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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…

Surprise! I Finally Have an Update.

March 23, 2021

I swear I just posted but I realized it’s been a while. I keep Instagram the most up-to-date, for sure. But in case you missed those, here’s the latest update. From the PGS testing, I got results on 2 embryos! 1 of them didn’t get enough cells initially, so I had to wait another week while they thawed it, re-biopsied it, and retested it. Stressful! Then we finally…

My Egg Retrieval Surgery & the Embaby Updates!

February 25, 2021
IVF Egg retrieval results! Embryo count

Oh man, it was a whirlwind of a week. The meds, the prep, having mom fly in, and getting ready to go. Wednesday was a lot. 4 shots in one sitting. Gonal F + Menopur mixed together, Cetrotide, and 2 trigger shots of Luprolide and Novarel. One of them, the one that goes in your butt, has quite a large needle. So that was fun. Had to wake…

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…

Shots Have Proven to be Drastically Different in Your 30s.

February 10, 2021

Really, though. No one warned me just how drastically different taking shots look when you’re in your 30s, especially when trying to have a baby alone. I swapped vodka shots for IVF shots. And I don’t regret it a second, even now. Last week I had to pay the $15,000 upfront. YIKES. If it weren’t for my amazing parents, this would have been a struggle. The past 12…

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…