Monday, August 26, 2013

New RE!!

Last Friday, Garr and I met with our new RE. She had us hooked from the beginning as she corrected our fertility assumptions we have made. She showed us our lab results and exam images and carefully explained what she saw, what it means, and how we should adjust our plan accordingly. We developed a plan together, actually. She had the procedures we anticipated perusing mapped out and explained day by day. Yes! We loved that!! 

So here is where we are today: 
CD 33, at CD 35 I'm calling into the clinic to see why my cycle hasn't started. 

I need to get my chicken pox vaccine

Garr sees his urologist on September 9th!

I have lose approximately 12lbs this month. (Yap, she straight up told me that I needed to lose weight, finally.)

I have to go in for this very inclusive genetic test that will get done when my insurance kicks in.

We will only do a treatment if I am ovulating from my right side since my left tube may or may not be blocked. 

We aren't scheduled to start our first treatment until October (wedding month) and we're totally fine with that.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Case of the Mondays

I have spent the past five years trying to conceive. I have spent the past 25% of my life failing at becoming a mother. I have spent a quarter of my time on earth anticipating being a mother at any moment Today I failed another pregnancy test. And I'm overwhelmed with sadness. I am sad that this is the norm for me. My entire adult life my normal is failing to get pregnant while my fertile family and friends do it on whims most of which are accidental. Today does not feel like a good day. Today is when I realized that I have never succeeded so what makes me think for a second that I ever will?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

It's time

I have long been overdue to start this particular journey. I am going to start running marathons. Baby steps 5K first then we'll graduate to 10K status before we move on to the big ol 42.

First things first, I have to get myself running 5K before I can even think about entertaining the full marathons.

September 13th is the Electric Run in Raleigh, I missed the one in Charlotte. I have about 5 weeks to be able to run 5K efficiently. So I have to improve by .62 miles a week. Sounds easy enough.

Training starts tonight! Anyone with me?


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Quote of the Day

"You never know what life with bring so make the most of every opportunity and celebrate as many wonderful moments that you can." -a ttc veteran