Infertility: The Results (IUI Treatment Two)

I have to say that the two week wait this time around went so much more smoothly than last time.  I can attribute it to the fact that we have been through this before and therefore we knew what it would be like and which feelings to expect. From the beginning of this cycle, we…

Infertility: Insemination (IUI Treatment Two)

Insemination day started off with a bang, literally.  I woke up early that morning because I couldn’t sleep.  I think it was a mixture of the excitement and the upstairs neighbors making too much noise as usual.  I closed the bedroom door so Jon could sleep in and proceeded to do something cleaning around the…

Infertility: Trigger Shot (IUI Treatment Two)

This would be the first time we would have to administer the shot ourselves.  Last time the nurse did it for me and gave me the step by step instructions on how to do it myself.  Jon would be the one administering it going forward, and he was unable to come to that appointment, so…

Infertility: Monitoring Ultrasound (IUI Treatment Two)

I got to the office, just in the nick of time.  I was worried I was going to be late, but that didn’t happen thankfully.  I went to this appointment by myself as Jon couldn’t get the time off work.  Even more so than the last time, I knew what to expect.  I was both…

Infertility: Clomid Recap – 100mg (IUI Treatment Two)

I had an idea of what to expect, however so many months had passed since the last time I took this medication, I kind of forgot the details.  The great thing is that I had my last blog post about Clomid, to look back on. This time I was prescribed the same dosage as I…

Infertility: Baseline Ultrasound (IUI Treatment Two)

I made my way to the Downey office for our baseline ultrasound.  I knew what to expect this time, and because Jon’s company isn’t as flexible as mine and therefore taking a couple hours off here and there is pretty difficult for him, I went alone.  We figured it would be better for him to…

Infertility: What’s Next?

I waited a long time before I finished writing this post.  In fact, I started writing this on December 12th, 2018 but held out hope that the contents of the post would be different.  Needless to say they weren’t and we are still infertile. After receiving the all clear during our second HSG test, we…

Infertility: Open Enrollment

It’s crazy how something as simple as open enrollment can throw you for a loop when dealing with infertility.  After a few months of not having to deal with it, it all came down like a ton of bricks.  With my second HSG scheduled, and open enrollment falling just around the same time I began…

Infertility: Second HSG Test

Here we go, the moment I haven’t been waiting for, the second HSG Test. I was hoping this day would never come, that I wouldn’t have to put myself through the immense pain of another HSG test all over again but I guess when the first one is inconclusive and your only other option is…

Infertility: What does California think?

Are we in an episode of the Handmaids Tale or something?  No but seriously, I am a bit upset, not a bit, a lot! I was doing some research about infertility insurance coverage.  Basically I was trying to figure out if there was either a supplemental plan or better insurance plan altogether that we could…