Day 1

October 10, 2010

Well today is day one of my cycle. The cycle that jumpstarts our InVitro happenings. Though we're keeping exact timeframes a secret from friends and family members alike, I feel compelled to document my experiences on a private blog in journal form.

Starting today, I begin taking birth control and a baby aspirin everyday, in addition to my Levothyroxine and Prenatal Vitamins (and suddenly Zyrtec, based on my newfound allergy to harvest). But this is only the beginning. We have a long, emotional, and EXPENSIVE road ahead of us. One we've been carefully saving for for almost a year now.

But like labor pains, we won't remember the pain... the turmoil. None of it will matter the moment we hold our little bundle.


  1. I just came across your page on staining furniture and saw the link to this blog. I'm curious to know, five years later, whether or not you got pregnant. Your willingness to be generous with and honest about your experience is an enormous blessing. I'm out of this loop now but over forty years ago (I'm 63 now) my husband and I were unable to conceive for eight years. It was such a painful and sad time for us and resources and information were so scarce. I would imagine that the information you've provided here has been welcomed by others who have shared this journey. I'm a UCC pastor now. I'm much more adept at talking about life's difficult issues. When I was in my twenties we just didn't talk about our struggles except with the people who worked at the fertility clinic at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. If there had been a resource like this blog the experience might have been a little easier. Just wanted to say thank you for sharing. Rev. Alana Kelley

    1. Thank you for the sweet comment! Yes we got pregnant with twin girls... who are turning FOUR on Wednesday! AHHHH! Time goes so fast! We also had 2 leftover embryos to freeze, which resulted in a single pregnancy last year, and now we have another girl that's 3 months old. We're so blessed! We blog about our lives and DIY projects on our blog :)