Tagged with IVF

the rest of the story.

the rest of the story.

I had the best intentions of blogging all the posts about IVF and such. It didn’t happen. Because sometimes a shattered heart is hard to put into words on the internet. For like, five people to read. Instead of going back and posting all the posts (there are exactly 41 drafts of unwritten posts, not … Continue reading

eucharisteo.

eucharisteo.

It’s tough. Accepting that which you cannot change. Finding joy and thankfulness in the midst of the most intensely difficult times of your life. Eucharisteo means to be actively grateful, to give thanksgiving, to express gratitude. Through the insanity that is infertility, and while I don’t succeed at doing it every day, I have tried … Continue reading

ivf cycle 1. today’s theme, needles.

Written August 25: I had an appointment at 9:15 with Dr. Wilcox this morning. Today was another ultrasound and more bloodwork. Sadly, we are down to four follicles because the left ovary just isn’t doing very well (my left ovary is where my cyst is). There are still two follicles over there but they are … Continue reading

ivf cycle 1. best part of my day.

ivf cycle 1. best part of my day.

Written August 23: I woke up at 5:30a SoCal time since my body clock was still on Kansas time (two hours ahead of SoCal) and couldn’t go back to sleep. So I decided to go get some coffee and while waiting I decided why not just drive to Malibu and hang out on the beach … Continue reading

ivf cycle 1. six eggs.

ivf cycle 1. six eggs.

¬†Written August 23: *airspace* After getting in to LAX and spending an hour on the 405 driving to my sister and brother in law’s house I was greeted by my fluffy blonde haired three year old niece who was so excited to see me. Except when she opened the door for me the first thing … Continue reading

ivf cycle 1. here we go.

Written August 22: I’m leaving for LA in a few hours. I’ve had three nights of my injections so far, last nights injections were much, much, much better. Still not the most fun ever, but we are figuring out how to make them bearable. ICE PACKS. They make all the difference before and after. Edder … Continue reading

ivf cycle 1. it’s official now!

Written August 16: I’m heading to LA on Friday! And stimming begins tonight. AUGH! I am a bit terrified by the fact we have to mix several of the injections ourselves, but we will get through it. For now, my one-way ticket has been secured and the rental car reserved. I am ready to blow … Continue reading

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

all the things.

My poor, sad, abandoned ‘blog’. I don’t even know that I can call it a blog anymore. It’s just kind of this space where I sometimes come and promise to explain all the things and tell the things and say all the things. And then I don’t. I will re-name this space the place of … Continue reading