Category Trying to Conceive

When in doubt, poas (pee on a stick)

After some time for reflection on my last doctor’s appointment, I did what any normal woman would do. I spent $23 on 7 ovulation sticks (with free pregnancy test included!). The doctor seemed to think that I should have been ovulating just about the time I saw her, but I have my doubts about the…
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Surrounded by genius

I don’t know how I lucked out, but man did I ever grow up with some amazingly talented people. Two in particular stand out at the moment. One is my brother who by day is a very enthusiastic music director for a school district, and by night (and day) is an extremely talented musician and scientist -a music scientist…
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A letter in recognition of my self-centeredness

Dear Interwebs, When you spend so many of your days in angst over your own (in)fertility, and lamenting each and every pregnancy announcement, it’s easy to forget that it really isn’t all about YOU. There are other people that have things that make them stressed and freaked out, things that are baby related,  things that…
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And then she said ‘I think I’ve done all I can do for you’

So, that was an interesting trip to the doctors. She’s so lovely, so upbeat, so wanting it all to go right. But it’s not. I’m not like her other patient who, after struggling for 6 months to conceive (HA!), has suddenly fallen pregnant after borrowing the practice copy of ‘Making Babies’. HOLY CRAP, THERE’S A…
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How to get rid of symptoms 101

I should have known this would happen. What started with 5 days of back aches, cramping and very slight spotting and progressed into 5 days of worse back aches and bleeding, and then progressed to 5 days of light cramping and spotting has ended with me calling the doctors for an appointment to figure out…
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Feeling a bit sheepish (omg, how embarrassed!)

I don’t know how to start this post other than to say that I got my hopes up, only to have them drop off the cliff on the other side. I’m such a boob! After 6 days of lower back aches, 3 home pregnancy tests and generally feeling rubbish for the week, Thursday brought confirmation that this…
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Just when I thought my teenage years were over

I am growing a second head on my face. Look at the size of that thing! It’s above my left eye and has been growing since 5pm. I think it should take over my head by the end of the night. No bad thing if it’s smarter than me, really. This is either some wicked…
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This just in…

Nothing to share. I’m 3 tests down with just a single line each. In both my previous (unsuccessful) pregnancies I didn’t get a positive until 7 and 5 days after I was due, which I have always assumed was because they were weak pregnancies doomed to fail. Maybe I’m not, and maybe I am. If I am,…
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Two week wait – a reoccurring nightmare

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Wah! I’m in the two week wait! And, as always, IT SUCKS. The games that my body plays with me during these 14 days are insane. Is that a twinge in my abdomen? Am I constipated or cramping? Back ache! Is that from yesterdays hike, or is…
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