Thomas’s Birth Story

On January 6th I was admitted to the hospital with some shortness of breath and high blood pressure.  The plan was to stay in the hospital until I reached 36 weeks or my blood pressure couldn’t be managed.  Well I made it all of a day and half.  (I had a previous hospital visit already…

Advice from a Friend

The other day a fellow IVF sister reached out and asked me how I got through getting a negative beta result. This is what I told her, I thought it might help someone else too. If I am being completely honest, I cried a lot. I cried for what I lost, I cried for my…

Hello are you out there, it’s me Sarah

  WOW.  I can’t believe that it has almost been two months since I last posted.  Shame on me.  A lot has happened in those two months.  If you follow me on Instagram you will know that our first round of IVF was not successful.  So many emotions have passed through this body of mine…

Hit me with your best shot.

Stimulation meds are underway in the Kramlik household.  We are still on Lupron, but have added Follistim and Menopur. Which are Leprechaun, Fossil Fuel, and Megatron if you are Mate.  I thought that I was going to be lucky because everyone says that the Menopur burns like a mother trucker, but on Friday night when…

How I Survived Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day…the one day that as a fertility challenged person makes you feel like you have the bubonic plague.  All we want is to be able to experience the love and joy of having some call us Mother, Mom, Mommy, Momma, Anya (for my Hungarian friends), etc.  We want the cards, the breakfasts in bed,…

It’s all about the SHOTS!!!!

Yesterday was operation pick up my meds and holy crap there sure was a lot of stuff.  It all seemed very overwhelming.   I was glad that today was our injection teaching class.  We met with a really nice nurse Andrea.  The class lasted about 40 minutes and we went through each shot, step by…

Poppin’ Pills

  I have to confess that it has been quite some time since I have been on the pill.  I am talking at least 10 years.  That means that I have pretty much zero recollection of how I felt on it.  I started taking it on Monday this week and by Wednesday I could tell…

Ready, Set, Go

Today we got to start the prep cycle for our first round of IVF.  To say that I am excited is an understatement.  WOO HOO!!!  Next week we go for our injection teaching class.  I have asked my Gram to go with us, I think that she is also quite excited.  I am so happy…

Stop Ahead…..

It is with a sad heart that I tell you all that our third and last round of IUI didn’t work.  On Thursday this week we will meet with our RE and begin discussions of starting the IVF process. I am quite proud of myself, I didn’t have a breakdown at all when my period…

When you take the road less travel.

Back in October of last year we met for the very first time with a Reproductive doctor.  I remember walking out to the parking lot with Mate and breaking down in tears.  I was holding our packet of information tight to my chest and looked up at him and said, “this isn’t supposed to be…