Giving Thanks · Infertility · Prayers · Remedies

OUCH! {The things most people don’t prepare you for}

Ten p.m. rolled around last night, and I was scouring the kitchen for something new…something salty…something that would relieve the incredibly painful bloating and cramping. Then, I found them. Pickles. 220 mg of Sodium per dill spear. Just the ticket. Follow that up with some salty, cheesy crackers and some trail mix, and then wash… Continue reading OUCH! {The things most people don’t prepare you for}

Giving Thanks · Infertility · New Resources · Prayers · Remedies

334 Licks {And other important numbers}

334 licks. Not likes. Licks. Thanks to an amazing friend who sent me to Houston with a thoughtful care package, including a lollipop for the waiting rooms and times.  While I was coming out of the fog of my anesthesia (quite a delightful fog, too, I might add), I assigned DH to counting. And count… Continue reading 334 Licks {And other important numbers}

Infertility

Finally On the Calendar {And Other Ethical Questions}

My “cute,” slow-growing follicles have finally been deemed ready. Surgical retrieval has been scheduled for Sunday morning at 9 a.m.. EEEK! 25 injections in the past 13 days, and too many vaginal ultrasounds to count span this period of follicular preparation. Blood work until my arms are bruised and my vein rolls mark the time,… Continue reading Finally On the Calendar {And Other Ethical Questions}