Endometriosis Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free…Vegan?

“Health is not valued until sickness comes.” ~Thomas Fuller I’ve recently started learning quite a bit more about nutrition, especially as it pertains to endometriosis and infertility. While learning about meal plans to boost fertility, I had read, and been told on many occasions that the Mediterranean Diet was the way to go, because it increased nutrients from vegetables, and boosted Omega 3’s and other … Continue reading Endometriosis Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free…Vegan?

Infertility and Adventures: Visiting England, Scotland, and Ireland

“To travel is to live.” ~Hans Christian Andersen My husband and I have returned home from our amazing adventure in Europe. Well, truth be told, we came home almost a month ago, but out return was followed immediately by hurricane preparation, and eventually, evacuation. Thanks, Irma. When we came back to our house after our mandatory evacuation, we went without power for 5 days, had … Continue reading Infertility and Adventures: Visiting England, Scotland, and Ireland

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” ~Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor I know that I have not updated this blog in a pretty long time. I feel like I have … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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

Living a Different Dream for 2017

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” ~Susan Sontag My husband and I have spent over three years trying to get pregnant. Three years waiting for two lines to appear, instead of just one; three years waiting to become a family; three years waiting for our life to begin again. We have put everything on hold in our quest to become parents, and … Continue reading Living a Different Dream for 2017

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