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
“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?
“There is a unique pain that comes from preparing a place in your heart for a child that never come.” ~David Platt Mother’s Day is a tricky Holiday, isn’t it? On the one hand, I am so lucky to have had not one, but four amazing women that have been mother’s to me in my lifetime. I know that I am the person that I … Continue reading Mother’s Day Musings: 2017
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ~Haruki Murakami It’s always difficult for me … Continue reading Weathering the Storm
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” ~Mary Anne Radmacher Our Infertility Story: The Beginning Our Infertility Story: The Specialist Our Infertility Story: My HSG Our Infertility Story: The Eye of the Storm Our Infertility Story: Checking His Swimmers Our Infertility Story: IUI Round One After our first round of … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Two
“Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.” ~Paul Frank Baer With the chaos that has been November, I only just realized that I have not added to our infertility story in quite some time. Has it really been 21 days? Where has the month gone? I might as well go ahead and reveal a few more personal details about myself, … Continue reading Playing Catch Up
“Life doesn’t discriminate Between the sinners and the saints It takes and it takes and it takes And we keep living anyway We rise and we fall and we break…” ~Hamilton: Lin-Manuel Miranda Well, we finally heard back from the Doctor’s office this afternoon, and got the bad news we were expecting. Our insurance company doesn’t cover IVF…not even a little bit. Of course, this … Continue reading And We Keep Living Anyway…