Artemis’s Birth Story: Part One

I always knew that I would want to share my birth story, not just because I think it is an important part of any pregnancy after loss and infertility journey, but also for me. I knew I wouldn’t want to forget a single detail of the day our rainbow finally joined our family. At my 35 week appointment, my doctor told me that she would … Continue reading Artemis’s Birth Story: Part One

Adventure Awaits – Our Travel Themed Baby Shower

I had a panic attack the morning of my baby shower. And not just a little one, but the full blown kind with chest pains, hyperventilating, sweating. All of it. Though a baby shower is basically a right of passage for any first time parents in America, I was extremely apprehensive about having one of my own. In fact, basically from the moment we knew … Continue reading Adventure Awaits – Our Travel Themed Baby Shower

IVF Round Two: We Have Some News

There is a lot more to our story – a lot that happened between the moment we started round two of IVF and our clinical trial, and today. We had a failed fresh transfer, I developed a massive cyst that caused my ovary to twist when it ruptured, I had surgery….but all of that is for another day. Because I realize that it has been … Continue reading IVF Round Two: We Have Some News

IVF Journal: Round 2 – Night 0

October 1, 2018 IVF Eve: Well, our second round of IVF officially started on Wednesday, September 18 when my period started. That was the day that I called my clinic, and scheduled my meeting. Once there, I was given birth control to start that evening (September 19), as well as a bottle of Lupron and my shot schedule. Because our second round of IVF is … Continue reading IVF Journal: Round 2 – Night 0

Changes I Made Between IVF Round 1 and Round 2

When my husband and and I first started our IVF journey back in 2017, I started prepping my body for the cycle just a little over a month before we started injections. When we had gone to Europe in August for our 5th wedding anniversary, I think we both knew we were heading in the direction of IVF, but had not really said it out … Continue reading Changes I Made Between IVF Round 1 and Round 2

IVF Round Two: We Begin Again

Oh hey guys. It’s been a long time. Aside from a post in January about how my diet changes helped ease some of my endometriosis symptoms, I have been pretty quiet about our infertility journey since our first round of IVF ended in failure. Now that I posted an update on Instagram, I thought it was time to try to start blogging agai . I … Continue reading IVF Round Two: We Begin Again

The Ten Things You Should Say (or Do) to Your Infertile Friends.

I started writing this follow up to my last post The Ten Things You Shouldn’t Say (Or Do) to Your Infertile Friends, way back in February once I posted the last blog. When I started writing it, I thought I would have a quicker follow up, with only Five things you SHOULD say or do. As it turns out to nobody’s surprise, I just had … Continue reading The Ten Things You Should Say (or Do) to Your Infertile Friends.