IVF Round One: Let’s Skip to the End

So much has happened since the last time I posted, I’m not even really sure where to start. Logic, and Maria in “The Sound of Music,” might dictate that I start at the very beginning, but I’m a rebel so let’s start at the end. Obviously, IVF is a complicated process that begins with me starting birth control. I know what you’re thinking…it’s the same … Continue reading IVF Round One: Let’s Skip to the End

Infertility…and Finding an Adventure

I was sitting on the toilet in the bathroom, staring down into the abyss of stark white nothingness…again. I willed myself to see a second line. I crossed my eyes, I held up a light, and I even used the alabaster cabinets hanging above my head as a comparison. I probably looked like a crazy person, but I was years past caring about anything as … Continue reading Infertility…and Finding an Adventure

Moving on from Ariadne’s String: Infertility and Adventures

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” ~ Anna Quindlen Since beginning this blog over a year ago, I have had the amazing opportunity to do a lot of travelling. I’ve always enjoyed exploring new places, and returning to my favorite cities, but this year the experiences were so much different. My travels this year began with a … Continue reading Moving on from Ariadne’s String: Infertility and Adventures

Deciding on the Time to Begin IVF

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” ~Dr. Steve Maraboli Deciding to start IVF was not the first step on our new journey. A lot of  choices led to our decision. After some much needed vacation therapy in Europe this summer, IVF was the next logical step. Part of me wanted to dive in as soon as … Continue reading Deciding on the Time to Begin IVF

We Begin Again: Starting IVF

“And suddenly you just know…it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”  ~Meister Eckhart      I can still remember, when I was quite young, standing in the grocery store and reading magazine covers that talked about this celebrity or that celebrity undergoing IVF to have a baby. I definitely didn’t know what it was at the time, but I just have … Continue reading We Begin Again: Starting IVF

Healing

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life…….” Akshay Dubey  Things that were once really difficult for me seem to be getting easier lately.  For the first few years that we were trying to get pregnant, and especially once I was diagnosed with endometriosis and infertility, I had a really difficult time seeing pregnancy announcements. Don’t get … Continue reading Healing

Lularoe Fundraiser for Samantha & Mark’s IVF Procedure

“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” ~Ziad K. Abelnour I was so touched when my longtime friend, Sarah approached me about doing a Lularoe fundraiser for our IVF fund with her consultant, Loni Waltasti. I have known Sarah since I was in eighth grade…so almost 20 years…woah. We both acted at … Continue reading Lularoe Fundraiser for Samantha & Mark’s IVF Procedure