Infertility: Back At It

Aunt Flo came and went and it was time to start trying again.  Timing for an IUI was just not going to work this cycle so we decided to go the all natural route.  My body felt much differently this time which was our queue that it was really the right time to go for…

Infertility: Well Then…

Well we were trying but after just a few days into it I started spotting again.  I assumed it was my body’s way of telling me that it wasn’t ready yet.  I was disappointed, but I took the cue and we immediately stopped. Jon encouraged me to go to the doctor to see what was…

Infertility: Living as an Infertile Person in a Fertile World

I am walking through Marshall’s, one of my favorite places, and there right in front of me are racks and racks of discounted baby clothes.  I walk a little further and there sitting right in front of all the mugs is one that reads “Mom to be.”  As I walk into my RE’s office (Infertility…

Infertility: We’re Trying

To my surprise after the bleeding of my miscarriage stopped I had just fifteen days before my menstrual cycle would start.  I was told by the OBGYN that it could take up to six weeks before I would start, so needless to say I was a bit taken-aback.  After the surprise came the excitement.  I…

Infertility: What now?

So what now? After being infertile for over 10 years, we got pregnant but then lost our baby, which leaves us still infertile and even more brokenhearted.  The question is what do we do now?  Well, we know we have to wait for my body to fully heal from the miscarriage which according to our…

Infertility: Father’s Day After Miscarriage

I wanted to write about a topic that doesn’t get mentioned very often. That is, the feelings of the father after a miscarriage. Please note, I am going to write my thoughts and feelings as they come to me, also I’m going to add and remove things as I see fit. So, I apologize in…

Infertility: Miscarriage

This is a very strong warning – there is no way to share this in a way that I feel will help others without being extremely graphic. This was a very traumatic experience but I want to share this for the people out there going through the same thing. I found some comfort in reading…

Infertility: Viability & Dating Ultrasound #2

It took a long time to get here, and I am not just talking about the 2 and a half week wait for this appointment.  I am talking about the over ten years we have waited to have a beautiful, healthy baby. I worked from home this day, so that I could prepare for whatever…

Infertility: Intake Appointment

For the next two weeks my emotions were all over the place.  Jon tried to reassure me that we couldn’t think the worst, that we had to try and stay positive.  Luckily I had a work trip to keep me occupied for a little while, and then a few days of fun in Vegas helped…

Infertility: Viability & Dating Ultrasound #1

As soon as I found out I was officially pregnant I tried to call and set-up our first pregnancy appointment.  I tried to get it all set-up before we left but when I called they explained that they had nothing available between the day we would get back from Atlanta and the day I would…