The real scoop on being pregnant

When you're younger it is natural to make some solid assumptions on what being pregnant means, what it'll be like, etc...maybe you romanticized it. After all, people have been procreating since the existence of mankind...so logically...it is a natural thing...how bad can it be? We keep doing it, right? Like I said in a previous... Continue Reading →

Why is pregnancy hard?

It has been a really long time since I've last posted. It isn't because I haven't thought of it, I just haven't made the time for it. So much has happened since June! Towards the end of June I got laid off from my job, took a 2.5 week tour of UK followed by a... Continue Reading →

7 Day Post Surgery

It's no surprise that I was planning to do a second round for IVF. My surgery was last Tuesday and let me tell you, the recovery this time around has been rougher. A few things happened during this round: I peaked faster, meaning my estrogen was much higher on my first visit to the clinic... Continue Reading →

Tea Rice Treat

Who says you can't have your tea and rice Krispy treat? Ok, no one says that but if they did they'd be wrong. I always enjoy playing around with recipes, tweaking it to see what else I can do to make things interesting so I figured, why not tea-flavored rice treat? It's super simple to... Continue Reading →

So many things

I've been pretty bogged down working in my new job, working on my book, and doing normal stuff. My new job is going well so far, but I have a lot to learn as the field of data science is new to me. My book won first place in a competition, so that's good...and I've... Continue Reading →

IVF Update

Ok, so here goes. It's been a very stressful time for me. On December 5th I had my egg retrieval surgery. I was excited to not feel bloated anymore, I was excited at the prospect of having viable eggs which would lead to babies, and terrified that there would be no viable eggs. And I... Continue Reading →

Day 11 of IVF Stimulation

Well, I was finally given the go-ahead to use the trigger shot. I will not be triggering with HCG though. Instead, they are having me trigger with Lupron. I have a lot of eggs and according to them HCG night spark OHSS and Lupron in the better option. The good news for that is the... Continue Reading →

Day 10 of IVF Stimulation

I feel super bloated, my breasts are tender, so I just assume this will be one of the joys of being pregnant. I'm looking at my IVF experience as just prepping me for that. I had an ultrasound and bloodwork, again...More follicles, and higher estrogen. I didn't ask how many follicles, but I heard them... Continue Reading →

Day 7 of IVF Stimulation

Good news, my little follicles are growing and responding well to the medication! I have a few follicles that are at 17mm, and others that have continued to grow. They are estimating that my follicles are growing about 2mm a day, so I should be ready for egg retrieval very soon, maybe Monday! On my... Continue Reading →

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