Archive | July, 2009

Who needs a rabbit foot – we’ve got a lucky egg!

Today we picked up the magical fertility egg from my sister. It’s actually a fancy bead that she got from one of her friends who said it’s supposed to help you get pregnant. Ever the skeptic, I didn’t buy into its powers until 3 people I know personally who were having trouble getting pregnant got […]

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Well… maybe we should try technology?

The wife started round two of the Letrazole today.  So far, so good – no side effects.  Rather than peeing on a stick, we’ve decided to spend a little more money on this round, opting to do blood work and ultrasounds during this cycle in hopes of visual confirmation of ovulation.  First ultrasound is on […]

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It’s a no go…

7:35am – We are sitting in the clinic, waiting for the nurse to draw blood from the wife.  I am exhausted.  Making a baby is hard work. 12:10pm – It’s official.  Not pregnant.  I am feeling down.  I knew there was only an 18% chance it would work on the first try, but I couldn’t […]

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Sometimes techonology IS NOT my friend…

I am truly beginning to hate pregnancy tests.  The digital kind is by far the worst.  There is something so cold about the “NOT PREGNANT” that flashes on the tiny screen after 3 minutes of agonizing torture mixed with hope.  For what seemed like the hundredth time this week, I slammed the negative test into […]

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Test after test after test…

We went to Prince Edward Island for the week with our straight friends Joel and Jen.  Given that we took pregnancy tests every morning, we let them in on our secret rather than let them find out by glancing into the bathroom wastebasket.  Every morning was the same – wake up to the beautiful sun […]

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Patience is not our virtue…

There is no way a pregnancy test can work this early.  Despite this, our collective impatience led us to CVS to pick up a wide assortment of pregnancy tests.  We took one as soon as we got home – just for practice, of course.  Shockingly enough, there was no plus sign on the stick after […]

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Insemination Day…

I held the wife’s hand as the nurse practitioner performed the insemination.  The entire procedure took less than 10 minutes.  We were pleased to find out that our donor sperm was high in numbers and possessed excellent motility.  Both things I never thought I would be thinking or worrying about in my lifetime. We are […]

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A Digital Smile!

Woke up.  Wife peed on a stick. .  Ovulation test came back with a smiley face.  What!?  I am not going to lie – I danced around the bedroom.  This seems way too easy.  Naturally, our joint skepticism led us to another test.  Positive again! The wife called the clinic and we inseminate first thing […]

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Happy 4th! well, not really…

Woke up.  Wife peed on a stick.  Ovulation test came back with a blank “O.”  This is getting repetitive.

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Test day…

Woke up.  Wife peed on a stick.  Ovulation test came back with a blank “O.”  In other words, no egg yet… we get to try again tomorrow.

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