Infertility: RPL Testing

After our third miscarriage I was finally diagnosed with recurrent pregnancy loss. I knew this was coming, I just felt it after our second miscarriage. As much as doctors try to normalize two consecutive miscarriages it’s not normal, at least not in my opinion. After our OBGYN telling us we were going to miscarry our…

Infertility: Not Again

Here we are again, a place we never wanted to be but before I continue let me say I hesitate to write this because there are people that will relish in our pain. Maybe that is why I have been absent from this platform which used to be a very big part of my healing…

Infertility: National Infertility Awareness Week

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love waking up in the morning, opening up Facebook and scrolling through the memories of years past.  It’s a fun way of reminiscing about the good old days but lately it has been different.  I dread opening it up, I know I should just stop opening it,…

Infertility: Our Due Date

Today, December 12th is our first angel baby’s due date. While we aren’t for certain this would be the day our baby was born it was the projected date we would give birth. The day I would go into labor, the day Jon would rub my back and comfort me as I worked through the…

Infertility: Follow-up Appointment

Experiencing our second miscarriage was difficult.  With our first one, we were shocked, but came to terms with the fact that this was just a fluke, bad luck if you will.  We told ourselves that it couldn’t possibly happen again, and then it happened again. I wanted answers, I wanted solutions.  We both did.  Another…

Infertility: The Results (IUI Treatment Three)

Warning: Miscarriage Mentioned… I woke up a bit earlier than usual at 10 days past IUI.  I was determined not to test early this time but something changed this morning.  I grabbed a test from beside my bed and ran to the bathroom where I took the test.  I was so hoping it would be…

Infertility: The Cost (IUI Treatment Three)

Note: These blog posts are a bit behind and this pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. The cost incurred during infertility treatments is massive.  The cost here is for one treatment, just one and this pales in comparison to the cost of IVF.  Keep in mind this is just 50% of the total cost as thankfully,…

Infertility: Insemination (IUI Treatment Three)

Note: These blog posts are a bit behind and this pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. I felt much more at ease this time despite everything we have on our plate right now.  I think it is because I have so much more on my mind that I don’t really have the time to worry about…

Infertility: Trigger Shot (IUI Treatment Three)

Note: These blog posts are a bit behind and this pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. I feel like this time around we were a little less nervous.  As we have done it once before we kind of new what to expect although with anything you don’t do regularly, it did require a little refresher. We…

Infertility: Monitoring Ultrasound (IUI Treatment Three)

I scheduled my ultrasound during my lunch time since that was the only time I could get away from work.  Jon and I decided that although we would love to have him there, that he didn’t need to come to this appointment, nothing too exciting was expected, so it wasn’t necessary for him to try…