What a whirlwind the end of this round was. We started injections August 12th. After overstimulating last round (and a few before that) we decided to take things REALLY slow. I did 1 amp (75ml) of Follistim for 10ish days, then added half an amp of Menopur for 6 days. We finally got to a potential trigger day and boom- too many follicles again. My M.O. seems to be that my follicles take a long time to start growing, but once they do, they take off! That’s a perfect marathon race plan (negative splitting) but not so much for IUI. I […]

Wahhh Wahhhhhhh. Let me just start off by saying that this was the best cancelled cycle we’ve had. Confusing? Well… this was our first cycle with my new doctor and I REALLY like him. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that he’s A-OK with me running, which I’ll get back to. He is much more attentive and INVOLVED. I literally see him EVERY appointment. HE does my ultra sounds and checks my follicles. I think I mentioned in my last infertility post that at my old practice I only saw the doctor when I was willing to pay an $80 consultation […]

Happy Monday, folks! This time next week I’ll have run the Towpath Marathon and hopefully have another Boston Qualifying time under my belt! I think it’s important to have a few goals going into race day, so here are mine: #1- BQ with a 3:30   #2- “just” BQ (3:35)   #3- Enjoy the scenery and good weather. I would REALLY like to hit that 3:30 mark and the plan I’ve been following should get me there. I know I’ve put in the miles and hard work and I need to trust my training. But there’s that small voice in […]

Happy New Years everyone! As with every holiday and big event that passes, I can’t help but think, man, it’s already over. Where did 2015 go?! Seems like just yesterday I was recovering from last NYE! Let’s take a look back at the big events in my life from 2015 for this Friday’s Favorites… 2015 started with Todd having to travel to Israel for work for a few months. I was lucky enough to be able to tag along and got to explore the country. Swimming in the dead sea, tasting the yummy food, running a half marathon in Jerusalem […]

Last we left off, the doctor had just gotten to the hospital. Had she already been at the hospital, Kara would’ve been born 20 minutes earlier! Immediately upon her arrival, they got me ready to push. I didn’t know that you had to hold your legs up to push. I guess I just thought you kept them in the stirrups. I grabbed my legs and they told me to take a deep breath, hold it and push like I was taking a poop for as long as they counted (10 seconds). It was a much easier than the laboring part! Before […]

I know it’s been a few weeks since Kara was born, but I’m finally posting about her birth story. So far, parenthood has been amazing and our love for her grows everyday. I could seriously stare at her all day. In fact, she’s laying on my chest as I type this <3 Let’s get to it… Where do I begin?! At 33 weeks I was 75% effaced (thinning of the cervix) and 0 cm dilated (widening of cervix) and told to take things easy. No more working out or doing anything active. I went for a check up the following […]

Hey there ladies and gentleman! I have breaking news for you! Baby Kara made her debut 3.5 weeks early and arrived on December 3! She weighed in at 6 lbs 9 oz and 18.25 inches long- a healthy little girl! I’ll do another post on her birth story, but my plan was to have her naturally and that’s what I freakin did! Todd couldn’t (and still can’t) stop saying how proud he is of me and I must say, I’m pretty happy with myself, too, haha. The above pic was just after her first bath at the hospital. Look at […]

Can you believe Thanksgiving is already over and December is tomorrow?! Holy Cow! Time is flying and standing still all at the same time… let me explain with a Baby Winchell update… Linking up today with Erin for my weekend snapshot, Katie for MIMM and the weekly wrap! The Thursday before I was 34 weeks (my preggo weeks start on Sat) I was feeling a weird pain under my belly button and went to the doc to make sure everything was OK. Turns out the “pain” was completely normal and most likely due to the fact that I had abs before I got pregnant and they […]

For Two Fitness® Yoga Shorts!

Hope everyone had a great Turkey Day! I just wanted to drop a by quickly and share about a company I am thankful to be partnered with… I announced back in September that I was accepted to be a For Two Fitness® ambassador. It’s great to be apart of community of like minded people while being pregnant- that working out is A-Okay! They sent me their yoga shorts to review and I couldn’t wait to put them on. Now I admit that I haven’t done yoga in WAY too long, BUT with how comfortable they are… I’ve been wearing them around […]

Hey Hey! I feel like I start every post with an apology for not posting in a while… my bad. Things really aren’t THAT busy, but we’ve had a lot of random stuff to do that seems to take up so much time! Let’s get to it… Last week I started getting this pain right under my belly button that went down a few inches. It wasn’t a sharp pain, but felt more like a bruise if you even touched it, let alone pressed on it. On top of that it was hurting to pee. Not like a UTI kind […]

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