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
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
“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
I started writing this follow up to my last post The Ten Things You Shouldn’t Say (Or Do) to Your Infertile Friends, way back in February once I posted the last blog. When I started writing it, I thought I would have a quicker follow up, with only Five things you SHOULD say or do. As it turns out to nobody’s surprise, I just had … Continue reading The Ten Things You Should Say (or Do) to Your Infertile Friends.
This is a post that I started writing on March 6, 2017. I recently found it in my drafts and decided to resuscitate it. So much has changed in our infertility journey since I started writing this 339 days ago: We had three more failed IUI procedures We went to Europe We started IVF We found out we only made two viable embryos We transferred … Continue reading Ten Things You Shouldn’t Say (or Do) to Your Infertile Friends
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
I was sitting on the toilet in the bathroom, staring down into the abyss of stark white nothingness…again. I willed myself to see a second line. I crossed my eyes, I held up a light, and I even used the alabaster cabinets hanging above my head as a comparison. I probably looked like a crazy person, but I was years past caring about anything as … Continue reading Infertility…and Finding an Adventure