Just a few months ago I was whining about how often I had to go to the reproductive endocrinologist’s office to get my follicles checked. It was a lot: the first round of hard-core injectables, I went for follicle monitoring every 2-3 days for almost three straight weeks. I’ve seen my fair share of ultrasound … More The Upsides of a Weird Pregnancy
Now that I’m settling in to the idea that I’m pregnant, and with some cautious optimism, we should have a baby coming later this year, I’m starting to think more about what it is that made the last cycle “the cycle” for pregnancy success over all the other ones. It’s a question I’ve been asked a … More What We Did Differently
Round two of hard-core fertility drugs did the trick for Team Ralph! We’re expecting in November 2017 and so far, things are looking good. Here’s how it happened (outside of the obvious): Cycle day one started after our camping trip in February. After a baseline ultrasound, I took letrozole on cycle days three-seven, just as … More Sexquestered on Beach Weekend
File this under: two-week-wait rants. We are one week into a two-week-wait that seems like it’s taken about four months. This cycle has been crazy long because our nurse and doctor were pretty conservative with stimulating my follicles. That was a little agonizing, but going to the ER with ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome definitely would have been worse. … More Everything is a Pregnancy Symptom If You Google Hard Enough
If you had asked me what “stimming” was a week ago, I would have had no idea. Now… I’m intimately familiar with the concept. Last week I had a cycle day 14 ultrasound to see how this month’s follicles were coming in. I was super jazzed to go in and find out after getting the … More Shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, Everybody
The two-week-wait concept cracks me up. It feels more like a 31-day wait. Or a series of two-day waits… over and over and over again. I am antsy pretty much every day of the babymaking process, waiting around for the next opportunity to be one step closer to a pregnancy. When my period starts, I’m already … More 31-Day Wait
My head is still spinning a little bit from the morning’s fertility consult with our reproductive endocrinologist. There’s still a lot we need to wait and find out, but I walked out of that office a happy lady. Michael on the other hand: not so much. It was our first time visiting this doctor and … More Missing Cysts!