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…

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: 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: 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: 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: 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…