IVF Diary

IVF Day #1 (DOWN REGULATION Day 1)(6/20) – I’m excited and thrilled to get started. I was nervous this morning taking my first Lupron shot; but all in all it went well. I will see in a few days how my body starts to react. IVF Day #2 (6/21) – Woke up feeling great and blessed….

1st IUI

In December of 2017 we had finalized all of our blood-work, paperwork and were now eager to start preparations for our 1st IUI. As with IUI and IVF you have to wait until the first day of your cycle. You learn so much through this process that you can start calling yourself an expert…LOL. Acronyms…

2nd Trimester

I have been very busy and haven’t found enough time in the day to do anything lately. We are now in the process of putting the nursery together among other things.  But, let me get to the details of my 2nd trimester. Boy oh Boy! Everything that books, people, articles tell you about pregnancy in…

1st Trimester

It’s been awhile since I wrote a post.  I have been trying to bask in the glory and excitement of my lil bean. After all the rounds of fertility treatments I needed a mental break from it all and wanted to relax and enjoy my pregnancy. The first few weeks after we found out we…

OMG!! The cost of Meds, co-pays and everything else……

OMG! So I wasn’t totally surprised by the price tag of my medications but I also was hoping the cost would be less than expected. The pharmacist had called me to let me know that they were waiting to see what my insurance would cover. Being on different fertility forums, I had gained knowledge from…

My Heart Yearns for a Baby

This past Sunday we had family day at the Beach.  This is an annual event that we go to every year.  I will admit that this year I wasn’t looking forward to going because I knew there would be plenty of babies and I am also in the middle of my IVF schedule with lots…

Dealing with Different Stages of IVF

DISCLAIMER: These are my thoughts and experience. I am not a medical professional. Please seek help if you have thoughts of harming yourself. There are 5 stages to grief – Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. I have been through all of these stages during my Infertility and have circled back a few times to…

3rd & Final IUI

We took a 2 month break after our last IUI failed. My husbands sperm count was low on our 2nd IUI and our Doctor recommended that he see a Urologist. The Urologist found out that he has a varicocele, which is very common and treatable. A varicocele is when veins become enlarged inside your scrotum and…

Me

I chose to blog so that I can vent, let out my emotions and share my story. I choose not to reveal my identity because I am not ready to reveal the struggle my husband and I have with becoming parents. The hardest part to me in dealing with infertility is trying to handle the…

2nd IUI

My doctor told my husband and I that we could start our 2nd IUI immediately after the miscarriage and once my HCG level dropped to 0. It did, and so I was back to the blood draws, ultrasounds and Clomid. We were excited but also hesitant. I wasn’t sure how my body would respond now…