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 …

Progress…I Think

Day 5 of turning my stomach into a pin cushion and I am still not used to this crap.  There were a couple days where I took it like a boss, but the hesitation keeps sneaking back it.  That shot that I do in the morning stings like a mofo and I cuss it out …

Shots!

Holy moly, I was not looking forward to this.  Despite my many tattoos, I am not a fan of needles by any means, but after a 5 day break, it was game time.  First chunk of treatment called for a shot in the morning and shot in the night, all in my well cushioned belly.  …

Ball is in Play

The waiting game was brutal. All the ducks were in line except for the fact that Health Canada changed the rules between baby one and baby two.  The donor signed a form declaring that he hadn’t had certain illnesses or health issues within five years.  Although that was good enough for many years, including the …

The Consult

The date was set and all we had to do was get down there.  We shoved the family in the car and made the 12 hour trek, praising the inventor of the portable DVD player for amusing our toddler on the way.  As we were attending the fertility clinic to get the down-low on how …

The Referral

Let's rewind to over a year ago.  Now that I had decided that this was going to happen, the next step was to go get a referral.  Not only can you not just walk into a fertility clinic, but you generally have to wait a good chunk of time so I wanted to get at'er. …