Sunday, November 20, 2011


Welcome fellow bloggers and commenters!  I'm Jessie and this is my own special place to acknowledge the fun kind of hell that is infertility.  Can you tell I like sarcasm?

I'm actually a little more upbeat and sunshiney than usual lately because my 30th birthday is on Wednesday.  Maybe it's because I've gotten to watch all my friends turn 30 already (ah, the joy of having a late birthday), or maybe it's because it would be really hard for 30 to be worse than 28 and 29 were, but I'm actually really looking forward to 30.  We'll see how long that lasts, but for now I'm going to enjoy it!

In terms of our IF journey, DH and I started trying in August of 2009.  We had some basic testing in the summer of 2010 and then found out after $1400 in bills that our insurance didn't cover testing.  I got insurance that did cover it this summer, and we got a diagnosis of unexplained infertility and were preparing for IVF #1 when we found out that I'm a carrier for spinal muscular atrophy.  After several more insurance issues, we've finally been able to do the test to see if DH is also a carrier, and we've got 2-3 weeks now to wait for the results.  We're hoping to get the coinsurance together to be able to try again on IVF #1 early in the new year.  Until then, the waiting game continues.


  1. Gah! I hate waiting! That's what we're doing right now too! Hope you get great news!

  2. Ugh I totally feel your pain on the 30th birthday... mine was this past August! I hope your birthday turns out wonderfully, though!!!

    Happy ICLW :)

  3. Anonymous5:15 AM

    The waiting game is the worst. Hope you have a great birthday tomorrow with lots of cake!
    Happy ICLW

  4. Anonymous8:34 AM

    Happy early birthday! I can tell you that at least for me, 30 wasn't so bad.

    We've been waiting a long time too and may be doing IVF #1 in early 2012.

  5. hurry up and wait.... my favorite part of the if game!
    thank goodness for insurance coverage....
    happy happy birthday to you...hoping 30 isn't terrible. for me it wasn't bad, more of a reflection kind of time.

    ps i will be following along...cheering you on through your ivf cycle :-)

  6. Unaffected, I remember your posts about when your birthday was coming up; that was one of the things that got me thinking about mine.

  7. IComLeavWe #45:

    Happy early birthday and prayers during your wait. I hope you receive favorable news!

    My most recent birthday was the big 3-0 and I'm loving it so far. :-)

  8. Not gunna lie - I bawled my eyes out at 30! Hasn't been bad since then, though. :) 30s are definitely better than the 20s. Happy early birthday!

    ICLW :)

  9. happy birthday!! and hoping the waiting ends soon. thanks for stopping by our blog.



  10. Good luck for IVF #1 - have a rad of my blog if you have time - I've now done 2 cycles and and now on a frozen cycle - my last one, so it better be THE ONE! Anyway, I have some tips for getting through it:

    ICLW #110.

    All the best!

  11. That was supposed to be "read"!!

  12. Michelle, that's a great post, thanks!