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This year, Mother’s Day has a whole new meaning

Soooooooooooooooo! I’m just popping in to let you know that our 2nd IVF cycle and concurrent frozen embryo transfer worked and I am almost 14 weeks pregnant! We are so freaking excited and just as scared shitless after everything we went through. But more excited…

May 10, 2015

Embryo on board! My embryo transfer story.

I tried over and over again many different ways to write an introduction to this post. But there really are no words to explain how I feel other than happy and as hell, so here’s everything that happened! (But if you’d like to learn what…

April 8, 2015

My IVF Survival Kit

Anyone fighting infertility has a different story, history, path, and struggle. Here’s a few of the things (some big, some small) that helped me through my struggle and might help others too: 1. Electrolyte water/water bottle I drank electrolyte water religiously my entire cycle…

March 31, 2015

Shame on you Dolce and Gabbana!

So I’m sure you may have heard by now, but if not, sometime last week Dolce & Gabbana said some pretty disgusting, cruel, shocking, and untrue things about IVF babies and the families that use IVF, sperm donation, egg donation, embryo adoption, artificial insemination, adoption,…

March 24, 2015

Get schooled on what a frozen embryo transfer is

So I was trying to write a heart felt post about infertility and how dead scared I am of another failure, but it kept coming out as sounding bitter, like I was seeking pity, and just not the way I intended. So instead I…

January 13, 2015
ivf 5 day embryos

Look what we made! Our Christmas miracle.

…and when I say we, I mean me, Brian, Dr. S, Dr. R, nurse Tasha, nurse Sarah, embryologists Gary and Erica, ultrasound techs Linda and 2 others whose names I forgot….. It takes a village, right? For the record, I am not pregnant. Not…

December 18, 2014
last ivf shot for cycle 1

It’s been quiet but I’ll be back!

Yay it’s Friday! But I haven’t been able to think about anything other than IVF and egg retrievals and shots and pain that I haven’t found the time or inspiration to put together a bookmark dump post. I’m sorry! I promise I still feel like…

June 6, 2014
ivf meds

IVF: Where I’m at so far

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that our IVF journey has begun and I’ve been taking twice daily injections for the last 5 days. I started a private blog to keep a journal of all the things I’m going through so…

June 1, 2014