Tagged with infertility

ivf cycle 1. gulp, here we go!

Written August 15, 2014: Oh boy. After sorting out my cycle calendar, ordering my meds and multiple calls to my IVF coordinator we are officially rolling on IVF cycle one. I received my cycle calendar and printed it off to pour over. I started crying. The sheer amount of shots I have to do every … Continue reading

the city of angels.

Here it is, the beginning of the next phase. I had my first IVF cycle in August/September. This post was written in July after we finalized our decision to move on to IVF. _________________________ Obviously IUI didn’t work for us. It will likely never work for us. We knew this by April of this year. … Continue reading

iui no. 4. merle is pissed.

I’m going to go ahead and attempt to finish up posting about IUI. Really just to humor myself . But up next, stories of IVF! So below is another post I wrote during my IUI injectables cycle in the spring. ______________________________________________________________ I went in for another follicle scan to see if my body was ready … Continue reading

iui no. 3. c’est bon c’est bon c’est bon.

This was written in late March and reading it makes me tear up a little, again so glad I kept a journal of this… how easily the hopeful heart forgets the heartache. ______________________________________________________ IUI no. 3 was a bust. This one hit me hard. Really hard. Harder than the previous two. I had a hunch … Continue reading

IUI no. 3. the wait, day 8.

The below post (under the line) was written in early March. I haven’t looked at it since then and re-reading it before posting it reminded me just how much I’ve been through with this. It makes me so incredibly grateful that I am choosing to write about my journey with infertility publicly. Not hiding my … Continue reading

IUI no. 3. the wait, day five.

I’m finding that the first week after IUI is really bearable. I don’t feel the effects of the clomid anymore and the HCG shot is definitely not ravaging my body. I actually feel normal! I get twinges and pinches near my ovaries and uterus constantly, pretty much all day long. Thankfully I’ve learned that these … Continue reading

IUI no. 2. back at it.

We knew that after our vacation we would dive back, head first, into fertility treatments. That plan hasn’t changed, a week and a half after we got back it was time to start up with ultrasounds and medications. HAPPY FUN UTERUS AND OVARIES TIME!! So here we are, on medicated IUI no. 2. I don’t … Continue reading