Waiting for Magic: Crowdfunding IVF

“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” ~Ziad K. Abdelnour It was a really difficult decision for my husband and I to ask for help in our Infertility struggle. I know that people have many differing opinions about asking for financial assistance through sources like Indiegogo, You Caring, and Go Fund … Continue reading Waiting for Magic: Crowdfunding IVF

Schrödinger’s Uterus

“The Two Week Wait: The human version of Schrödinger’s Cat.” ~Unknown (Some E Cards) Schrödinger’s cat is what is considered to be a “thought experiment,” sometimes called a paradox. The experiment was created by Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, and illustrates a scenario in which a cat can be thought to be both alive and dead, simultaneously. Basically, if a cat is placed in a box … Continue reading Schrödinger’s Uterus

Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Three

“Something has changed within me Something is not the same I’m through with playing by the rules Of someone else’s game Too late for second-guessing Too late to go back to sleep It’s time to trust my instincts Close my eyes and leap!” ~Wicked: Stephen Schwartz   I’m not sure what changed, or when the change occurred exactly, but I am not the same person … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Three

Our Infertility Story: My Laparoscopy

“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” ~William Shakespeare  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 Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Two Our Infertility Story: Surgery or IVF I had surgery yesterday. The weeks leading … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: My Laparoscopy

Our Infertility Story: Surgery or IVF

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne 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 Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Two After my second failed IUI, my doctor relayed to his nurse that … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: Surgery or IVF

Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Two

“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

And We Keep Living Anyway…

“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…