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My husband, David, and I had been trying to have a baby since November of 2007. After 'letting things happen', we got the amazing news that we were pregnant in June of 2008. Sadly, that pregnancy ended at 9 weeks with a natural miscarriage. After two more chemical pregnancies, we turned to fertility treatments in 2009. That decision was a disaster, with lousy medical care and poor monitoring. In December of 2009, we made the huge decision to move onto IVF. Things fell into place like magic and we began treatment on January 15, 2010. After a blighted ovum in March, we did a successful FET in June, only to endure another blighted ovum in July. We kept up and underwent another IVF in September/October of 2010 with the arrival of our son, Brogan in July of 2011! After our lovely success (finally) we decided to undertake yet another IVF treatment and hope for a sibling for our little red headed boy. Well... so far it's worked. Our story continues below!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

David Leaves.... More Tests Tomorrow... Insurance Update

As most of you know, David works out of town most of the time.  His job as an environmental consultant with the pipelines means that he travels all over Western Canada.  What that's meant for us in the TTC realm is that we've had to make a lot of trips and juggle timing and flights to try to get together when the time is right.  Sometimes we make it, sometimes we just get the benefits of trying.

Anyhow, he has been home since December 19th, and left today.  That's the longest I've seen him since last June.  Wow.  Never realized that until I said it.  He had to leave a day early because he has to do another SA - this time in the RE lab in Edmonton (satelite clinic).  So he had to drive the six hours to Edmonton, do the tests tomorrow and then drive back to High Prairie, AB where he's working. 

We're hoping to get together for a ski trip halfway between home and work next Sunday, and then won't see each other until we meet up for the egg retrieval at the end of the month.  It will seem like forever.  Even when you're used to missing someone, it doesn't make it easier.

Oh and the insurance stuff... sounds like we made a great move on the extended health.  I'm not 100% sure yet, but it seems that not only will our fertility drugs be covered (80% anyhow) but that our medical travel expenses will also be covered.  That means airfair, hotel... which means I might be able to afford a car when I'm down there.  It means we might save as much as $3000 in travel expenses, not to mention the $3000+ in drugs.

As things are happening quickly, my need to document and record becomes more frenzied.  I love to blog, but not when it's all just filled with dashed hopes and nothingness.  At least we have some hope.  I fully realize it might not work.  I know we might test and it might be negative.  But we're have tried.  We'll have done all we could have done.  And that's enough. :)


  1. Wishing you luck on your IVF cycle. It's quite the roller coaster but worth the wait.

  2. Best wishes on this cycle. It must be so hard not having your husband around for most of it. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you!

  3. I can't imagine the added stress of not having Dave there. I didn't realize you guys had to travel to meet each other when TTC!

  4. Best of luck on your IVF cycle. Sending you tons of baby dust! Just think positive. The other tries are in the past so leave them there. You have every reason to be optimistic. BELIEVE. Also, so sorry D had to leave again. I know its difficult doing all of this without him there physically but he is there in spirit! Great news about your insurance. That is absolutely awesome. You have some great things going for you. Kick up your heels, let down your hair and get on that table..its time for Operation Get Knocked Up!

  5. I am glad David was home for so long! But that really stinks that he will be gone so long. I don't know how you do it. I get a little nuty if Matt is gone for a week.

    Keep the hope. I really beleive this is your time. You will get that BFP!