This digital download includes pdf files of the 10 affirmations together and each album individually of the Red explicit and clean versions, as well as digital png files of each heart.
Since 2019, I’ve been doodling affirmations on conversation hearts every February. This year’s looks a bit different. Anyone who knows me, online or in person, knows my love for Taylor. So I pulled some affirming lyrics from each album to create this year’s conversation hearts. The timing happens to come right as my family continues our fertility journey.
We met with our new reproductive endocrinologist in September after doing 3 medicated cycles per my OB, as that is what worked with Ilah. At that time we did an internal ultrasound. I still had polycystic ovaries (more than 12 follicles), but everything else was normal. Our doctor left it up to us if we wanted to continue medicated cycles or add in IUIs. Because of the upcoming busy holidays, we made the decision to keep trying on letrozole until 2023. After 7 medicated cycles, we met with our doctor again on Monday.
We had a couple questions.
Could I have PCOS that hasn’t been diagnosed?
Could I be getting false positives on OPKs?
We did blood work to check my testosterone levels to see if I met 2/3 on the “PCOS checklist”. Those levels came back in normal range. But I could still have PCOS as it can be tricky to diagnose per my doctor. I do meet one of the checklists with having polycystic ovaries. Having PCOS doesn’t change the course of treatment.
He confirmed I could be getting false positives. There’s about 8% chance of that.
All that being said, we are moving forward with medicated cycles and adding in IUIs. The first one will be in February.
Our clinic is about an 80 min drive. I have to make our appointment by 3:30 the day I get a positive OPK. We will then need to make Jason’s appointment between 8-9. My appointment will be 2 hours after.
I will take a home pregnancy test 14 days after the procedure. We will do this plan for 3 cycles and then discuss what’s next.
One of the many downsides to infertility treatment is having to plan and time everything, taking any surprise factor out. But I will continue to share, as I feel comfortable, so others know what infertility looks like. And always a friendly reminder to stop asking when people are having kids or more kids.
Not only are fertility treatments expensive themselves, but we will have added expenses for traveling to our clinic each cycle. We appreciate your love and support. ✨
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