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Not Sure Why I Expected Anything Different from this Cycle!

May 13, 2021

It seems like it’s been forever since we started this. I had my first appointment on April 26th (2 weeks post-op). I started Letrozole then went back for another check. Then after that check, I started Gonal F. Went back in a few days, another check. Upped the dose of Gonal F, another check. Now I’m still on it and another check. We’re now one month post-op. IVF…

Mother’s Day Gifts for the Stressed Out & Trying to Conceive

May 3, 2021

Listen, going through trying to conceive, whether traditionally, or with the help of a fertility doctor it is stressful as fuck. And most aren’t parents yet, though, with embryos on ice, my friend said “you’re a mama now regardless!” It hit me like a ton of bricks because she’s right. However, in the pursuit of trying to have a baby it’s stressful, hard as fuck, and taxing on…

How To: Inject Gonal F + Menopur During IVF

February 21, 2021

I wanted to share some videos to hopefully help make all of this easier for someone. I am lucky that I didn’t bruise the way I’ve seen others do it and don’t mind needles. So it all went pretty smoothly! How To: Gonal F + Menopur Every day. 2x a day. The week leading up to egg retrieval. 💉 These help the follicles mature and grow and produce…

Oh Hello, Follicles! So Fucking Happy To See You!

February 13, 2021

We’ve got an update, and yes I’m gonna fucking post them all! We’ve (I say we because we’re all in this together) got 10 FOLLICLES! I think they entered one of them wrong because on the video the biggest are 14 and 18, and I think someone typed 13 instead. Either way, 10 are growing and being monitored. So yesterday we switched up meds a bit. I stopped…

What in the Actual IVF is Going On?

February 5, 2021

Finding out that test was negative was like someone kicked me right in the gut, right where it hurt the most. Why the fuck isn’t this working? I’ve never had any issues, irregular periods, nothing. But this left me in a weird spot. A big decision to make. I have one, yes ONE vial left of my chosen donor. And let me tell you, I kick myself in…

The Result That No One Fucking Wanted.

February 2, 2021

Getting through this post is going to be tough and it’s probably going to be short. I’m sobbing as I’m typing this. A big fat fucking negative. I was so good. I didn’t test. I got super nauseous Saturday evening, ended up throwing up at dinner. Semi-nauseous the next day. I thought I had to be! No period yet; I have to be pregnant. I’m not. I cheated…

The Two-Week Wait, Is Not Fucking Fast Enough.

January 27, 2021

Alright, so we’re about a week through the two-week wait. Someone suggested I tested out my trigger shot. Which basically allows you to see how long it takes for the shot to leave your body. The line was barely visible by day 8 past trigger shot. I decided to stop testing because otherwise, I knew I’d get anxious about the result one way or another. Plus it takes…