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 →
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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!
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 →
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...
So the decision was made! I could wait to meet the love of my life, but I couldn't wait to conceive a child... Hence, the child would just have to come before the man!
Single mom by choice... as I scrolled down the list of choices for types of patient on the donor sperm bank website and selected those 4 words, "Single Mom By Choice", I could not help but internally scream BUT IT'S NOT MY CHOICE!
Everytime I hear that Journey song, I now think of Glee... man I love Glee! I was doing a little Glee research, discovering that they just won 3 Television Critics Association awards last night for Program of the year, outstanding new program, and the individual comedy award for Jane Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester. Pretty... Continue Reading →