On March 6, I went back to my RE on cycle day 3 (again one of those things where they like you to be on your period for the ultrasound...). They took a look, said I appeared to be healing fairly well and we could proceed with IUI for that month! I was ecstatic. In… Continue reading IUI #2
Since I was in a unique situation where a different doctor did my surgery than from whom I was seeking my infertility treatment, I had the results come at me in several waves (the last of which was several months after). They told me immediately that it went as well as could be expected, but… Continue reading The Results
As evidenced by the title of my blog, I like wine. A lot. Pinot Grigio is my fave, but I'm an equal opportunity drinker, for the most part. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays (I'm embarrassed to admit). I love love and I love that there's a day for people to express how… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!
I think I'm just trying to make these post titles as dramatic as possible. I have trouble writing a descriptor prior to the blog post, so maybe I'll go back and revise them all later. We had our first appointment at the new doctor on December 20th. Prior to the appointment, I had all my… Continue reading A new day!
Well, as soon as I possibly could, I started taking pregnancy tests. They were all negative (including the blood test), but I thought there was still a possibility!! Until there wasn't and I started my period. I don't think I knew until that point how invested I was in this process and how much I… Continue reading Womp, womp, womp….
So, what happens with IUI? The process itself is remarkably easy and quick. J comes in to give his sample a couple hours before I'm scheduled and the semen is "washed" and put through a centrifuge. I'm sure that there are more steps, but that's what I took away from it. Apparently, if you… Continue reading IUI #1
My first visit to the RE was interesting, to say the least. J came with me and we listened to the possible causes of infertility. The easiest, of course, is male issues, so he was scheduled to give a "sample" at that time. During that appointment, I had 15 vials of blood drawn to check… Continue reading Blood, blood, blood, and reproductive endocrinology?
For some reason, I thought that you decide you want to get pregnant, have some sex, and BAM! you are rewarded with a tiny baby. No one ever seems to talk about any other journey or the possibility that it might not be as easy as getting frisky at the right time of the month.… Continue reading It’s easy, right?
May 3, 2014 was the day my husband and I were married. We had been together for over eight years and had already very much started a life with one another. Starting a family was something we always talked about, but we were never in any hurry. We met when I was 18 (he was… Continue reading Rewind to May 2014….