Waddle it Be?

I cannot tell you how many times Krystal said, “Screw the party, I want to know now.” But we held out till our Gender Reveal as hard as it might of been on our patience.  Since we found out extremely close to the Holidays we decided to go for a winter theme, with Penguins! Most…

First Trimester

As you can see from the lack of pictures, I was not feeling myself throughout the entirety of the first trimester. These were probably the only three days in 3 months that I put on make-up…not an exaggeration I promise. (Countdown Calendar from BATZkids Milestone Blankets.) 6 Weeks: We had our first ultrasound on Sept….

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…

Are you ready to see “our” Fixer Upper?

The month of May was pure chaos… well really it was just the last 15 days. We decided a several months ago to move into my Father-in-law’s rental house when our lease was up. It needed some TLC, so we decided to take posession a few weeks before we needed to be out of our…

Date Night at the O’Briens

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“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…