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Amanda F.

I'm a 30-something woman with a wonderful husband, fulfilling career and great friends and family. We have two dogs and two cats who are definitely ready for us to be successful in our attempts at having a baby so we can stop babying them! After miscarriages, IUIs and IVF, we are doing a cryo... Full Bio
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Hiatus by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This blog will be on hiatus while we are dealing with such a tragedy in our lives. Read on »
Fuck you, Flag Day by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Oh, Flag Day... you seemingly benign holiday. To be honest, seven years ago I didn't even know about you. I suppose your intended purpose is to celebrate Old Glory, the Star ... Read on »
What IF by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I've been pretty much off the radar these past few weeks. I've been following all of your journeys, just can't manage to comment. But I'm thinking of all of you. I saw this, ... Read on »
Longing by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I just read this great post about longing. It spoke to me and reminded me that there is something to be said for experiencing what this life hands us, pleasant, unpleasant, ... Read on »
11dp3dt by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Well, I have no willpower. I tested again. Nada. I am not doing my Lovenox or PIO tonight. No more Prometrium or Estrace & I just took off my Vivelle patches. I am numb. I d ... Read on »
9dp3dt Part II by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Okay, so I have decided no more pee sticks. Completely negative today and I'm almost completely positive this didn't work, but I have decided against stopping my meds (altho ... Read on »
8dp3dt by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Still negative. Anyone have a completely stark white test 8dp3dt & end up pregnant? I'm using the insanely sensitive (and expensive) FRER, which now, according to the box, d ... Read on »
Lovenox Belly by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Doesn't hurt but it looks absolutely HIDEOUS!!! The shots are beginning to burn like crazy for about 5 minutes after I do them but otherwise no pain. Read on »
7dp3dt by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility NEGATIVE. That completely stark white negative. I know it's early but last time it was positive today. I hate this. I feel like I'm drowning. Read on »
Now What? by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I have been able to get out of bed and function at work this time more so than in the past. Not sure if that really means that I'm handling things better or I'm just getting ... Read on »
Just a warning... by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility If I see ONE MORE PICTURE of a little boy in an adorable argyle sweater or a little girl in an Easter dress & bonnet, I will, without question, lose my mind. Read on »
5dp3dt by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I'm the kind of gal who likes a plan. Right now, I have no plan. I would like to have a plan. But in order to have a plan you need options. And I feel like I just used my la ... Read on »
4dp3dt by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I just wanted to thank EVERYONE for all of the comments and emails. They mean so much and I don't think I could get through this without all of you out there routing for us. ... Read on »
3dp3dt by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I had my E2 level drawn this morning. They just called and said it looked good (498) & they'd check everything again at my pregnancy labs on the 9th. Anyone know what it sho ... Read on »
Transfer Done by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Two of the embryos (the 8 and 9 cells) didn't make it through thaw. So, we only had one. I must say it wasn't something I had prepared myself for. And they didn't tell u ... Read on »
Goodbye Lupron, Hello Lovenox by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Last night was the first night in 3 weeks that I didn't wake up in the middle of the night. No ulcer pain waking me from sleep with awful gnawing in my gut. Is it because I ... Read on »
Cath Fitting by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This morning's cath fitting went well. We are all set for Friday and we are definitely taking all 3 embryos out of the freezer and hoping they all make it to transfer. Satur ... Read on »
Lining Check by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Well, everything went well today. My ovaries are "resting peacefully" (ha! if only I was!) and my lining measured 9.1, which they were pleased with. She said they are lookin ... Read on »
Brighter Discontent by Amanda F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This is what I cannot get out of my head. I've actually felt a connection with this song since I first heard it years ago, and I think the lyrics are hauntingly beautiful. A ... Read on »