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Spot on, Spot off

Last night, I noticed some brownish spotting. I had innocently excused myself for the restroom while enjoying happy hour appetizers in beautiful Marina Del Rey. I returned to the table, sick to my stomach, convinced that the end was near.  Sure there wasn’t a lot of brown stuff, but it was enough to make me…

Beta #2

Here’s the latest. Hcg: 798 Progesterone: 44 Estradiol: 333 I’m a little nervous about that hcg. Isn’t it a tad high? It more than tripled in 48-hours. Can’t that be an indicator of chromosomal abnormalities? Or multiples? endometriosishigh hcgIUI#1

Irony

The definition of irony, according to Merriam Webster, reads as follows: “3: a) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result; an event or result marked by such incongruity.” Most people, most fertile people at least, would stimulate their ovaries for 10-days, have their husband’s sperm…

Cool as a Cupcake

This weekend I came up with a plan. We were in Venice Beach for an old friend’s “fucking birthday party” when it started to come to me.  The party theme alone should tell you how “fucking” cool this party was, but I’ll elaborate just in case. You know those movies you watched when you were…

AMH Update & Follicle Count

I’m happy to report that my AMH result of 0.6 WAS a mistake after all. As of today, my AMH is 1.35. While not perfect (ideal for a 32/33 is between 1.7-1.8), my level will do. For now. I’m still a little concerned about the abrupt shift (10 months ago it was 1.72), but the…

Stims & Exercise: Should I or shouldn’t I?

I just returned from one of my beloved barre classes. I dedicated a whole separate blog to my love for fitness, so you can imagine that the question of whether or not I should or shouldn’t exercise while shooting myself up with Bravelle is an important one (to me and my ovaries at least). I…