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The verdict is in: We’re doubling down

The verdict is in: We’re doubling down

It seems I have been grossly mistaken. Lying in the transfer suite, surrounded by medical equipment and piped-in muzak, I looked over at my husband, held his hand, and felt awash with love, excitement, trepidation and a sense of momentousness. Let no-one tell you that getting pregnant this way cannot be romantic. As I said … Continue reading

It’s not that I’m superstitious….

How to boost your chances when prepping for progeny? I dunno, but I’m hoping that wearing a few lucky charms might help: • Some nice underwear. Hey, the kid deserves at little bit of romance! • An aquamarine ring given by my father to my mother when I was born • A brown-leather watch by … Continue reading

That was one heck of a Thanksgiving harvest

That was one heck of a Thanksgiving harvest

The results are in: Our harvest brought in nine eggs and some swimmers. Five eggs were mature, so were introduced to the gentlemen. Two hit it off, and have matured into embryos. We will find out tomorrow if the transfer will be on Monday – which also happens to be Canadian Thanksgiving – or Wednesday. … Continue reading

Who knew ovaries could hurt?

Who knew ovaries could hurt?

My ovaries hurt. Until now, rarely I have considered the fact that I have ovaries, let alone that they could become autonomous regions of discomfort. Seems they can. It’s as if they’ve voted for secession but are too busy squabbling over the colour of their new flag to actually be anything more than a nuisance. … Continue reading

Poked and prodded and soon to be sprogged

Poked and prodded and soon to be sprogged

A quick update on process and timing, and a polite warning to others. First, in a rather seasonal happenstance, we’re getting ready for harvest this Friday. That means I’m ditching some drugs, adding others, and generally am about to seriously resemble a pin cushion as I move my daily injections to my butt and add … Continue reading

The running tally

The running tally

In case anyone else is considering heading down this path, here’s a heads-up of what’s been involved to this point: January 2011: Husband goes for snip-reversal. Gentlemen note: it’s waaaaay more invasive and painful than the original process. Told we have a 50/50 chance of it working. Afterwards, told by other doctors that the odds … Continue reading