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

Downtown Maternity Photos

I think maternity photos were sort of on my mind since the beginning of our second trimester. After all, it is very unlikely that we will ever have another baby, and part of me wanted to capture this time in our lives forever. Though I mentioned it to my husband in passing, I think I knew that financially, it just wasn’t in the cards. We … Continue reading Downtown Maternity Photos

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 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