Living a Different Dream for 2017

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” ~Susan Sontag My husband and I have spent over three years trying to get pregnant. Three years waiting for two lines to appear, instead of just one; three years waiting to become a family; three years waiting for our life to begin again. We have put everything on hold in our quest to become parents, and … Continue reading Living a Different Dream for 2017

Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Four

“It is important to remember that we all have magic inside us.” ~J.K. Rowling  I didn’t sleep well the night before my latest IUI. I tossed and turned quite a bit while trying to fall asleep, and woke up multiple time during the night. I didn’t feel anxious, but it’s probably fair to say that I was nervous. It’s so difficult to stay one hundred … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Four

Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Four – Ultrasound

“And if you were to ask me After all that we’ve been through Still believe in magic Oh yes I do!” ~Coldplay     Just when I think I’m ready to throw in the towel and give up completely on the whole optimism thing, something happens that gets me excited again about the possibility of conceiving. Monday, I was DONE with this whole process. I was … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Four – Ultrasound

Our Infertility Story: Another Disappoinment (IUI Round Three)

“It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn’t have something in the first place. I guess that’s what disappointment is- a sense of loss for something you never had.” ~Deb Caletti, The Nature of Jade My last post was at 10dpiui, and sort of signaled the end of my hopes for pregnancy that cycle. I wish I … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: Another Disappoinment (IUI Round Three)

Schrödinger’s Uterus

“The Two Week Wait: The human version of Schrödinger’s Cat.” ~Unknown (Some E Cards) Schrödinger’s cat is what is considered to be a “thought experiment,” sometimes called a paradox. The experiment was created by Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, and illustrates a scenario in which a cat can be thought to be both alive and dead, simultaneously. Basically, if a cat is placed in a box … Continue reading Schrödinger’s Uterus

Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Three

“Something has changed within me Something is not the same I’m through with playing by the rules Of someone else’s game Too late for second-guessing Too late to go back to sleep It’s time to trust my instincts Close my eyes and leap!” ~Wicked: Stephen Schwartz   I’m not sure what changed, or when the change occurred exactly, but I am not the same person … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Three