I don’t have any sisters, but I consider one of my cousins to be a sister. She’s the one I vent to about DH, work, family and pretty much everything else. But for some reason, I didn’t feel comfortable telling her that we were having problems TTC. It could be because in the beginning, I was telling her about my TTC apps, BBT, EWCM, and all the fun technical stuff that no one finds interesting unless you were actually TTC. Instead of being supportive, she told me to relax….multiple times. She didn’t believe me when I suspected we had problems. Eventually, I just stopped telling her about TTC. Continue reading
As I sit here drinking my morning caffeinated coffee, I think about all the delicious food that I would need to give up once we’re seriously TTC (we’re just casually TTC’ing now because of the genetics issues). What’s the hardest thing for you to give up?
For me, it would NOT be alcohol, I love my wine, but I can easily go without. Coffee might be hard, but I have given up coffee for Lent before, and it wasn’t bad at all. I could always substitute decaf if I was going stir crazy for coffee. The hardest thing for me would be SUSHI!! I could eat sushi EVERY SINGLE DAY OF MY LIFE! My mouth is salivating right now just thinking about it. The rich, fatty tuna so smooth in my mouth, the crunch of the seaweed. I might need to get sushi for dinner tonight. #nomnom
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Before we even started TTC (or even married!), my SIL gave me her copy of Taking Charge Of Your Fertility. I read that book cover to cover in a couple days, and that’s when I started tracking my cycles. I was just doing it for fun at first, but quickly became obsessed with tracking my temperature, cervical mucus, and eventually my cervix. Continue reading
The only thing I can do is think of a funny title. It’s been a little over a week since my world has come crashing down. As you know, DH has an extremely low sperm count. I was beginning to be comfortable with that. He still has sperm, so IVF is an option. It will be a very trying, and expensive process, but it is still an option.
Then, last Monday happened…
DH has been really stressed, and exhausted the last few months. He started a new job at the beginning of the year, and it’s been hard for him to not be the big fish in a small pond anymore. He was so excited to start this new job, he had nothing but positive, and grand things to say about his new employer…before he even started to work. Continue reading
I figured it might be worthwhile to keep track of how much we spend on TTC. I will probably be depressed knowing how much I spent, but I think it’s good to keep track.
How much have you spent on TTC? Let me know in the comments below!
When we set up our appointment at the fertility clinic, we were given a big list of tests to do before our appointment. One of the tests I had to get done was a hysterosalpinogram, or HSG. It is essentially an X-ray to see if your tubes are clear. It needs to be done after your period, but before CD 12.
I did some research on the test, and a lot of women said it as one of the most painful things they had ever gone through. I was quiet nervous going to the test, and I was worried I wouldn’t be able to go back to work that day. Continue reading
The overall experience was interesting. The first time I visited the clinic was about two months ago, when my OB brought me down to the office to schedule a consult. When I was there the first time, it was a ghost town. But today, I saw 4 – 5 couples coming to and from their appointments. It made me feel good to see that we’re not alone in our struggle, but at the same time, I also felt bad that these couples were going through a similar thing. Continue reading