Tag: infertility

Survivor’s Guilt

Life is hard, ya’ll.  It is struggle and pain.  Slips, falls, and disappointments grabbing at your ankles just as you thought you had risen above.  I’ve been there.  I’ve been in that dark place and visit still...

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My IVF cycle diary: Week one

A daily glimpse into the first weeks of our IVF cycle:   Day 1: Monday Well, today is the big day!  This morning, I went in for my baseline blood work and ultrasound, and tonight I had my first injection of FSH (follicle...

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The doctor is in?

I think anyone who goes through an IVF cycle deserves an honorary medical degree. Am I right?  I’ve become a pro at administering (and receiving) shots—in my thigh, in my belly, in my rear.  I can use terms like “protocol,” “10...

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It takes two…or twenty

Probably one of the hardest and most frustrating realizations about the whole IVF process is knowing that you can’t make a baby on your own.  That one intimate act between two people can’t create a third.  I mean, in most...

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Baby vibes

As we prepare for our first IVF cycle, I’ll take all the help I can get.  I’ve been eating better, regularly taking my prenatal vitamins, getting plenty of sleep, and snuggling extra babies. Snuggling extra babies?   How will...

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I take it all back.

In a moment of panic the other week, I almost ran to my computer, signed into my blog and Facebook accounts, and deleted all mention of our infertility. I take it all back. Am I crazy for talking about this so publicly?  Who...

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It’s not you, it’s me.

Ever since last week, when we learned the date of our first IVF cycle, I’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster.  Wait, let’s be serious.  This entire process leading up to the learning of the date of our first IVF cycle has been...

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