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After an 8 year battle with infertility and countless struggles, our family is finally complete. This blog chronicles the journey it took for us to start and build the family we always wanted. Background on the blog (started in 2012, just days before I found out the embryo transfer for our son worked).... I decided to start a blog after realizing I have only been able to make it through my TWW's (two week waits) with the help of Google and with the openness of other women suffering from infertility sharing their own stories and giving others hope. I have time and time again found my exact symptoms on other women's blogs and felt an overwhelming sense of calmness they provided me. I thought it was time to pay it forward and hopefully provide this same thing to other women on their own journeys.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


I went a little overboard and bought a fifty-pack of what are fondly referred to as "internet cheapies" in the wonderful world of infertile speak.  They all expire come 2015 so I guess I have 349 days left to use all of these!

I am still on the fence about POASing (peeing on a stick) this go around.  We have been through 3 transfers to date.  The first two I did POAS and the last one I didn't.

  1. The first transfer, after POASing, it left me with a sense of grief....the "why didn't this work" grief.   But at least it prepared for me my negative beta.   
  2. The second tranfer I POASed as well and I actually got a POSITIVE result.  Of course I was over the moon and called my ENTIRE family to tell them I was pregnant.  The very next day I POASed again and it was fainter than the day before.  The very next day after that I again POASed and it was clearly negative.  My beta test confirmed that I had a chemical pregnancy.  I was pregnant long enough to have the chemicals in my system but that's about it.  
  3. So when the third transfer rolled around, Mike and I swore we wouldn't POAS.  And we stuck to our guns.  Then we got the call that changed our lives forever that we were pregnant.  Ironically, after that call, I POASed like a hundred times (first one / other ones) just because I wanted to see that glorius BFP (big fat positive)!!!
I probably will POAS this go around.   I don't think I have the will power NOT to!

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