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I'm a Time Lord!

12 December 2017

I am 7 weeks pregnant today. Ultrasound #2 happened this morning. I was particularly nervous about this one because I have literally felt nothing for the past week. I mean, my breasts hurt and I’m dizzy about 50% of the...

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Ultrasound research

05 December 2017

It occurred to me over the weekend that insurance in this country is kind of dumb and, as a result, a limited number of ultrasounds are likely covered under my insurance plan. So this week I decided to do some...

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First picture!

29 November 2017

I went in for my first OB ultrasound this morning. Remember everything I said about weirdness coming out of me in my last post? It’s fine. All of that is (apparently) normal. #thingsTheyDontShareAboutBeingPregnant. However, my dream of starting a football...

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Week 5 confusion

28 November 2017

I started a new bottle of progesterone today. For those of you just tuning in, that’s the one that I stick up my vagina twice a day. It makes me bleed for about an hour each time - only a...

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I have breasts now

27 November 2017

For anyone who has met me in person, you may have noticed something missing between my neck and abdomen. I can assure you that my body has now rectified that situation. Quickly.

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Beta pregnancy tests are a thing

26 November 2017

After learning I was pregnant, I went home for Thanksgiving (as one does?) and spent 4 days dodging questions about why I wasn’t drinking and why I would chase squirrels any time someone lit up a cigarette. But that’s besides...

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Holy cow... I'm pregnant!!

24 November 2017

I’m pregnant!!! I found out 3 days ago, but could not figure out how to write until today. I am so many emotions all at once: Shocked. Excited. Terrified. Excited. Nauseous. Dizzy. Back to terrified. And circling back to excited...

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It hasn't even been 2 weeks!

20 November 2017

Today, at 13 dpiui, marks the day before my pregnancy test. I feel nauseous. And dizzy. And I may have my period. Or maybe that’s just all the bleeding from the progesterone. Which could explain the dizziness. Or not. How...

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IUI #4: The final frontier?

13 November 2017

I am a little bit behind in my blogging here, but I had my 4th IUI last Tuesday, which means as of today, I am 6 dpiui. Medication update I am on progesterone, which if you were paying attention to...

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Cycle monitoring update

01 November 2017

I have been slacking on my updates. (I did warn you all about my blogging infrequency.) Today is day 9 of my cycle. I went in for a monitoring session last week on day 3. These monitoring sessions include a...

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Medication: A reality story

24 October 2017

It is day 1 of my new cycle. I am back from vacation and ready to start trying again. It seems like a good time to figure out what all of my new medication does, right? Sure! To recap: I...

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Screen Reader Survey Results

02 October 2017

I launched a survey to help me answer some lingering questions I have had about what tools screen reader users user to navigate websites. Specifically, I wanted to learn about how users interact with links on a site. What is...

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A complicated story about medication and logistics

01 October 2017

I am starting to prep for my next attempt. This one will be medicated, which is terrifying in and of itself. I will be on I’ll be on Clomid (a pill taken orally), Prometrium (a pill taken vaginally, which should...

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Hiatus

30 August 2017

Well, IUI attempt #3 was a bust. I am heartbroken, not just because this failed, but because I honestly thought it was going well. I had symptoms. I am even pretty sure they were not psychosomatic. There were days when...

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Gearing up for IUI #3

07 August 2017

Yes, I apparently skipped writing about IUI #2. Sorry, folks. I am an inconsistent blogger. Since it has been a while, I will catch you all up now on my IUI rollercoaster. When I used that word in my last...

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