This New Year's Eve is bittersweet. Two years ago, on December 24, 2015, we were so excited when Jaci started her period. It was our first "CD1" (Cycle Day 1), and the start of our fertility journey. Over the last two years, we've been through IUI after IUI, multiple tests and procedures, three failed rounds… Continue reading Happy (Bittersweet) New Year!
We’ve been quiet on the blog lately, but there has been a lot going on. We took some time to regroup after 3 failed IVF cycles this summer, and decided that while we were figuring out how to afford another round of transfers, we would go back to trying IUI. Kelly did her first IUI… Continue reading Our Favorite “What If”
Infertility. Some days are harder than others, and today is one of those days. Aching heart, empty arms, broken dreams / Spinning in dizzying circles for eternity / Hope is a bad four letter word / When it seems your prayers are not being heard. / It’s feeling crazy, confused, jealous and sad / Isolated, weary,… Continue reading Some Days Are Harder Than Others
After a week of negative home pregnancy tests, we went for Kelly’s beta blood test today. We weren’t very hopeful, and after two hours on the phone with Quest and multiple emails to New Hope, we finally received a response:“I just spoke to Quest and resuts were retreived. Please find below your levels as of… Continue reading Beta Results
It's been an interesting week, to say the least. We received an email from New Hope on Wednesday (7/19) saying that Dr. Zhang recommended that Kelly start a new cycle, but if we wanted to proceed, we could monitor early Friday morning at New Hope for a transfer on Friday or Saturday. On Thursday (7/20),… Continue reading What a Week!
We spoke with Dr. Zhang and Dr. Merhi. Everyone is disappointed by the outcome of our first cycle, but hopeful that we might have better success with a frozen transfer. So, that's what we've decided to do. We've been monitoring locally (labs and ultrasounds) and plan to head back to NYC around July 21. We're… Continue reading Moving Forward…
We weren't allowed to bring our cameras into the OR, but our photographer took this picture for us on June 16. We really loved Dr. Merhi and all the staff at New Hope, and we are excited to continue working with them. When things don't go as planned, it can be heartbreaking, but we… Continue reading Dr. Merhi & New Hope Fertility Center