Friday, April 24, 2009

I've been thinking it, so I guess I should just say it.

I love Mel. Really. And although I'm sure you know who I'm speaking of, just in case you don't, here's a link to her wonderful blog:

She is like the big sister of the IF community; the one that has all the right advice, and knows exactly what to say and exactly when to say it. She has brought women together from every walk of life, and has given us all a place to gather and find acceptance in our common struggle.

And now, she reaching out to EVERYONE! Not just us bloggers. She has written a book, which I am quite positive will be exquisite. Navigating the Land of If: Understanding Infertility and Exploring your Options. I am so excited to read its pages. Melissa is a wonderful woman, and if you are struggling with infertility- quite possibly your best friend, even though you may not know it yet.

Please do me a favor, actually, do yourself a favor, and head over here to purchase a copy of her book:

Melissa has done so much for the IF community, that this is the very least we can do for her. If you haven't already, head over to her blog and catch up. You won't be disappointed.

Seriously, I love Mel, although it's entirely possible that she doesn't even know who I am. And that's okay. I'm content with reading her blog and buying her book. She's just that fabulous!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


IUI #7 is a no-go (at least for this cycle). Lucky for me, I've developed a nasty case of pneumonia that has apparently decided to prevent ovulation. And I have a nice fever to boot.

I'm a little disappointed, but not devastated. I just put the money back in savings and we'll give it another try next month. Hopefully I'll have beat this cough and won't shoot the speculum back out at the nurse doing the IUI, because seriously... I was worried about that.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A great big "Thanks"

I just wanted to say thank you for the comments on my last post. It felt good to get it all "out" and I have felt much better. (JuliaS, I cannot follow your comment back to your blog, will you please leave a link? I'd love to stay in touch!)

There are only 2 more weeks left of the semester and even though I will barely pass 2 of my classes, at least I will be done. I am taking the summer semester off. I think I need some time to just "be".

We are heading into IUI #7 which will probably take place sometime next week. My progesterone levels came back last cycle at 9.9 8dpo. My RE said he would have liked them to be over 10, but the nurse told me that he doesn't want me to be on supplements. I think this is where I put my foot down. I am going to insist on supplementation after ovulation. I'd rather deal with the (unlikely) effects of too much progesterone, than have to deal with another loss because we weren't cautious enough. I think my RE will be okay with it, and if he's not... I'll find one who is. I'm just not willing to risk it.

On a happier note: I took some pictures of my DD last week for Easter, and subsequently discovered Adobe Lightroom. Let's just say, I may have to find a 12-step program! I really LOVE what it can do. The only bad part is that I find myself often doing things by "accident". I wish I could actually figure out how to work the program like it is designed.

I was leary of putting up a pic of DD, but I just have to. It's probably the only one you'll see, so enjoy:

I wish I could duplicate the effect of the light on her face on one where she is smiling, but so far, I can't quite figure it out. LOL

I'll try to keep you posted on what is going on with the IUI, but with finals coming up, I'm not sure how much I'll be online. Thanks again for your comments. It helps me more than you know!