Tag: ethiopia

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…

Our Adoption (or lack thereof…?)

Ethiopia’s imposed a state of emergency for 6 months, enforcing a curfew, allowing for the elimination of due process, and seeing a rise in violence against foreigners. No travel, no adoptions, and a whole lot of heartache for the little ones in orphanages waiting for their families to be matched with them. Two months ago we were told it’d be…

Entry #67: Two Plus One

Big Exhale, Big Thanks So before I start prattling on about where we are this week, I just gotta say that I am so incredibly humbled by the responses on my last post that addressed the elephant in many rooms, secondary infertility (which I notice I shortened in my blog post to SF instead of SI, now realizing that sounded…

Eco-licious

April is here! Such a beautiful way to start the month – 75 degrees in today’s forecast, we kicked off our drip irrigation in the raised beds, and Hey Oregonians, if you’ve not already familiar with these folks, you must check out Salvage Works in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood. While larger places like The Rebuilding Center have a ton of…

Entry #48: Two Plus One

Weary ‘n’ Teary I gotta say even though it’s our 3rd try at this DEIVF thing, I’m left wiped out. Start out the day feeling good, get home from the grocery store and just collapse, emotions sucked out of you in amazing ways. And I gotta say, as my infertility blog buddies know, we really get the gamut on comments…

Entry #43: Two Plus One

Well it’s about that time again. Picked up a $200 vial of Delestrogen (or as I call it, 200 more frequent flyer miles since my husband’s company could give a rat’s ass about covering infertility treatments in any way, shape or form – mind you they’ll cover me getting a sex change, but nothing towards IVF) and my arse practically…

Eco-licious

Busy Friday, but not too busy to share some cool tidbits: Beautiful Ethiopia: Seeing Artists’ Souls Through Their Work Disproving bad advice: Obesity Doesn’t Reduce IVF Success with Donor Eggs Kickass urban homesteading women “embracing homemaking without becoming Betty Draper”: The Femivore’s Dilemma Calling out the “I’m saving you in the name of Jesus” crowds: The Trouble With the Christian…