3ish more weeks

You know...I've been pretty sick of being pregnant for the past 3 weeks...and now I have 3ish weeks left...I can't wait for this kid to be out of me. I had planned to work until I went into labor, then decided, screw that...I'm taking two weeks off before my intended due date so now I... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 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 →

Day 5 of IVF Stimulation

I started the IVF shots on Friday (November 23), yup the day after Thanksgiving, so that's fun. I am prescribed to take 300 IU of Gonal-F and 150 IU of Menopur every night until I'm told otherwise. The fun part of this is that the Menopur comes in a package of 75 IU this means... Continue Reading →

Suppression Check Ultrasound

Today was day one of my official part of the IVF process. They performed an ultrasound on my uterus to check for cysts and you know...another look at my awesome ovaries and to check that my follicles are "suppressed" meaning that none of my eggs have started to form on my ovaries while I was... Continue Reading →

Finally, IVF ready

It's been a while since I've posted. I've been doing a lot of things: Grad school Working Traveling in Europe for work (in November) Went to San Francisco for work Edited my first book Started my second book Acting classes Anyway, it's been crazy. Through all that, I've finally qualified for my IVF surgery. I... Continue Reading →

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