How to Kill Time

The worst part about this whole thing is the waiting.  All the while we are supposed to be "regulating stress levels" which is so easy in this world of unknown.  Luckily I am well trained in the hurry up and wait world.  I did after all survive the military, and currently work for the government, …

Part Deux…

Okey dokey.  After a nice few weeks at home and being able to live in our normal routine again, we were ready to knock out part two.  Day one came and I made the much anticipated call to the clinic.  It was on a weekend, so I got to leave a voicemail. "Hey, just calling …

Let’s Do this

It's about bloody time!!!  No pun intended of course...Day 1 finally decided to show up, which means the next stage can start.  21 days to go, then I have to wait for another period (FML).  But once that stubborn SOB shows up, things really get interesting.  I start taking lovely hormones again and will have …

That Kid!

Recently we have been staying at my parents' place.  Our room and our daughter's room are next to each other on one side of the house, and the TV room is on the other side of the house and two floors down (basement).  In order to not keep the little one up past bed time, …

Gearing Down

Day 5 post retrieval came and I got another call from the egg dude.  We had 13 that were ready to put into the game,5 more that were still warming up and one more said "Peace!" and dropped the mic before walking out.  13 was already a good number, but back up is never a …

Eggs are a cooking!

Got the call from the egg dude today.  I'm pretty certain they have a fancier title than that, but I have not clue what it is.  Anyway, he let me know that all 19 fertilized eggs are holding strong and made it to Day 3.  16 of them are just solid and taking on the …

High Score

Got a call from the lab yesterday and the egg person provided details on the 28 suckers that the pulled out the day before.  Of the 28, 24 were mature. Of those 24, 19 were fertilized.  It was now just a waiting game to see how things go from there.  See, I'm an athlete and …

Growing Marbles!

After a day off, we made our way back to the doctors office for another peek and poke (bloodwork and TEI...argh).  The peek was conducted by another poor doc who had no idea what had walked in the door.  It was now day 8, the marbles were growing and I was definitely starting to feel …