what an interesting time this has been... i am preparing to travel to produce a meeting for work and realized that last year when i went on this same trip, i packed my clearblue ovulation monitor for the first time. it has been a year now (12 months!) that i have been POAS almost daily, more for dakota. we started the spermification process in earnest january '08, so we are now 7 months in (a mere drop in the bucket, i know). mostly we have been focusing on getting dakota pregnant, and she has gotten pregnant twice and lost them both early on, and it is the second round, as she also tried a few years back - before we met - and had 2 other pregnancies heartbreakingly lost, though she says it must have been because *our* children were waiting for her to find me... is there anyone better than her??
we both have really been loving reading everyone's stories in blog land. it's so nice to meet you!
in our endless googling and digging about on the web, we came across some interesting items i wanted to share with y'all... even though you all are the biggest gems! [and frankly, you have probably seen all of this before]
i came across these images of what ovulation actually looks like - you can see the difference between the follicle and the egg - something i was never quite able to grasp.
pictures of ovulation occuring
and a video description of what happens in an ivf harvest and transfer... strangely more instructive than our own RE was in the first 3 conversations about ivf.
video description of ivf
stirrup queens blog - if you've been there, you know what i mean! if not, well check it out...
amazing blog with more ttc info than i have ever seen in one place
and for the lingo, mrs. bluemonts house of things - no better list of ttc lingo out there :)
thanks for welcoming us to the neighborhood.
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