Oh my God, Becky, look at that needle!

Oh my God, Becky, look at that needle!

I'm taking a trigger shot for this round of IUI, and the needle they've given me could be mistaken for a rapier.
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Egg Hunt

Egg Hunt

This Easter, our doctor goes looking for a different kind of eggs. Super ovulation has been successful, which means our chances - and risks - are higher.
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Moods

Moods

Side effects of artificial hormones finally come by for lunch. Hopefully, they aren't here to stay.
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Back in the Game

Back in the Game

A new chapter of our fertility treatments begins with injectable medications. And some anxiety around needles.
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Why Not Adopt?

Why Not Adopt?

It seems the most common question for infertile couples is "Why don't you adopt?" 

I explain our reasons (both logical and emotional) for why adoption isn't for our family and why that isn't necessarily the best question to ask.

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Is this the end?

Is this the end?

At the end of our third round of IUI, we get additional guidance about where we go from here. And they're tough decisions.
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Down With the Sadness

Down With the Sadness

I haven’t been able to pull myself out of the sadness I felt when we found out that Round 2 wasn’t successful, so I prepare for a third procedure while not feeling great
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Round 3 - Fight!

Round 3 - Fight!

We begin Round 3 of IUI with a new medication that has new and fun side effects.
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Coupled Disappointment

Coupled Disappointment

When you combine your sadness and disappointment to that of your spouse, it doesn't add, it multiplies.
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Krazy Krunchy Mommy

Krazy Krunchy Mommy

The time has come for IUI number 2, and it's turned me into a super-granola crunchy hippie with crystals. Because, why not?
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Silent pain

Silent pain

Musings from a particularly hard day. Should probably be ignored, really.
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Further complications

Further complications

A new diagnosis by a psychiatrist results in new medications as well as new risks.
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