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…

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…