The Leap

We have taken the leap into adoption.  We have signed on and have a spot with our agency.  There are several next steps for us.  We need to get started on a home study, our profile book and as the agency describes “adoption-nesting”.  We never thought we…

Official Announcement

This weekend my family was in town. Our niece, Mackenzie, was to be baptized on Sunday. Grandma, Mom and Dad had a hotel in North Branch while Kayli had opted to spend the night at “Hotel Bauer”.  On their way up they made a pit stop at our…

No Price is too High

Friday. The day coveted by most as it usually marks the end of the work week and the passage to the weekend. This Friday was the day we had our scheduled adoption consultation with Lifetime Adoption. With Friday being my day off I spent most of the day tending to…

Negative Recovery

“I don’t feel any different…” This is the phrase I state to my husband each morning I awake within our two week wait. I wake up praying to feel nauseous, have cramps, fatigue, something to indicate that maybe our last IUI worked. But alas, there…

The Question that Stings

“When are you going to have kids of your own?” The dreaded question that every childless woman above a certain age has surely heard. I know that most people mean well but the inquiry about someone’s family planning is a personal thing with our without infertility struggles…

Apple Juice

My sister had arrived in town last night as she was scheduled to fly out to Virginia for a trip to be with my other sister as she interviews for P.A. School. She got in later in the evening and she needed to be to the airport by 6…

Trigger Shot

I had my final ultrasound appointment yesterday morning. Adam was able to come with before he headed to work as my appointment was at 8:00am. Ultrasound revealed that I had a single follicle. At my earlier monitoring ultrasound I was showing three growing follicles but as always, one became…

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…