Oh the dreaded two week wait... My last doctor's appointment saw me, surprisingly, going forward with another round of IVF. I had the minimum seven follicles I had set myself in order to try again. Then didn’t. Then did again... just getting to decision day was a rollercoaster in itself. D-Day My last ultrasound on... Continue Reading →
Single Mom By Choice – Part 9: Time & Twists
All I can say is that I NEVER thought I'd be here when I booked my first appointment with the Montreal fertility clinic last June. Nine months ago. Wow! I honestly thought that I'd have a baby by now. How time flies...
Single Mom By Choice – Part 7: Where there is a will, there is a way!
I am a tad superstitious. I like believing in the little things. I lift my feet when driving over train tracks, I touch the outside of the plane before getting on, I make a wish at 11:11 and I eat 12 grapes at midnight on New Year's Day! I believe in signs and meant-to-bes. I... Continue Reading →
Single Mom By Choice – Part 6: What Next?
These two past months have seen a lot of ups and downs, including posting my first of these blogs. I will admit that I was at a very low point, after four failed insemination procedures and one failed in-vitro, and I wasn't sure that I could carry on with this adventure. I don't know how... Continue Reading →
Single Mom By Choice – Part 4: Try Again & Hope
By now, you know that my first trial with IUI (intrauterine insemination) was a fail. Bouncing back was actually quite easy because I didn't really have time to think about it. It's a good thing, but also a bad thing because you might not stop to ask questions. The "not pregnant" verdict usually falls on... Continue Reading →
Single Mom By Choice – Part 3: Sperm Banks & First Insemination
Not many people knew about my crazy baby-making decision, so I texted my despair to a friend who did know and her response was to knock at my door 2 hours later with a bottle of wine, ready to help me tackle those 149 profiles AGAIN! She was floored by the amount of detail that profiles provide...