Infertility: Baseline Ultrasound (IUI Treatment Three)

Our baseline ultrasound was scheduled for Friday. Luckily we had already taken the day off to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday so things worked out perfectly. We headed down to Downey and encountered no major issues, thankfully. LA traffic can be very unpredictable. After sitting in the office for about fifteen minutes watching all…

Infertility: Ready, Set, Wait… Go!

Life has been so hectic lately, in a good way, but still hectic.  I am certainly not complaining, but traversing through a new home build is quite the feat.  A lot of our free time is spent packing, driving to our new home to check the progress of things and getting our affairs in order…

Infertility: Empty Stomach and Aching Heart

I apologize in advance if this feels redundant.  I know you’ve heard this before, but I’ve felt this before.  These posts are just as redundant as the feelings I feel almost every day.  Please try and understand that this blog is a place for me to share my feelings and connect with people who may…

Infertility: Two Cycles Since…

I always start these posts but stop along the way hoping that the post will no longer be relevant but it never seems to work out that way. It has been two regular menstrual cycles since our miscarriage.  I feel like the hope is higher now than before the miscarriage and since, the disappointment is…

Infertility: Grief

We’ve been dealing with infertility for over ten years and recently experienced our first pregnancy and subsequent miscarriage. I keep asking myself when does it get easier? When does the pain stop? When do we finally get our blessing? I don’t understand why God chose this path for us or why other people get to…

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…