First ultrasound

Yesterday morning, we had an early ultrasound appointment to check whether our embryos implanted. I realized the night before that I was pretty nervous. That’s the curse of the Internet-I’ve ready too many IVF blogs. So many families have faced the heartache of chemical pregnancies, ectopic pregnancies and miscarriage. Continue reading

A day in the life of the IVF patient

When we decided on IVF, I hadn’t put a lot of thought in to how the day to day process might impact our routine. Some women quit their jobs to focus on getting pregnant. That is not my testimony. I work from home full time and have a somewhat flexible schedule. However, I also have a kindergartner on a set school and bed schedule and it’s ideal that I get my work finished between the hours of 8:00-5:00.

Thus far, I’d rate the entire IVF process as “manageable” but it has definitely introduced some new challenges. Continue reading