The "I" Word {part 2}

Today, after I get my butt kicked by a good upper body workout, and then hopefully kick some butt at my Anatomy lab exam, I take the next step on our infertility journey: blood tests. (Am I the only one who thinks of The Bachelor every time I hear the word 'journey??')

After hearing some of your stories and struggles with getting the necessary testing and treatment I'm feeling super thankful for my husband's Kaiser insurance, and the fact that they have a whole infertility program already laid out. 

I started with my regular gyn check-up last month (on Valentine's Day). Everything went fine, which I pretty much expected. What I didn't expect was being told that before we could begin the program we would have to attend an "infertility class," and that there was only one scheduled in the near future. Of course I was all, "Sign us up! When is it?" And of course the doctor said, "Tonight!" And of course Travis said, "Can't they just call it a fertility class? Infertile is a depressing word."  Either way, we spent 3 romantic hours of our  Valentine's evening with a group of similarly fertility-challenged couples looking at slides of male and female reproductive anatomy. It was all very junior high sex-ed. And of course, just like junior high, one of the guys had to go and get all awkward asking questions like, "Why can't we just go at it every night? Won't that work eventually??" I mean duh, Einstein. If that was working for you, you wouldn't be here.  All I can say is...glad that part's over and thank goodness I wasn't on a diet at that point because I needed some serious wine and chocolate therapy after that bizness. 

Following the class, Travis had a little testing to do...I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. And luckily, everything looked pretty good there. So, now it's my turn to get poked and prodded and have some of my hormone levels checked. Fingers crossed! Can't wait to see where we go from here :-)


  1. Good luck with everything!!

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  2. Good luck! I know it's a little scary (at least for me) and completely nerve racking (at least for me), so I hope that your "journey" - yes I think of the Bachelor *everytime* - is fruitful, err.. eggful? Whatever, you get my drift, I'm trying to wish you well :)

  3. Hey lady, thanks for sharing about your fertility struggles! It's incredibly brave of you, and nice to see such openness. Good luck to you on this journey, it can be frustrating and tedious, but you guys will work it out! I'm familiar with the ivf treatment part of infertility because I'm an egg donor, so let me know if you have any questions.

  4. Good luck! I also hate the word "infertile"... how negative. And I love Jonna's comment... I too hope that your journey is "eggful"! :)

  5. Glad I found your blog a while back. Being connected with others going through this same journey makes it a little less shitty. I hope it's an easy fix for you guys. We are on round 3 with IUI. Wanting to move onto IVF, but insurance doesn't cover that. Eeeek!

  6. good luck!! i hope everything checks out and the problem is figured out so you all can make babies ASAP. I am talking about maybe trying to start trying in the near future..hahaha, make sense? And I'm nervous for the process. Good luck and my prayers are with you!!


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