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Stupd jokes are stuipd, and so are birthdays

Ok... Guest blog Time.... It's Jeremy again!!!! (no need to hold your applause, and thanks to everyone who has given me birthday wishes...)
Birthdays are a rough time for me. In my younger years, since my birthday's in the summer, it wasn't a time of big celebration (no school party, lots of kids on vacation if my parents threw one, etc..). In my adult years, it just became a time for reflection. The good news is that I am in a much better place than I was this time last year. I have more people I can call friends, a much better and stable work situation, and we have bought our home. The problem is that now I look back on our 8 month journey (so far) in infertility and in many ways we're still no closer to success than when we started. We start other procedures next month which has made me feel like this months' attempt at “medically assisted natural conception” (my term, sounds professional) is more than futile. It has taken something that is supposed to…

When you didn't get what you wanted

I'm sure most of you read the amazing, emotional post my husband created in time for Father's Day. I am extremely lucky to have such a wonderful, supporting partner who has been by my side through thick and thin. I'm proud of him for opening up



We've been having some open dialogues about this whole process, especially in the last few weeks. In the name of full disclosure, I'm going to give you some medical details. We're counting down to our first IUI (inter uterine insemination) in July and I think we are both afraid to be optimistic. Dr. S says IUI is “less traumatic” for the sperm and they are more concentrated in an IUI procedure and closer to my (one tough) egg (yes, there have been lots of jokes about the traumatic thing) so it sometimes works for people when they don't know what else will help. It's also more in our price range than IVF. But, there are no guarantees we will even be able to have the IUI unless my body cooperates in a big way. I…

The Other Half (or hearing HIS side of the infertility story)

Today is Father's Day. I'm grateful for my dad and the fact that I still have him. This day isn't as tough for me as Mother's Day, for a myriad of reasons. But, I feel responsible for my husband's melancholy on this day because I haven't given him a child that he wants so badly.

I decided to ask my husband to write a blog for me because, well, it's not very often you hear the guy's side of the story. For those of you who know Jeremy, you know that opening up in this way is not something that happens very often. I'm glad he wrote this and let me read it. I'm glad he's willing to share this part of himself with all of you.

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For those of you expecting another posting by Becky… you have a surprise guest blogger today. It’s her husband, Jeremy. I apologize for not being nearly as eloquent as my wife (I am a math teacher after all, but she’ll proofread before posting), but I wanted to at least let everyone in on wh…