Is there a fertility CAA? A place that could fix it all? Because I definitely need a membership... Contrarily to my habitual silver lining posts, this one is definitely a rant. After three years of trying, I broke last night. I am just so tired of trying to be hopeful. It's in my nature though,... Continue Reading →
I think it's time. Time to change it up a bit and that is going to start with the name of this blog.
It's hard to believe that I started this journey just before turning 39... Forty-one... I celebrated my birthday last month and I am now officially at the two year mark of trying this Single Mom by Choice thingie. I've discovered so much... about the female body (who knew we had more than one egg growing... Continue Reading →
"Hey Kim! How have you been? What's happening?" as the person asking touches their stomach for me to understand what they are asking about. This scenario has been a common occurrence in the last few months and I have to admit, some may find it annoying, but I think it's cute! It's been going... I... Continue Reading →
One month... It's only 31 days of our lives tops, but boy, oh boy! It sounds and feels like it's an eternity when you are trying to get pregnant and month after month, you hear "maybe next month", "next month is the one", "by next month, all this will be behind you", "you'll be smiling next month",... Depending on your cycle, your next month comes sooner, or later, or irregularly - but what we all have in common is that we wish it were this month...
I didn't get my hopes up this time around but still felt like that grade 2 - 9 cell embryo had a great chance of sticking and thriving!
I remember sitting in the waiting room of the Montreal Fertility Clinic and seeing this couple come out of the doctor's office with a huge smile, tears and exclamations. Pregnant! She was finally pregnant!
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...
It can cost up to 8500$ for one in vitro fertility procedure and that doesn't include the cost of sperm... wow. It's a big jump from the free insemination procedure that I had been undergoing, but on the other hand, there's a better chance of a return on my investment. Statistics wise, I'm paying over... Continue Reading →
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 →