Category Archives: sperm

My Fertility Specialist Magazine and Our Fertility Story

I was asked to contribute an article for the free, online My Fertility Specialist magazine, and I’m delighted to let you know that you can now read my article as the latest issue is now available. If you don’t know … Continue reading

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First Clomid Two Week Wait – 1dpo

Today is one day post ovulation. Ovulation day was yesterday, as signalled by some absolutely monster cramps that thankfully all went away by yesterday afternoon. With inseminations three days before and one day before ovulation we have done all that … Continue reading

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That Amazing Moment When…

So, yesterday we had a VERY VERY dark OPK. I gave Superhero Donor a text and he confirmed that he could do later that night, which is great.  However, the positive OPK at that point was totally sod’s law. Here’s why. … Continue reading

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6dpo

The two week wait, is seems, is the best way to slow things down! The best way to make time feel like it is dragging like a big bitch! So, here we are. Six days post my earliest ovulation ever.

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Ain’t That Some Surprise…

Last night (cd18) I got a very dark OPK, leaving me wondering if it would go positive this morning. I texted Superhero Donor to make him aware that we might need him today and he said he could (thankfully) donate … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, 2ww, artificial insemination, donor, donor sperm, eggs, fertility, insemination, luteal phase, opk, PCOS, positive, positive test, sperm, Sperm donor, Superhero Donor, two week wait | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

National Fertility Awareness Week 2014 – Our Story

This week is National Fertility Awareness Week. As someone who has dealt with infertility (as many have), I think it is so important that people think about and understand infertility a little bit. Understand how upsetting it can be. Stop … Continue reading

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An Ode to Clearblue

Reporting from cycle day TWENTY FIVE I’m usually the first to poo poo Clearblue Ovulation tests. The majority of the time as far as I am concerned they are overpriced. I still think that, but I bought some to help … Continue reading

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