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JackiJaguar Patient Expert

Welcome! My name is Jacki Jaguar. I'm a thirty something infertile who mucked my way through PCOS and infertility treatments, is wrapping up my first pregnancy and is now preparing for the craziness of being a full time mommy and a full time teacher. Oh...and I'm a full time student, too!... Full Bio
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Confession by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My toddler thinks ice cream trucks are fire trucks (he also knows that actual fire trucks are fire trucks).  He heard it going by one day, playing its music, and said, "Fir ... Read on »
Couponing drama?! by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I can't even type the above title without giggling, but it's true....when you coupon, sometimes there is drama. I got my first taste of the theatrics when I came acros ... Read on »
Updates and anger by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I've posted previously about the work I've been doing to pay down my family's debt.  It's such a slow process...boy, is it slow.  But I'm proud to say that since starting t ... Read on »
The not-so-relaxing weekend by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The hospital wasn't able to fit Mr. Jaguar in the schedule that Friday.  His inferior vena cava would have to wait to be installed until the following Monday.  I would spen ... Read on »
Greatest fears by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility They never did an ultrasound of the clot in his leg.  If they had, they would've confidently made the diagnosis of a pulmonary embolism (a small one, thank God).  They w ... Read on »
Too close for comfort by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility They never did an ultrasound of the clot in his leg.  If they had, they would've confidently made the diagnosis of a pulmonary embolism (a small one, thank God).  The ... Read on »
An Irritating Pause by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I don't get paid in the summers. Because I'm a teacher. And because we have never reached a point in our finances where I can set money aside from each check that is earmar ... Read on »
Progress! by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Our mini-emergency fund of $1,000 is complete! Here is photographic proof (I'm a visual person...and a nerd). So at the close of the first official month of the debt die ... Read on »
No Magic Wand by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So how did we save a lot of money in one month to start paying down our debt? I'm going to bullet this post since I'm going to be talking about a lot of different topics, bu ... Read on »
Cinching the belt by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I mentioned in a previous post that my family has gone on a debt diet. Actually, I prefer to think of it not as a diet, but a lifestyle, because the goal is permanence and ... Read on »
First sentence! by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Today, I was driving through town when I saw my husband and BabyJaguar in the park. I quickly pulled to the side of the road and waited impatiently for an opening in the tr ... Read on »
Caught in the whirlwind by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I have been horrendously MIA these last months and really wish it weren't the case. So often my mind is on something and I think, I'd really like to blog about that. And th ... Read on »
No time for that, mommy. I'm a mover and a shaker now. by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My little monkey is all done nursing....well, almost all done. He's all done for function's sake anyway. Every now and then, he kinda remembers I have boobs and decides to ... Read on »
All things 'no' by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My mornings generally start like this: I get BabyJaguar out of his crib and put him in my bed where he lazily reclines back on my propped up pillows and drinks his milk whi ... Read on »
Absence of thoughts by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I've been MIA for quite a bit. It's not so much that I haven't been on the computer or even that I haven't checked in on my blog. I have. I guess I've just been quiet. I'd ... Read on »
Muted apprehensions by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Motherhood has left me with me with this very frequent, intense feeling of being so very blessed. It's not always at the forefront of my mind, but it's constantly there. ... Read on »
Banana Sunday by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility These days, I usually start my morning by pumping one breast before getting Ben from his room and then I feed him on the other. I have a manual pump that I use just for mo ... Read on »
Who da thunk it? by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I got a period. As in PCOS-and-nursing-got-a-period. It was quite a surprising development. About a month ago I started having a lot of pain in my lower abdomen. It felt an ... Read on »
And then it all came crashing back... by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility It turns out that there are a handful of women from my school who have also dealt with infertility at some point. Once you join the club, you hear about who the other memb ... Read on »