Author Archives: Kaitlyn

Another quick post

In the ongoing saga of collecting information and basically charting my innards, our new training fellow thought we might benefit from a 3D ultrasound. “Have you ever seen those 3D ultrasound pictures on Facebook?” “Sure. They’re cute, but I’m a little freaked by the fact that no doctors have OKed them as safe for entertainment purposes. But since there isn’t anything in there to hurt, knock yourself out.” “Yeah. This is pretty much the same, except you won’t want to […]

Oops

I forgot to edit my browsing history on Amazon after looking for a resource to bring to my work placement at a daycare centre. Today I was sent the Featured Baby Deal of the Week right to my inbox. 🙁

Month 23 Recap – IUI the second

Super-Secret Post Recap of Month 23, composed in the present since I had no contemporary notes We had wide-open schedules at the end of August and beginning of September, so of course that month I ovulated on a weekend day just as would have been helpful the month before. We did another IUI. The numbers were far more like they had been in the testing cycles, I had no adverse side effects to the procedure, and then we weren’t even […]

Month 22 Recap

Super-Secret Post Written during month 22 Recap of circumstances at the time (August): We had a chemical pregnancy, and then the chance to do another IUI immediately following, assuming we could happen to hit ovulation on a Saturday, Sunday, or Monday (or else my work placement gets in the way). I am afraid. I don’t want to have sex. I don’t want another IUI. I don’t want to make plans in case we miss another IUI. But I don’t want […]

Unpacking our Backpack

This blog chronicles our personal experience which comes with its own quirks of challenges and advantages. Note: This post will be occasionally updated to reflect our current status. Feel free to reach out if you have questions about a previous version. Most recent update: November 2014. I want to explicitly acknowledge some of the ways this process is easier for us than for some others. It doesn’t make it “less” of an experience that I have these things easier, but […]

About Dreams

Dreams of babies are to be expected, but the way they’ve “shattered” lately has been pretty traumatic.

Gravida 1, Para 0

Super-Secret Post Originally written at the (actual) end of month 21 I need to tell you right now that this post does not have a happy ending. At least you have the benefit of knowing up front instead of being strung along for days like those of us in the inner circle were. It does not end well.

The First IUI

Super-Secret Post Originally written throughout month 21

Gradually Approaching a Plan

Super-Secret Post Originally written throughout month 20

More “Perks”

Super-Secret Post Originally written at the beginning of month 20 I was brushing my hair on day 2 and one white hair was sticking out. And I kind of lost it. For a while, I was not pulling white hairs since I thought I’d be a mom soon and wanted to look older than I do. Then, I compromised to only pulling them if they were looking super obnoxious sticking straight out. They could survive by keeping their head down. […]