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It Can’t Hurt!

Recently, I’ve been asked things like… “Why the pineapple?” “Why didn’t you put ice in your water?” “Are you doing anything differently?” Awhile back, we shared information about special diets or suggestions that many fertility patients recommend leading up to and post-transfer. Today, I’d like to share a little something I call the “It Can’t […]

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CNY Honestly, 4 Years Later

4 years ago, we were less than a month away from our first experience with CNY Fertility in person in Syracuse, NY. After our initial 2 week “vacation,” I wrote a piece to share my experience with the clinic, as a travel patient from Michigan. I figured it was time to tear it apart and […]

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Yep, Infertility, still!

Being parents has been the greatest gift, hands down. We know how lucky we are to have our three girls. IVF, FET’s, all of the tests, failures and our loss–it was all worth it. About a year ago, we were preparing for our next single frozen embryo transfer. A transfer that we chose to be […]

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Pandemic Planning

No one saw this coming. A worldwide shut down. A shut down that included everything from salons to fertility clinics. It has been 6 months since our miscarriage. Our miscarriage will need a separate post, but I’ll just say, it’s been a difficult 6 months. Despite the troubling time post-miscarriage, we finally reached a point […]

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Today, we knew…

You were mine. For just a moment in time, I had you. My mind made plans for you. We talked names. We knew the day you were set to arrive.  And then, in a second, you were no more. They told me that you were gone.  The date you were to arrive, would just be […]

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Guilty & Ashamed

I begged, prayed, fundraised, spoke openly, saw multiple Doctors, took various medications (for 4+ years), was poked and prodded countless times. I wanted to be a Mommy. I wanted to be pregnant. I wanted everyone to understand our journey. I prayed and promised that IF I could have a baby, I’d never ask for anything […]

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My New Normal

When I was 17 years old, my husband (then serious boyfriend) and I were told by my OBGYN that due to my severe endometriosis, I would have serious problems getting pregnant, possibly never being able to bear children. We had come to terms with this, realizing that adoption may be the only way that we […]

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My New Normal

When I was 17 years old, my husband (then serious boyfriend) and I were told by my OBGYN that due to my severe endometriosis, I would have serious problems getting pregnant, possibly never being able to bear children. We had come to terms with this, realizing that adoption may be the only way that we […]

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My Dream

  All my life I dreamed of being a mom. When I was young I would play Barbies and Barbie and Ken would have kids (usually She-Ra and He-Man). I would play MASH and couldn’t wait to find out how many kids I was going to have. My own mom and I would fight and […]

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Infertility

Infertility…one of the hardest words to hear as a couple. It was definitely something that neither my husband or myself thought we would ever hear. My husband and I had decided we would wait a year after we were married before we would start to try to have kids. I was still fairly young at […]

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