I promise, all caps were completely necessary for the title of this update. I seriously cannot tell you how excited I am that this day is finally here. This day represents years of hard work, weeks of phone calls, many, many notarized forms. Emails to and from Tim, the IVF Dept and my Repro Endo … Continue reading BASELINE DAY
Today is (almost) the day
As I type this I am taxiing on to a runway headed to DC on the first of four flights in my very near future. Today is the day! Almost... Tomorrow is actually the day. The first of four of the most important days of my pre-child life. Before go down that rabbit hole, I … Continue reading Today is (almost) the day
7 day update
Today marks 7 days since I started the birth control pills. If this confuses you, see previous posting for the details on this seemingly counter intuitive step. So far, I am feeling good! I have tolerated the hormones pretty well, though I did succumb to tears early Sunday morning after getting home from a very … Continue reading 7 day update
Did you say, “birth control”?
Wow, wow, wow! You guys, I have SO MUCH to update you about! It appears as though I took an accidental hiatus for a short time because so very much has been happening across many aspects of our lives. I'm really looking forward to updating y'all! Cycle UpdateI'll start with the reason many of you … Continue reading Did you say, “birth control”?
It’s a date
You may have noticed my marked radio silence of late. I felt that I didn't have much to report on and, as per usual, I have been crazy busy! However, I have come by to update you on some MAJOR movement in our pursuit of IVF. WE HAVE DATES!!!!! As outlined in my previous postings, … Continue reading It’s a date
DID YOU KNOW?! September is the month of my birth! Normally, I adore birthdays. I love to throw birthday parties, anyone that attended any of Tim's birthday parties in the last 4 years can certainly attest to that. His 35 taco fiesta is still my favorite so far. That brisket!! This year, however, birthdays are … Continue reading September, september
Since a TON of people have asked me various questions about IVF and the process, I thought I would break it down for you guys here and also highlight how my particular program is handling our procedure vs. how other programs may do it. Before I get in to all the nitty gritty of what … Continue reading IVF 101
Change of heart
So, Timehop gave me a true gem this week. Guys, CHECK THIS OUT: If I remember correctly, I sent this pic to my mom with the attached text: "Look at my barren uterus." Wow. Full stop. I mean, I remember this day so well! I was in such a dark place. At the time, I … Continue reading Change of heart
This week has sure been an exercise in mental health. And not an exercise in the metaphoric I'm-not-sure-I'm-gonna-make-it sense but in the more literal strength building, hitting the bags, lifting those mental weights to make you actually stronger exercises. I've encountered a recurring theme this past week. All of the well-wishers that reach out and … Continue reading Grace
BONUS: IVF Etiquette
By now you are, probably, well aware of my ineptitude of playing the waiting game. I know I'm supposed to post every Sunday, which I still plan on doing, but in support of my sanity, I think I'll also try to do a few in between posts (bonus postings!!) because I have been asked A … Continue reading BONUS: IVF Etiquette