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For those following along..

I previously blogged at http://loveshackbaby.wordpress.com but took a year hiatus and then started this blog. You can still view my old entries.

Today I added some of the blog links that I followed on the old blog- you can find links to blogs I like if you click on the top right icon with the three lines.  You can now see our timeline on that page (newly added) and I freshened up my theme. I suppose if I’m going to regularly blog here I should at least make it look nice and be user friendly. 🙂

This blog is not specific to trying-to-conceive but it might be heavy on that stuff during certain times while we are trying. I’m going to attempt to dedicate more time to being a good blogger- posting photos, sharing recipes, etc. Prepare to be amazed!

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calming

I feel like the calm before the storm. We have selected our donor and will put in our order on Day 1 of my next cycle. Can you believe that? It seems like a fairy tale world that we are living in. I’m sure the anxiety will kick in closer to my period. I am not tracking anything whatsoever.. no temping, no opk’s, nada. I’m going to be as hands off of the tracking as I possibly can be. That saves me stress of wondering about everything every day. Such a relief.

 

I’m following a few new blogs and hoping to make new blog friends. I don’t think many of my previous blog friends followed me over after my 13 month break from blogging. So, welcome new readers and Thanks to those that followed me over.

Hold on to your hats

Yesterday we had our appointment with the Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE). We discussed our options and our history. I really like the doctor because she’s right to the point but personable at the same time. She wants us to try 3 IUI (intrauterine insemination) with Clomid and then we’ll revisit if still no luck. Perhaps I should try a new medication after that or consider something else altogether. We are excited to report that my insurance covers pretty much everything but the sperm. I know so many people who struggle with costs for fertility treatment and, luckily, I do not have to struggle. If we have to venture into IVF, we will have to figure it out because my insurance provider doesn’t cover it whatsoever. 

Now we are shopping for sperm and narrowing down what we want in a donor. We aren’t very picky but we want someone who has some physical characteristics of C. I’m not as concerned with their specific hobbies or personality. Our kid will be awesome because we will raise him/her to be that way. 

We are mentally preparing ourselves for the awesomeness (sarcasm) of Clomid and lots of early morning visits for blood draws. We are also preparing ourselves for what was once a very stressful and difficult process. I’m not always sure that I can handle pregnancy but I am willing to give it a try again. I have a mantra to try everything twice. We dedicated several years to trying to conceive and got worn down big time. We took a year off and feel a lot more relaxed going into the process. Hopefully this is our year! 

Rescheduled

The appointment we were supposed to have today has been postponed until April 21st. Why do they tell you one appointment time and then confirm you for another the day before? Grr.. so 2 more weeks of waiting for the appointment.

Meanwhile, I had been considering some serious life changes and then I decided to take some time away from thinking about all of that. I have this tendency to get a great idea and jump head first. Right now I’m trying to think about one thing at a time instead of letting my great idea carry me away. This is the first time that I’ve actually not went full speed ahead on an idea and I think it might be okay to really think about my big decisions before deciding off the bat that they are good. Oh no, am I becoming an adult and losing my spontaneity? Scary thought, I love that about myself!

We made an appointment with our Reproductive Endocrinologist. The date is April 9th. I’m really nervous and excited. We’ll see what she has to say, explore some options and then go from there.