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…

Infertility: Wait, What? We’re Pregnant!

If you have followed along our infertility journey you know that my menstrual cycle has always been irregular. Although, I have to say that ever since our first IUI and following the Keto diet, my periods have become much more regular. Recently they slowly started drifting further apart so I didn’t really think anything of…

Infertility: IUI Treatment One vs Two

I thought it would be interesting to compare the two IUI cycles we have had to date as there were quite a few differences.  Here it goes… Weight 36 pounds heavier than current weight 36 pounds lighter than previous weight Menstrual Cycle IUI One: Brought on by Provera IUI Two: Came naturally Clomid (100mg both…

Infertility: Decisions, Decisions…

This year began full steam ahead and has continued with the same momentum.  If anything, I think time is progressing even quicker.  I mean it’s already March!  Can you believe it?  Anyway, time isn’t stopping and this year is going to fly by with or without us, so it was time to make some decisions…

Infertility: Real and Raw

Note: This was written right after our second failed IUI. I debated as to whether or not I should post this, but this is what infertility is and I wanted to be honest, real and raw. I am okay, and I will get through this, in fact I am feeling much better now, than I…

Infertility: The Cost (IUI Treatment Two)

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, my insurance covers the other 50%. Here is the breakdown for IUI Treatment Two… Baseline…

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…