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

Love Makes a Family

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ~ Gandalf – The Fellowship of the Ring We have some news! Though Gimli was upset to learn we would not be fostering puppies, we are very excited to announce that we should very soon be licensed foster parents. We started this process last February after our miscarriage, and … Continue reading Love Makes a Family

Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Five

“Sometimes you gotta take a break from all the noise to appreciate the beauty of silence.” ~Robert Tew So, I know that I touched on this briefly in my last post, without going into very much detail. I cannot promise that I will provide many details now either, as this is a particularly difficult post to write. Our Intrauterine Insemination chapter of this journey has … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Five

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)

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