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IVF – Milestones

Waiting. The biggest universal of infertility treatment. There are so many kinds of waiting, many of them with their own acronyms. There’s the wait for your next appointment, for CD1 (first day of your period), the TWW (two week wait … Continue reading

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IVF – Priming in pictures

There are altogether too many meds to rely on my memory alone, so of course I had to drum up a spreadsheet .. Measuring out my life in pills…

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IVF – Priming phase for cycle #1

Bird’s Eye Summary I have started priming with a bunch of vitamins and hormones for the IVF cycle. After priming, the stimulation phase should begin approximately July 11th, 2019. I will stimulate for around 10 days and then the tentative … Continue reading

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IVF – Initial testing for cycle #1

Initial Consult On April 8th, 2019 I had my first appointment with Dr. G and it was super informative and straight-forward. He was empathetic and seemed quite optimistic. He addressed my concern about my history of post-anesthesia delirium in a … Continue reading

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IVF – Introduction

I’m diving back into updating this sadly neglected blog so that anyone who’s interested can follow along with our IVF journey. I have relied so much on the support of friends and family this past year, which has been just … Continue reading

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6 months 2 weeks

                            Photo dump! Emily is getting more mobile every day. She can now sit on her own for several minutes at a time, and can scoot with … Continue reading

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October 2017 – 6 months

Fall is always my favorite season, since it reminds me of running cross country in high school. The crisp air and the smell of rotting leaves always bring a promise of new beginnings, new chances to run fast, study hard, … Continue reading

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5 months

Well, hello there. It’s been a while. Here’s another photo dump!

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4 months 3 weeks – Leaps

Emily has definitely been leaping this past week! According to the Wonder Weeks she’s going through Leap #4, which is all about Events. It’s hard to describe what an “event” is (isn’t that just, everything that happens? Do newborns really … Continue reading

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4 months 3 weeks – Occupational Therapy

Emily is in an early intervention program which is a federally funded program that kids can take advantage of if they were premature or otherwise have developmental issues. At first I was ambivalent about this. It’s hard for me to … Continue reading

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4.5 months – First trip to the library

Since Emily has been doing such a great job with head stability, we’re trying out front-facing her in the carrier. Results were mixed, and I don’t think this is a permanent change. If only because I can’t tell whether Emily … Continue reading

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4 months 2 weeks – Marg and Phil visit Part 3 – Birthday

After a day at the Dunes, we had even more reason to celebrate – it was Margan’s 65th birthday! So we had cake and celebrations. A wonderful way to round out the trip!

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