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Kristi Bauer

Hope is Dangerous Thing

Adam has been very busy with work recently. This past week was particularly busy and a reality for what it means to be “salaried”.  Adam worked a lot as there was a “go live” project and naturally with transitions some technology hiccups were encountered. As a…

Acupuncture

Knowing that this is our last IUI we decided to give ourselves the best shot possible and try anything. Don’t get me wrong it’s not like we haven’t been trying. I’ve avoided caffeine for a year and a half, forgone daiquiris and…

Our Last IUI

Adam and I decided this would be our last round of IUI. We have sunk close to $10,000 in the past twelve months of infertility: diagnostic testing, medication, ultrasounds, blood tests and vitamins. We paid out of pocket for almost all of it as insurance coverage is non-existent…

Raw Emotions

I’ve spent much of my infertility journey trying to keep my raw emotions in check. I’d go so far as to say I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to not let emotion get the best of me. You know what I mean by…

Two Week Wait and a trip to Yankton

Fourteen days. Three hundred and thirty six hours, the longest period of time for anyone trying to conceive. The two week wait (TWW) is the time when there is literally nothing to do but wait. Unlike the first half of my cycle where I am kept busy with doctors appointments…

2nd IUI Appointment

Today is the day. Finally it’s here! The day of our insemination. It’s strange how things change. I was never this girl. For as long as I could remember that I wanted to be a mom but I never pictured it ever this way. I was…

Missing the Point of Christmas

Working in the church Christmas tends to be a very busy time for me. From directing the Christmas program and the extra services for Advent it can become more stressful than it’s supposed to be. This yeah, however, was different for several reasons. This year we are seriously…

Anniversary Date

Adam and I celebrated three years of marriage this past week. We decided to celebrate by going back to the place where it all began eight years ago. Adam and I met in choir. He was the tenor section leader in the Jubilate Choir at Concordia and I was section…

The Month Off

We have nearly completed our month off. I say “off” and mean that last month was the first time in 11 cycles that I have not been medicated in one form or another with fertility meds. After our meeting with Dr. Campbell he explained that it would be…

Level Up: New Doctor

I have found a new OBGYN since my original consult.  I cannot say enough good things about my new doctor. With frustration from our old doctor and through God’s amazing ways our new insurance found us in a different network and it is working for the better. I…