had to leave my place at 6am to get there by 7am. I ate a PopTart and took 3 Advil to prepare for the scratch. From all that I’ve read, I heard that it would hurt. My RE warned me that it will beContinue reading “The Endometrial Scratch (AKA Endometrial Biopsy)”

My HIDEOUS IVF Egg Collection Recovery

Warning: My recovery was NOT pretty. After the egg collection, I was woozy for a bit and I was ready to get home. I got dressed and the nurse wheeled me down to the car. I was told to drink TONS of Gatorade and to eat a lot of protein and salt. They said IContinue reading “My HIDEOUS IVF Egg Collection Recovery”

IVF Time!

Well, here we go! I’m about to dive into our IVF journey. My Reproductive Endocrinologist is awesome. Before we started IVF, she thoroughly explained everything about what was going to happen with us. She even showed us an in-depth Powerpoint presentation. I need visuals and I felt better about the whole process. The office visit:Continue reading “IVF Time!”