Stims Day 5: Follicle Check!

Yesterday was CD10 and stims day 5. I went in for my follicle check. I’d been having fertile mucus so I had high hopes. My actual doctor ended up doing the scan, which was great! Usually a medical fellow does the scan (though my baseline was done by the head of the clinic) so I… Continue reading Stims Day 5: Follicle Check!

Micro Dose Lupron Flare: Day 4

I've almost always been spared from side effects of medications. There have been only a two instances I can recall I've experienced them. This Lupron, tho... It's knocking me out and it's only a micro dose! I'm not even on full strength as some women are. The day I started Lupron I can't even get… Continue reading Micro Dose Lupron Flare: Day 4

Two Follicles and a Cyst.

This morning’s baseline ultrasound revealed a 10x13mm cyst on my left ovary, and two whole antral follicles on my right ovary. Ugh. Now I wait for the call to find out if the cyst is going to cancel my cycle or not, and even if it’s not cancelled, I mean, two follicles. The doctor who… Continue reading Two Follicles and a Cyst.

Micro Dose Lupron Flare w/Estrogen Priming: Go!

I had my IVF class on Saturday at my clinic. There were six other couples/women there. All I have to say is that I am so grateful that I follow my blogs and read my Facebook IVF groups because I almost could have taught that class. The instructor was awesome and really engaging, but she… Continue reading Micro Dose Lupron Flare w/Estrogen Priming: Go!

Fertile Heart Workshop Experience

I am having a difficult time finishing my review of Julia Indichova’s Fertile Heart workshop. I enjoyed it very much. I’m glad I went. I am glad that we did it and the experience has given me some tools for creating a more positive mental space for myself. I did buy her audio downloads for… Continue reading Fertile Heart Workshop Experience

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and Tiffany’s

Today is cycle day 17 and I am 99% sure I am ovulating. You know what that means? I’m ovulating nearly on time again! I used to ovulate on CD 16 like clockwork until this past January. In January, I ovulated a week late and had a 35 day cycle and I attributed it to… Continue reading Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and Tiffany’s

One Year: What Can Change, What Can’t Change

This is the kind of thing that I resist on a daily basis. I work at a university but I work in the foodservice part of that and this picture is from a recipe testing from our bakery. If it’s not this, it’s literal non-stop product samples, work lunches, or event dinners. I’ve been turning… Continue reading One Year: What Can Change, What Can’t Change