February 1, 2016. 11dp5dt. This was test day and I had never been more scared for something in my life. Leading up to the day I had experienced some cramping, and a “lightning bolt” stab of pain in my uterus the day after transfer. I had also hit a blood vessel in my stomach when… Continue reading IVF #2 – Test Day
Transfer day was Thursday, January 21, 2016. We went into the day super excited, and I was especially excited for a four day weekend of binging on Netflix and napping. We would be transferring one embryo at 10:45 am and 11 days later our pregnancy test was scheduled. This time Nick came with me, there… Continue reading Happy Transfer Day! NOT.
It is with great joy, but also with a heavy heart, that we announced to the world that we are pregnant with not one, but two miracle babies! Joy because it is finally our turn to have a family. Joy because we have seen two lines, heard our baby’s heartbeats and allowed ourselves to look… Continue reading There can be miracles, when you believe…
If you are traveling the road of infertility and are involved with any of the several online TTC forums, you have probably seen your share of women posting images of their sock adorned feet, before or after a procedure. When I first began browsing these forums, I myself wondered, “What the heck is up with… Continue reading What’s with the socks?
As I reflect upon my first IVF cycle this past October, and dealing with the negative results, I feel that it is important to share with you how I was able to move past the grief and hurt. Though I am still grieving the loss of those two beautiful embryos today, I am stronger and… Continue reading Moving on after a failed IVF cycle
Over the past 15+ months, I have done some pretty nutty things while trying to conceive. Unfortunately for me, none of them have worked (yet) but I have heard some amazing success stories about most of them. When you are facing infertility, you will do anything (ANYTHING) short of making a deal with the devil… Continue reading Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t
In the spirit of the New Year, I thought I would compile a list of things that 2015 taught me. I hope some of you find these helpful if faced with a similar journey. I am not alone in this. 1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility. That statistic was astounding to me! I know… Continue reading 2015 TTC Lessons Learned
This past Tuesday I underwent a procedure called a hysteroscopy. A hysteroscopy is a way for the doctor to look inside of your uterus, and provides a better “picture” than an ultrasound. A small viewing tool called a hysteroscope guided into the uterus through the cervix and is used to check the uterine lining and… Continue reading “Home Inspection” aka Hysteroscopy
The past two weeks have been rough for me. I haven’t slept well at all, and my days have been filled with mini panic attacks, headaches, hot flashes and more. I lie awake at night, extremely exhausted yet extremely alert. My days feel normal but as soon as my head hits the pillow I can’t… Continue reading Sleep is for the birds
A letter to my future child: If you are reading this letter, that means you are ours. 100 percent totally and completely our child. I am not sure how you got here, but you are ours. Perhaps you were the result of IVF #2 or #3. Or maybe you are the product of an… Continue reading A letter to my future child…