Maybe it’s just me…

…but these shots don’t get any easier. I KNOW they don’t hurt, it’s just the mental hurdle of giving myself a shot! Jeez!!!!!!!!!??!!???! Continue reading

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CD11 Follicle Check

I had an ultrasound this morning (CD11) to take a look at how my follicle(s) were coming along. They wanted me in after just 4 days of my hMG injections, because they were unsure of how my body would react since this is my first time with the injectables. Continue reading

Feeling like a bad ass!

Today was my second hMG injection for this cycle. My aunt stayed with me today and insisted I do my shot myself. I was hesitant at first, I wanted her to just do it for me. It took a few minutes of me getting my breathing under control, then I just did it…..and I felt like a total bad ass!! I needed to learn, because it will be much easier if I can do it myself….and I’m so glad I did. Wish me luck for tomorrow’s shot!

Ok, so I’m a puss

I started my hMG injections today, and just couldn’t do it myself….and if you’ve been keeping up with this blog you know by now that my husband is of NO help in this department, lol. And to make matters worse, we’re out of town this weekend at my dad’s house. I totally chickened out and had my aunt, who’s a nurse, give me the shot. Oh well. I’m not going to beat myself up over it……so long as I get the medication I’m one step closer to where I want to be. I won’t know if the medicine is working until my ultrasound on Wednesday, but it certainly feels like it is…..but then again, maybe it’s the Clomid. I just feel a lot of action going on in my ovaries today…..kind of like period cramps, so I know something is going on. Just finished my last dose of Clomid tonight, so far the side effects haven’t been bad at all this cycle!

Cheers!

Three months ago I was honored to be nominated for the Liebster Award by one of my closest Infertility Sisters, Lindsey at Awaiting Autumn. I started this blog back in September as a way to vent and document my journey. Never did I imagine that people would actually read and engage in my blog in the way they have, I’ve met some really kick ass ladies through this journey, and they’ve really helped get me through some tough times. Recently I stumbled upon a new infertility blog LOVEcomaMOM, and Daniela and I really hit it off. Our stories are very similar, and we started emailing regularly. She nominated me for the Liebster award today, and I’m just so honored. Since I’ve already received the award I’m really not sure what the protocol is, but I figured I’d still answer her questions….it’s a fun way to get to know each other better. And hell, it’s a nice change in pace from my normal posts where I talk about needles, money, drugs, depression, you name it! Continue reading

I am 1 in 8


NIAW2014

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. Be part of the infertility movement, learn more about infertility. Resolve to know more. Knowledge is power!! Infertility is more common than you may think, one in 8 couples you know struggle with infertility. I am 1 in 8. Continue reading

IUI #4, here we go!

Today’s appointment was such a waste, there’s no reason it couldn’t have been tied into the appointment I had last Tuesday…..and R didn’t even really have to come with me (even though he did). With the dosage of hMG I’ll be taking my RE said the likelihood of OHSS is slim to none. Then we went over the statistics regarding multiples AGAIN. Jeez, if we talk about it one more time I think R will get cold feet and back out. He gave us a consent form to take home and read over and bring back on my next appointment…..about the medication, what it does, and the chance of multiples. Did you know that hMG, the injectables I’m going to be taking, is purified urine from postmenopausal women?!? How gross is that?!? Continue reading

Selective reduction & OHSS

So after my mild freak out Friday I actually was able to relax and have a wonderful weekend. I was thinking about how calm I’ve been lately, but I”m sure it’s just because we’ve “been on a break”. I’m sure that all of this calm will go out the window as soon as our next cycle starts. Guess we’ll see. Lately, instead of just praying that God will bless us with a child, I’ve been praying for peace. Maybe it’s helping. Continue reading

How do you even open these?!???!

My injectable meds for my upcoming IUI arrived today, which was exciting BUT the package didn’t contain any needles or syringes (which I told them I DID need) and it’s in these weird looking vials that I don’t even know how to open. I phoned my RE’s office and left a voicemail (since it was after hours) and told them my concerns. Since they regularly use this pharmacy I’m certain this isn’t the first time this has happened and I’m sure they’ll set me straight. I’m not stressed, it’ll still be a week to two weeks before I even need to use the medication…..was just a bit weirded out.

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Diva Cup Giveaway Winner

Congratulations Impatiently Waiting For The Stork, you’ve won the Diva Cup Giveaway. I sent you an email just a bit ago to ask for your mailing address, and I imagine your Diva Cup will be on its way to you in no time! I hope you end up loving it as much as I love mine.