Category: Wellness

Let the games begin…

Here we go, y’all. Day one of my last DEIVF cycle is here. After a day full of parsley tea to encourage things to get going, I got my period last night and therefore tonight will be the first delestrogen shot. It’s always funny how you have to call the RE to tell them you got your period. For some…

Due Date

Yesterday I laid on the acupuncture table with my eyes closed and let my mind take me wherever it wanted to go.  I started thinking about our Doula that we absolutely fell in love with and chose to work with when we were just about nine weeks pregnant. And when I got home I open the mailbox to find a…

Nesting? Yes, Nesting.

Ready? Set? GO! March is quite a month for us. We are nesting – in multiple ways – as we start on a first chapter and a final chapter in two different aspects of our life. Our ducklings arrived yesterday and we practically flew to the post office to get them (awesome to have them come in on my husband’s…

Creating My Top Five

So last week this photo above is how I was feeling. Infertility. Back Injury. My weight gain since the infertility battle began 2+ years ago. I was fucking angry, depressed, anxious, everything negative exuding from me. Pissed off a lot. Every time something emotional would occur, personally or for that matter, on the TV, my throat would swell up, feeling…

Streamlining: 50 Days til Final FET

“Don’t look back- you’re not going that way.” – Desmond Tutu These days I’m now looking at this 6th DEIVF as being in the home stretch. Knowing whether we will be bringing a child into this world via pregnancy will finally be resolved and done with. It’s our last round, and I couldn’t be more serious about this being our…

April is locked n loaded…

 We are all set for our final embryo transfer on April 14th. I heard back from the ERA rep at a Igenomix as well who said that she reviewed our records and the data shows a 90% chance that this indeed is my window of implantation time, which made me feel good, and so now the only thing left to…

WTF, seriously?

After the second mock cycle, today was ERA biopsy #2. Took my valium, took my vicodin, popped my ibuprofen, and…my fucking cervix would not open. Now any of you who’ve had your cervix manually dilated know that this is a hell unlike no other. Well, I’ve had this done seven times in my life, so was ready for that. But…

Who Knew

Who knew I’d say thank you for a misdiagnosis for my back. Turns out the x-ray report was wrong. I do NOT have pars defect in my spine!!!!! It’s “just” a lumbar herniated disc in my L4/L5. Woo hoo! Well, not woo hoo, as I’m not jumping for joy as there’s still a long recovery, weekly PT and chiro, and…