The last 14 days of my life feel as if they've happened to another person. There have been lessons re-learned, grace, excitement, terror, pain, joy... all of it. I EXPECTED to have an IUI this month. I did not expect to find out that I'd mucked up the schedule. I EXPECTED to pull up my … Continue reading Great expectations.
It's been five days since our green light showed up. Give or take a few hours. My head is full and I'm walking a delicate line of unabashed HOPE and frozen fear. Angels on my shoulders, demons in my shadow. My angels are many. We have benefactors who are making this way forward a reality. … Continue reading Angels and Demons
WordPress is happily telling me that it's been nine days since I last blogged. It's been a relatively quiet couple of weeks, busy getting ready for a vacation week and then taking that time. Our couples counselor suggested we "live in the moment" while doing the hurry up and wait dance with tests and doctor … Continue reading Reality check in.
"Pick me! Pick me!" We've all heard that refrain in our youth. Usually, it was heard standing in a line, watching the cool kids (or who became the cool kids) stand across from us, measure up their peers to the task and preparing to name their team. Youthful exuberance, innocence, and excitement caused us to … Continue reading Pick me! Pick me!
I mean really... *so many tests* and more to come. If you're just starting out, dipping your toe into the wide world of reproductive medicine, expect to be poked, prodded, and drained while you get your feet wet and try to catch the stork. Our fact gathering mission, I mean "appointment," has come and gone … Continue reading More tests than the SAT.
I love a good omelette; but those are not the eggs I have scrambling my brain today. It's another doctor visit I should be leaving for in about forty-five minutes. Today is "Consult Day" at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. How the hell did I get here? See the very first post I made, have a look … Continue reading Eggs on my mind.