Chapter Thirty Three: Jump-start of Hope

We’ve picked a new egg donor and I’m really happy about who we’ve chosen. I don’t know her name or even what country she lives in but she has given me a rejuvenation of hope and I am grateful to her. She’s quite young with beautiful green eyes, a lovely smile and a bachelor’s degree. … Continue reading Chapter Thirty Three: Jump-start of Hope

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Chapter Thirty Two: Body Break

Well, it’s pretty clear that lately I haven’t been “keeping fit and having fun” like those terrible lifestyle commercials from the 90's. The next few months are my chance to regain a bit of healthy balance and I’m actually really looking forward to starting up exercising again. I never thought I’d ever be saying that … Continue reading Chapter Thirty Two: Body Break

Chapter Thirty One: Falling Far From The Tree? 

I wonder if my child will take after me - like the old phrase about apples falling close to the tree. Does it only apply in reference to genetic children? The last embryo with genetic ties to me (made using eggs donated by my sister) has now been transferred from the lab to my body. … Continue reading Chapter Thirty One: Falling Far From The Tree? 

Chapter Thirty: Double Double Toil and Trouble

Well I guess you could say the witch's brew of hormones and magic didn't work. I am still not pregnant after the double embryo transfer last month. We are heartbroken; a feeling we have grown very accustomed to month after month. I try my best to protect my heart, but the sting is still incredibly … Continue reading Chapter Thirty: Double Double Toil and Trouble

Chapter Twenty Nine: Strapped in for the Ride

This morning was another ultrasound in preparation for yet another frozen embryo transfer. The doctor seemed very happy with my endometrial lining at 9.3mm and our decision to transfer two embryos on Sunday. Prednisone was added to my protocol today as well. It's meant more for women with recurring miscarriage to lower your immunity so … Continue reading Chapter Twenty Nine: Strapped in for the Ride

Chapter Twenty Eight: Relax! It’s Just a Scratch…

The endometrial scratch I had a few days ago was quite a bit worse than last time but maybe that's a good thing. I had a different doctor this time and she really scraped me up. Hopefully that translates to a super awesome endometrial lining next month.  While she was shoving a catheter into my … Continue reading Chapter Twenty Eight: Relax! It’s Just a Scratch…

Chapter Twenty Five: Stuck in the Infertility Flowchart

You know the charts I mean, where each step is a box and you follow the arrows to the next box? This flowchart is supposed to end with pregnancy.  At first my wait was exciting; thinking I could be pregnant in just a few months. Then it turned to frustration waiting to see if I … Continue reading Chapter Twenty Five: Stuck in the Infertility Flowchart