I love Thanksgiving. It is arguably the best U.S. holiday due to the combination of food, football, family, time off work, and more food. This year’s Thanksgiving is extra special because the wife and I both get to spend time with our families who live decent distances away. On top of that we’re going to […]Read more "4 Questions I’m Dreading this Thanksgiving"
No really, I want to know from anyone who might actually read this (according to WP, that’s about all of 85 people in about a month. WOO!!), when did you tell your parents/loved ones about your desire to start trying for a baby and your infertility experiences? Also, how often did you update them afterward? […]Read more "To Tell or Not to Tell?"
In life, timing is everything. As after my wife’s appointment Monday we learned that the timing for this month is simply not going to work out. While everyone involved really wanted to get on the Femara, Follistim, Ovidrel, IUI path, our Thanksgiving holiday travel plans are forcing us to put everything off for a month. […]Read more "Timing is Everything"
After 10 days of pills and 2 weeks (almost) of waiting for my wife’s (not so) monthly visitor (which never arrived), we’re finally set to start again on the process of kicking mother nature’s ass until she gets off her butt and starts working as promised again. Monday, my wife is set to talk, meet […]Read more "New Month – New Opportunity"
Originally posted on Making Baby Brown:
Take this post how you will but I write this to inform opposed to venting… Well maybe a little venting but MOSTLY to educate those who may not understand the effects their usually well intentioned words may have on those trying hard to conceive.Some choose to keep their journey…
God Damn ESPN. Seven minutes of potential tears. Pure love and joy in video form over and over again. I dare you not to tear up.Read more "I’m Not Crying – Just Chopping Onions"
Taking a break from the educational series on the reproductive system that should have happened in 7th grade; today I’d like to rant about how much waiting sucks on every. single. level. As my wife and I work toward adding a new level of complexity to every single future vacation (we’re pretending like we’ll get to […]Read more "Waiting Sucks"
If you had asked me a year ago to name as many hormones as possible, I may have been able to remember both testosterone and estrogen. Little did I know that my basic knowledge of the endocrine system was not only inadequate, but completely useless. When it comes to sweet, sweet baby-making, it turns out […]Read more "Hormones: My New Nemesis"
Are we 100% prepared for what will undoubtably be decades of responsibility, sacrifice, joy, confusion, short tempers, dirty diapers, soccer game, concert recitals, late nights, early morning, sleep deprivation, know-it-all parents, and sheer excitement? Not exactly, but who is.Read more "The Beginning of a Beginning"