Artemis’s Birth Story: Part Two

Unfortunately, the second half of our birth story will not be an easy one to share. Our beautiful babe arrived safely, but the birth was not free of complications, and so I want to post a clear content warning before I finish our story. This post will contain a detailed account of postpartum hemorrhaging. I always want to mention that in order to protect our … Continue reading Artemis’s Birth Story: Part Two

Artemis’s Birth Story: Part One

I always knew that I would want to share my birth story, not just because I think it is an important part of any pregnancy after loss and infertility journey, but also for me. I knew I wouldn’t want to forget a single detail of the day our rainbow finally joined our family. At my 35 week appointment, my doctor told me that she would … Continue reading Artemis’s Birth Story: Part One

Downtown Maternity Photos

I think maternity photos were sort of on my mind since the beginning of our second trimester. After all, it is very unlikely that we will ever have another baby, and part of me wanted to capture this time in our lives forever. Though I mentioned it to my husband in passing, I think I knew that financially, it just wasn’t in the cards. We … Continue reading Downtown Maternity Photos

IVF Round Two: We Have Some News

There is a lot more to our story – a lot that happened between the moment we started round two of IVF and our clinical trial, and today. We had a failed fresh transfer, I developed a massive cyst that caused my ovary to twist when it ruptured, I had surgery….but all of that is for another day. Because I realize that it has been … Continue reading IVF Round Two: We Have Some News

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

IVF Round Two: We Begin Again

Oh hey guys. It’s been a long time. Aside from a post in January about how my diet changes helped ease some of my endometriosis symptoms, I have been pretty quiet about our infertility journey since our first round of IVF ended in failure. Now that I posted an update on Instagram, I thought it was time to try to start blogging agai . I … Continue reading IVF Round Two: We Begin Again

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

The Ten Things You Should Say (or Do) to Your Infertile Friends.

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.