2nd Genetics Appointment

DH was diagnosed with a chromosomal abnormality back in August, and we had met with our Genetics Counsellor at our fertility clinic in September. I can’t say enough good things about our GC. She’s absolutely amazing. We had sent DH’s parents for the same cytogenetics test, and she emailed to tell me that there was no news yet in case I was wondering. How amazing is that?? She reaches out before I do!

Anyway, we met with another GC yesterday at Women’s Hospital yesterday because our GC recommended we talk to as many people as we can. Luckily, the new GC, had pretty much the same opinion about DH’s abnormality as our first GC. Essentially, the abnormality shouldn’t affect the health of the embryos, and future babies. If the embryo makes it to implantation, chances are, it’s a healthy embryo. Continue reading

Here we go again…

I think I’m currently in TWW. I mentioned last week, that I got a blinky smiley for 8 straight days, and I had run out of tests in the pack and it was still blinking. I didn’t want to open a new box of OPKs so I just stopped testing, and relied on BD’ing every other day. So my temp finally “spiked” two days ago. I’m hesitant about calling this a spike because my temp is still really low compared to what my BBT is for a high temp. However, it is .2 celsius higher than my previous day, and it’s been “high” for 2 straight days. Continue reading

Random Rant – Gimme my Gingerbread Latte

GBread-LatteThis is very trivial, but at the same time, annoys me immensely. I wait all year to have a Gingerbread Latte from Starbucks. It’s my thing every year – Red Cups + Gingerbread Lattes.

I know Starbucks’ holiday season started on Nov. 1st in the US. I assumed it would be the same in Canada. So off I walked to my local Starbucks on Nov. 1st, and everything was still white, and pumpkin spiced out. I was annoyed, but no big deal, I’ll wait a couple days for my Gingerbread Latte. Continue reading

Interesting Article On Egg Freezing

IVF ArtEgg freezing has been in the media lately with Facebook, Apple, and now NASA announcing they will pay for egg freezing. Instead of talking about the ethics and moral of egg freezing, this article gives some technical insight into how eggs are frozen. It’s a quick and interesting read!