Monthly Archives: June 2011

UGGGGGGGGGGGG  We have f’n TERMITES.  Seriously.  What bad timing.  It aggravates me to no end.  We have spent a year detoxifying our house and lives, AND NOW we get to have a ridiculous amount of pesticides sprayed in the walls and foundation of our home.  Fucking fantastic.   So, after freaking […]


Well, as I’m sure you might have guessed, all of the tests were negative.  SO, this is a new month  *sigh*.   At least all of the jitters of the first month of trying are out of the way.   Of course, I’ll update along the way…. wish us luck!

Another Month

Negative pee test     It’s still really early to test (it’s only 10 days past ovulation and most don’t get a positive until 13 days), so I suppose there’s still a chance.  However, body signs (I’ll spare you the details) are also pointing to no, and seem to be gearing up […]

This Morning

So the title of this post kind of makes it sound like I’m a chicken, right?  Before I got in the world of embryology, I had no idea that human embryos actually hatch out of their shells too.  First things first though, yesterday my (possible) morula should have expanded out […]

Blastocyst & Hatching

An embryo on day three should have 8 cells.  Ideally, each day we want our embryo to double in cell number.  We also want our embryo’s cells to be of equal size and have no fragmentation.   The better organized an embryo is, the higher likelihood of producing a lasting pregnancy.  Imagine […]

3 days old

If I’m pregnant, here’s what our embryo looks like today: Our embryo should have 4 cells today (called blastomeres).   Each of these cells contain both mine and Will’s DNA combined.  In fact, right now the unique genetic make up of our future baby is already determined.  These cells are totipotent, which means […]


  Soooo this is the week that we “try to make a baby.”  Ovulation is a GO, I repeat, Ovulation is a GO.  Holy Moly!  I can’t believe it.    After lots of practice, hopefully we can get it right (HA- sorry, Dad!).   Because of working in a fertility clinic, I definitely know […]

This Week

WOW.  So this is the month.  The month we begin “trying.”   We’ve been planning so long that I just can’t believe it’s here.   As luck would have it, I got super dehydrated and sick from being in the sun too much this past Sunday, which was the beginning of THE […]

June 1st, 2011