When Things Don’t Go As Planned

My husband and I were hoping to try IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). Since nothing else was working, we thought it'd be the logical next step for us. But we weren't expecting a crazy "rest" cycle in between. A rest cycle in which I just ovulated today, on day 56. A rest cycle where we were…

Taking the Next Step

Today Roy and I met with one of our fertility doctors for an IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) consult. This month we are undergoing our 8th IUI (IntraUterine Insemination) procedure...and if we don't conceive this cycle, it was recommended that we move forward with the IVF process. We think the meeting went fairly well, but it…

Blessings in Traffic Jams and Other Trials

I spent most of today on the road or in a time of waiting. Not the most pleasant of circumstances, but it could most definitely be worse...and there were still positive things to be learned. My husband, Roy, and I drove to the fertility doctor's office in separate cars early this morning to prepare for…

A Needed Vacation and A New Cycle

The last month or so has had a lot of ups and downs. We had a negative pregnancy test after our last cycle. It was difficult to take, as we had tried so hard to do everything we could with the many injections, other medications, and all of the ultrasounds and blood drawings. It just…