The 2020 Cenus and the “other” mother

I was impressed to see the options for “same-sex” married and unmarried couples. What I found really unsettling, however is when asked the question below, this selection was the “correct” response.

Adoption

Adopting Amelia who was conceived via Reciprocal IVF

The T.W.W.

You may be wondering what TWW stands for, it is an acronym for “Two Week Wait.” It is the amount of time you have to wait after the transfer to find out if the embryo stuck and if the pregnancy is viable. Our wait was more like a week and a half, but that was…

May the embryos be ever in your favor: Transfer Day

(Somehow we lost the one in 18 between the car and the office) oops! My transfer was scheduled for 11:15 and they told me to arrive with a full bladder. They, unfortunately, were short 2 nurses and didn’t end up starting till about 12:30. I. Had. To. Pee. So. Bad. Apparently it’s not a form…

Survival before Transfer

So as you may have guessed, there were a lot of steps after Krystal’s Egg Retrieval and before that positive pregnancy test; allow me to recap. Day 9 – Things are going super smooth for me. I am on my 9th day of Estrogen and haven’t really noticed any changes aside from a horrible case…

Our next Adventure…

We’re Pregnant! That’s right we will be adding a little bun to our family! So here is what we know… We are due May 12, 2019 Baby is healthy and has a strong heartbeat (which we have heard twice) Morning All Day Sickness Sucks ass! (sorry there just isn’t a nice way to put it) Krystal…

Top 10 Must-Haves for the IVF

  Must-Haves for IVF  Organization: ($12.49) The goal before Embryo Transfer is to increase the thickness of the uterine lining. Because of this there are all sort of pills that I have to take throughout the day in order to stimulate lining growth. A simple Monday – Friday pill organizer was just not going to cut…

“A Little Less than Awesome”

Our doctors words before Krystal’s egg retrieval were, “Madi you are going to feel awesome in the next few weeks, Krystal…. you’ll feel a little less than awesome.” Oh how true these words were. Krystal seemed to be having a hard time bouncing back from the retrieval; between the nausea, bloating, dizziness, and vomiting she…

Egg Retrieval Day

We spent so long waiting for this day to arrive and it has come and gone before we could even realize it. Krystal did amazing for her Egg Retrieval and all the nurses and doctors were fabulous as usual at RMA. Krystal’s mom, Diana, came with us since I was going to have to work…

Suppression to Stimulation

For those of you who are curious below is a typical timeline for an IVF Cycle. Keep reading to see our progress. Suppression: (Attempt 1 – Day 28) Krystal’s suppression phase got off to a slow start. After starting birth control for the suppression part of  the IVF Cycle. We discovered at her baseline scan that…