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

Endometriosis Diet: The State of the Endo

It has been well over a year since I first conceived a plan to start trying to help fix my endometriosis with food. The way I eat has evolved and changed a lot over the past year, and I have been so far from perfect when it comes to following any sort of “rules.” I’m going to start this post by being extremely honest. I … Continue reading Endometriosis Diet: The State of the Endo

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

Endometriosis Diet: Bouillabaisse

Has it really been since April that I last posted? I was doing so well there for a minute. Like, a real human minute. Literally, I only did well for like…a week. Guys, I am terrible at this whole blog thing. But I have so much to say, and I have learned so much about infertility, fertility, IUI, IVF, Endometriosis, nutrition, and so many other … Continue reading Endometriosis Diet: Bouillabaisse

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 

Moving on from Ariadne’s String: Infertility and Adventures

“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

Deciding on the Time to Begin IVF

“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

We Begin Again: Starting IVF

“And suddenly you just know…it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”  ~Meister Eckhart      I can still remember, when I was quite young, standing in the grocery store and reading magazine covers that talked about this celebrity or that celebrity undergoing IVF to have a baby. I definitely didn’t know what it was at the time, but I just have … Continue reading We Begin Again: Starting IVF


“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life…….” Akshay Dubey  Things that were once really difficult for me seem to be getting easier lately.  For the first few years that we were trying to get pregnant, and especially once I was diagnosed with endometriosis and infertility, I had a really difficult time seeing pregnancy announcements. Don’t get … Continue reading Healing