Posted in June 2014

And so it begins. Cycle six, known donor

And so it begins. Cycle six, known donor

Tonight was our first insem for cycle six. It feels momentous. It’s the sixth month of trying with a donor. The last month before our final round of IVF. And it marks the countdown to ending this crazy science experiment. After this, six more months to go and then we’re done. I don’t mean to … Continue reading

Surge alert!

Surge alert!

Cripes. This will be a fast post cuz I’m trying to get a million things done that I have been putting off for ages. And I’m processing some cray cray shit. Today is cd5, tail end of af. And I am surging. It looked look all hope was lost for this cycle, as our donor … Continue reading

More of this

More of this

As part of my quest to bring a lot more joy into my life, I decided to take an honest look at where I spend my mental and physical energy. This is what I came up with: And this is what I’d like to get to: I much prefer my end point. See how big … Continue reading

15dpo bfn, post LASIK

Definitely not pregnant. No surprise there. But I’m okay with that because this was a good cycle. A good month. It was a hard month, but I feel like I learned a lot so I’m grateful. 1 It was a hard month because I faced some hard truths. I’m applying on other jobs. Less stress. … Continue reading

When fertiles attack

If your not in the mood for an angst rant, go ahead and skip :-). I promise not to be offended. I’ll post a regular update later today. For the record, 15dpo and not pregnant.  POLL OF THE WEEK: What is worse: A) When your fertile friends don’t understand why you have to shoot yourself … Continue reading

Danger! Danger zone!

Danger! Danger zone!

Took a break to walk up to the bookstore and what do I stumble upon? Baby paraphernalia. Not just any baby paraphernalia – no, overpriced bougie baby loot. In a past life, I was one of Pavlov’s dogs. Because the minute I saw all those ritzy swaddling cloths, I was triggered. My pulse started to … Continue reading

IVF friendly salad dressing recipe

IVF friendly salad dressing recipe

Look, I actually don’t know if this is IVF friendly. But I know it’s not “un-friendly”. Disclaimer: Actually, I don’t know that, either… But I do know this recipe is yummy in your tummy and good for your bummy. Cuz when you’re stuffing progesterone up your hoo-ha for a coupla’ weeks straight, things can get, … Continue reading

known donor cycle 5 | 8dpo & insem | update

Cripes, if I stayed on top of this I wouldn’t have to blog in point! Fertility Update. Today’s 8dpo. I can feel the crazy whispering to me. I took a bath last night and I felt like someone had rubbed sand on my urethra, like I’m getting a urinary tract infection. Historically, that’s been my … Continue reading