Contingency Plans and Misplaced Hope

March 31, 2013

Bedrest, or “quiet days” as my beloved Reproductive Endocrinologist likes to call them, they give you time to think.  Thinking is something I desperately have been trying to avoid.  Thinking hurts my brain.  It’s much easier to watch season after season of a TV show or read a sci-fi novel. But, unfortunately, episode after dark […]

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Our Embryo Transfer

March 29, 2013

Meet 2 of our little embies. This is what human life looks like 5 days after conception (give or take a couple months of freezer time). If you look closely you can see where they performed “assisted hatching” by cutting along their edges. The embryos have to hatch before they can implant, so it is […]

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A Simple Update

March 22, 2013

Alright, as promised, here is a quick state of my uterus address before I give into the estrogen-induced fatigue and fall into bed. I had an ultrasound and blood draw this morning and everything is as it should be.  This means we will proceed with the transfer on Thursday, March 28th, at noon.  They will […]

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Good out of Bad or The Anti-Gloomy-Doomy Post

March 19, 2013

So, I feel like my posts have been a lot of gloom and doom lately.  I love gloom and doom and people who are gloomy-doomy (really, I do – I’ve always like Eeyore best and The Walking Dead is probably my favorite show of all time and there are few scenarios more gloomy or doomy […]

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Frozen Embryo Transfer #1 Begins

March 7, 2013

Chris and I have obviously been reeling since our last failed IVF cycle (you can read more about that here if you feel like it or hadn’t heard).  In some ways we are SO done with medical intervention and the heartache and physical discomfort it brings, but at the same time we aren’t willing to let […]

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