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.
This is a post that I started writing on March 6, 2017. I recently found it in my drafts and decided to resuscitate it. So much has changed in our infertility journey since I started writing this 339 days ago: We had three more failed IUI procedures We went to Europe We started IVF We found out we only made two viable embryos We transferred … Continue reading Ten Things You Shouldn’t Say (or Do) to Your Infertile Friends
After taking a few weeks following our miscarriage to discuss everything, my husband and I have decided to do another round of IVF. However, we don’t want our end result to be the same as it was this time. We want to end up with leftover embryos and a viable pregnancy. To ensure this eventuality, serious changes to diet and lifestyle are in order. Before … Continue reading IVF Round Two: Improving Egg Quality
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
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
“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
“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