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)

Schrödinger’s Uterus

“The Two Week Wait: The human version of Schrödinger’s Cat.” ~Unknown (Some E Cards) Schrödinger’s cat is what is considered to be a “thought experiment,” sometimes called a paradox. The experiment was created by Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, and illustrates a scenario in which a cat can be thought to be both alive and dead, simultaneously. Basically, if a cat is placed in a box … Continue reading Schrödinger’s Uterus

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

Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Three – Ultrasound 

“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” ~Winston Churchill I went in for my ultrasound yesterday. I was a bit anxious for this appointment, because the results would indicate my progress on the medicine, and determine the date for our next round of intrauterine insemination. I wasn’t worried about whether or not the Letrozole was working. In my last … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Three – Ultrasound 

Fun with Feelings 

She wasn’t bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time.  ~ Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower I finished my last dose of letrozole Friday night, and I can now fully appreciate how nice the last few months have been.  I don’t really care for the way the hormones make … Continue reading Fun with Feelings 

Here We Go Again…

“Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breathe, and then try again…” ~KT Witten    I started my period on Wednesday, and despite the fact that my periods are still incredibly painful, it was the first time I was happy to see it arrive in years.  This period is a good one. This period means I had started my third cycle since … Continue reading Here We Go Again…

My Furry Children: Elphaba

 “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” ~Oprah Winfrey    Since opening up a little about who my husband and I are in real life, I realize that I have not really been very forthcoming about our actual lives together.  Though we have so far been unable to conceive a child, I became a type of mother almost 11 years ago, way … Continue reading My Furry Children: Elphaba