Christmas Traditions

Growing up, my family was always pretty big on traditions. You know, the things we do every year no matter what. Over time the family has added some new traditions to our list and my little family with Paul and Savannah has added a new one as well. (more…)

Progesterone In Oil

These things are what nightmares are made of!
These things are what nightmares are made of!

After finding out that the Endometrin was irritating my cervix and causing me to bleed I decided I needed a different form of progesterone. Now every night I get these lovely progesterone in oil injections and this is what they look like. (more…)

OB Ultrasound #1

Our little peanut steadily growing!
Our little peanut steadily growing!
I was sure it would be too early to hear the heartbeat but we got a delightful surprise!
I was sure it would be too early to hear the heartbeat but we got a delightful surprise!

Paul and I went to Dr. Fisch’s office for our first OB ultrasound on December 17th. At 6 weeks and 6 days I was feeling every early pregnancy symptom and had no doubts as to what we would see but Paul was still pretty nervous. He sat next to me while my legs were up in the air, something that is still so weird to me! (more…)

Super Easy Pasta Pesto

This recipe is fast, easy, and cheap! Plus it makes for great leftovers.
This recipe is fast, easy, and cheap! Plus it makes for great leftovers.

We love eating pasta when I’m feeling a little lazy in the kitchen or I’m looking for something cheap to mix in the week’s menu. Lately however, any type of red sauce has made me really sick so I’m discovering my love of a good basil pesto sauce! You can choose to homemake it, which would taste a bit better, but I went the lazy route and picked up a jar of it at my local Vons. (more…)

Beta #2

Between beta #1 and beta #2 I bleed every single day and have the worst cramps I have ever had. I’m completely miserable but trying to not let it show. One day I even decide to take another home pregnancy test just to check. It was a much stronger positive but I still felt like something was wrong. (more…)

Beta #1

November 24th is finally here! I got a super faint positive on a home pregnancy test but have continued to bleed. I’m excited but also really nervous about the results, especially since I’ll be receiving the results while I’m at work. (more…)

Hope For Baby

Our "Hope For All" card from church.
Our “Hope For All” card from church.

At church we’re going through a series called “Hope For All.” Basically it’s all about how through God we can find hope. It seemed the perfect series to go through during the holiday season but it was especially meaningful for Paul and I as we go through our IVF journey. (more…)

Breaking The Rules

During your waiting period before the beta test you’re not really supposed to take a home pregnancy test. The trigger shot could give you a false positive or you could be testing really early, giving you a false negative. Well, I’m a rule breaker. Oops.  (more…)

Our Not So 2WW

If infertility is new to you, 2ww means the dreaded two week wait. This is the period of time after your embryo transfer in which you’re stuck just sitting around for two whole weeks! After that time comes your beta, which is the blood test to check out your HCG level. Luckily for us as it turns out, Dr. Fisch doesn’t do the actual two weeks of waiting! (more…)

Cheeseburger Pasta

If it isn't paired with rice, I love to pair with a simple spinach salad!
If it isn’t paired with rice, I love to pair with a simple spinach salad!

If Savannah had her way we would be eating macaroni and cheese every single night. Macaroni and cheese is her absolute favorite. Actually, anything with cheese is her favorite. (A child after my own heart!) I love this dish because it’s so simple to make and it’s also very cheap. (more…)