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.

Ten Things You Shouldn’t 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

IVF Round Two: Improving Egg Quality 

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 

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