I'm fascinated both by the concept and the execution of Hatchimals. They are these little creatures that live in some weird plastic egg that "hatch" whenever you give them enough love and attention. They're like virtual pets for 2017-2018. For whatever reason, prior to watching YouTube videos (because no, I don't own one) about their… Continue reading Hatchimals, the acoustic version
At the end of September, I met a couple friends in Chicago to see Kelly's new place, go to this Poshmark party, and just enjoy good company. As one of my friends, Bailey, is nursing, we talked about nursing, bras, and all things boob several times. She said that she had purchased a ThirdLove bra… Continue reading ThirdLove and my first time being sold, even secondarily, by Facebook
On Day 3, I anxiously awaited the news. Finally, at around 9:45 AM, I got the call. If you recall from my last post The State of the Embies, the embryos each are graded on a scale from 1 to 3, 1 being the best, 3 the worst. On day 3, they should, ideally, be 8… Continue reading My Three Babies
Around 10:00AM on Wednesday, I got the call. The two non-mature eggs that we believed had a chance did not mature. So I'll out of the three eggs that were mature, all three fertilized naturally! They're hopefully growing and splitting and becoming strong babies to be transferred. I don't know when the shift happened, but… Continue reading Scrambled Eggs
This morning, after five minutes of sleep, I went in for egg retrieval. Much like the previous time, I got undressed and into a hospital gown. (Business idea: more attractive hospital gowns.) It's funny because they say it has to open in the back but we can't tie it. I suddenly noticed how many doors… Continue reading Sperm Omelette
I ended my shots on day 80. I triggered last night for tomorrow morning's retrieval. Nothing is pointing to success other than the suspect numerology. Today was the first day in 80 days that I haven't given myself an injection. I was not relieved, I was nervous. I got the results from my blood today… Continue reading Day 81
Today's appointment wasn't great. There are still several follicles, but not all of them are growing at the same speed and they aren't confident that three of them will even be mature. So, they pretty much left it up to us as to if we want to proceed to retrieval. This cycle, I've spent more… Continue reading Positivity > Science?
Yesterday, I went to the doctor at 9:45. The time prior went surprisingly quickly for which I was very thankful! I got there and performed my normal routine. V greets me and we discuss our plans for the day while I pay. You can get your receipt printed or emailed, so that's convenient! Her lipstick… Continue reading I have no creative title ideas!
One thing about this experience is that if certainly does allow you to play many roles: doctor, nurse, bartender, counselor, chemist, and/or drug maker. You have to be imaginative and create your own narrative, but it adds a little flair to an otherwise stressful time. Last night's shot took 10 minutes to mix up and… Continue reading Chemist or drug lab proprietor?
I woke up this morning at the late hour of 4:15 or so and could not go back to sleep. Normally, I'd go into work, but since my appointment was early this morning, I browsed my phone while listening to the cacophony of J and Zeppelin's snores. Something about this process is that it is… Continue reading Buckle up, it’s a long one.