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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.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Drinks, Glaze, and Sex...and Coffee

So, I know alcohol isn't good for egg quality.  But last night was ladies night and it was BYOB at Claytopia.  So, I brought one bottle of Angry Orchard and got my paint on with my girls.  I painted a unicorn and drank my drink and was even a little buzzed by the end.  I had to leave early to have the sex since I'll be ovulating in a few days.  The girls all laughed and I agreed to name my baby Clay if some how miraculously this month I conceive.  lol.   Always praying for a miracle.

Addendum.... I even got a pumpkin spice latte this morning - caffeine is the devil for eggs.  I just craved the caffeine rush today.   I'll be kicking myself later when only 50% of my eggs fertilize.  Must.  Stop.  Bad.  Behavior!  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Alive, Trying and Waiting

Just checking in.  I'm still alive.  Still taking a plethora of supplements for 90 days pre-IVF to boost egg quality.  After finding out both my tubes were miraculously open, we eagerly "tried" this month naturally (as we do every month but this one we were more positive) to make a sibling for Victor.  Anyways, it was a bust.  I got my LH surge on cycle day 17 and had my period on cycle day 27.   Doesn't that seem like an awfully short luteal phase?  Guess it doesn't matter with medicated IVF but it is very disheartening knowing that even with two tubes open, I probably don't have enough progesterone support internally to support life.  :(

Friday, August 1, 2014

Clinic Stats

Not gonna lie....pretty pumped about my new clinic's success rates.   My new RE even shared the 2013 stats (they are still coming in as people from the end of last year are still delivering their babies) and they are even better than 2012.  She was showing me as high as 83% for a fresh day 5 transfer (which I've never done for the record).   Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for Mike and I as we head into IVF #3 this October (taking DHEA supplements for 90 days, hence the long wait to start).   Oh, I highlighted the row with the most meaningful stat....

2013 Stats: