“You Are Now Pregnant, Amber. Unless I Tell You Otherwise”

It was the night before our transfer, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…who am I kidding! I couldn’t relax, rest, and much less sleep. My nerves, anxiety, fears, hopes and dreams were consuming every ounce of my being. I popped out of bed the next morning like a Jack in the Box, […]

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Ask. Believe. Receive.

Ask. Believe. Receive. These are just three simple words, three simple steps that are necessary for creating what you want. However, many of us think we are sending out positive energy and asking, believing, but just not receiving. I’ve broken down the concept of each step to bring some clarity to the idea. ASK. We are […]

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Affirmations For My Children

During my IVF journey, I spent many hours reading blogs and articles about parenting and raising children. A couple of my findings really touched me, and I decided to keep record of them, to remind myself of the type of parent I hope to be. Teach My Daughter Bravery, Not Perfection TED talks have a […]

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A Mock-fer (Trial Embryo Transfer)

We finally made it past the waiting period, and had our appointment with Dr. Greene for the trial embryo transfer, as well as the consultation appointment. We were told to drink 32 ounces of water, within 15 minutes, 1 hour before the trial transfer. It was important to have a full bladder so the ultrasound […]

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To Twin, or Not to Twin

This waiting is killing me. We made our appointment with our doctor to discuss the frozen embryo transfer. I didn’t realize it would be three weeks before we could get in for an appointment. I felt so disappointed when our nurse explained to us how booked our doctor was. Then again, it was a reminder […]

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5 Little Embryo’s Sittin’ in the Freezer

With my five healthy embryos safely waiting for me in the freezer, I worked on getting my body ready for transfer. I had two doctors appointments scheduled in the same day. The first appointment was for a Doppler ultrasound, which is a machine that emits sound waves into the uterus, to “view” the blood flow […]

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Rain or Shine

“To create your tomorrow, go over your day tonight when you are in bed just before you fall asleep, and feel gratitude for the good moments. If there was something you wanted to happen differently, replay it in your mind the way you wanted it to go. As you fall asleep, say, “I will sleep […]

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Egg Retrieval Day

The day was finally here. Surgery day. Egg retrieval day. I thought this morning would feel like Christmas, like I would spring out of bed and be glowing and beaming with excitement, but that wasn’t the case. I was exhausted, I could have slept for many hours more. Even in my state of exhaustion, bloating, […]

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I Sent an Email…

I sent an email to our doctor asking what I needed to do, to transfer another embryo. It feels euphoric and I know it’s not something that we are ready for at this exact moment…but I have been having these strong pulls on my heart and my conscience, that it’s something I need to do. […]

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Dana’s Story

I must say it has been a privilege to know and love Dana. She was a pillar of support and strength for me when I was making my way through my journey. She is extremely kind, giving and thoughtful, and I am honored that she has offered to share her experiences with me and our […]

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