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 →
Single Mom By Choice – Part 19: ON HOLD…
Don't we all hate waiting in line or being on hold... those minutes passing by while you are trying to get something done or get in contact with someone always feel like moments of life just wasted away... even though you know that once you get to the front of the line or that person... Continue Reading →
Single Mom By Choice – Part 14: Feeling GREAT!
How have you been doing? “GREAT”, I answer. Yet I feel that some people don’t believe me... I can understand why. If I take a step back and look at the crazy roller coaster ride that was the last year, it does boggle my mind that I got through it all. I don’t think I... Continue Reading →
Single Mom By Choice – Part 13: What will it be…
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!
Single Mom By Choice – Part 12: Why?
I can see why women do this again and again... but I don't understand why I did... My last appointment saw me starring at the ultrasound showing 12 follicles. I've never had that many in the last year. I also never expected to spend over $20k on this project. What shall I do?
Single Mom By Choice – Part 11: The File
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!
Single Mom By Choice – Part 10: TWW (two week wait)
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 →