Egg retrieval #3, attempt #5-7, what was different? Why was this one successful, both in our highest quantity of embryos and in a twin pregnancy? It was supposed to be the first of 3-5 embryo banking cycles - all with genetic testing, gearing up for back to back frozen transfers until one worked. It ended… Continue reading What was different?
For those of you who are well-versed in my musical taste, you're well aware that I generally despise Coldplay. I find Chris Martin to be unbearable and their music to be unoriginally maudlin. I'll allow "Fix You" to be the exception. Unfortunately, I'm no longer pregnant. I went in early on Thursday, anxiously awaiting what… Continue reading Fix You
So, another post that I haven't had the heart to write. I apologize in advance that I have back to back terrible posts. So, for all of you, I will start with something positive! J passed his big mortgage test and loves his new job. It's funny to be able to discuss things with him… Continue reading Expectations are the devil
I woke up the next day, feeling sprightly. It was Friday and it had been a particularly challenging week. I was ready to conquer the day with a positive attitude. I went to the doctor's office at 7:45 AM ready for the ultrasound. I didn't have to wait long - it was the first appointment… Continue reading The Results of IUI #3
So, the day after IUI #2, I went back to the doctor's office for the ultrasound to confirm ovulation. I'm feeling pumped, slightly nervous, and ready to get good news. I get there, go back to the room, undress from the waist down, and wait for a few minutes. The friend who told me about… Continue reading The Day After (IUI #2)
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….