our fertility journey

our fertility journey

Our fertility journey. First, let me acknowledge that every journey is different.  Every family dynamic is different as well as the desire to grow your family.  No path is “right” or “wrong”.  This is ours … Our fertility journey is a bit different as neither of...
choosing a sperm donor

choosing a sperm donor

when talking about starting a family, choosing our donor was a HUGE part of the process.  this would be half our kid’s DNA!  so, like we always do, we sat down and made a list of characteristics and traits that were important to us and then the “online...
why we decided to do RIVF again.

why we decided to do RIVF again.

so I wrote a post a few months back that we were planning to do IUI for baby 2 so that I could try for a bio baby.  but something just kept bringing me back to the two remaining embryos we had.  I also have PCOS and so the thought of doing a medicated IUI scared the...
does DNA make a family?

does DNA make a family?

before I had my own child, I would have said no.  I have friends + family who were adopted and who raises you and loves you and cares for you is your family.  but it’s not ever something I really thought about.  of course I would have a biological child. ...
does DNA make a family?

Preparing for Baby 2 – IUI vs. IVF

Parker is now 21M and we’ve been talking about baby 2 since he turned 1. We knew we wanted to wait a bit but we did go back to our fertility doctor just to get the process rolling and talk about our options.With Parker, we did reciprocal IVF (RIVF), so they took...