Canceled Cycles & Star Trek

canceled-iui

Before I get too far into this post, I want to give a special hello to anyone who found my blog by reading the guest post I wrote today for the Where the *Bleep* is our Stork? blog.  I was so honored that Teresa allowed me to write a guest post, and I’m grateful that you took the time to click through and read my own blog.

I went to the RE today for my Day 10 ultrasound to see how well this round of Clomid worked. Despite an increase dosage, Clomid was not my friend this month and I only had one mature follie.  We’ve had 3 failed IUIs with 2-3 mature follies each.  Our insurance isn’t paying a penny of our treatment, so we opted to cancel the cycle since the odds weren’t that great and it would save us about $1,000.

My RE was willing to do the IUI if I wanted to (after all, it only takes one follie, right?), but I just didn’t feel the cost would be worth it when you factor in the lower odds.  My appointment was at 10am and I ended up taking the rest of the day off from work.  I was sad and disappointed, and I knew trying to work would be a waste of my energy and company time.

When I got home I turned on Netflix and decided to watch Star Trek:Enterprise.  (I’m a nerd, I know).  I’ve been re-watching the entire series, and wouldn’t you know that today I just happened to be on the episode that revolves around an alien character whose sole purpose in life is to reproduce.  Sigh….

Fertility Treatment Tracker

Fertility treatments require numerous visits to the doctor.  It’s important to keep records of your treatments and medications, but it can be hard to keep it organized.  That’s why I created this Fertility Treatment Tracker printable.  

There’s space for the date of your treatment or medication, the name of the provider or doctor, and any kind of notes you want to make for yourself.  

This printable will come in handy if you ever decide to switch doctors, get a second opinion, or just need to refresh your memory.  

The Fertility Treatment Tracker is available for free download in full-color or black and white.  If you share this printable, please link to this blog post and not the printable itself.  

Weekly Planner Printable

My dream is to become a stay-at-home wife/mother, but I’m not quite there yet.  First of all, we don’t exactly have a baby yet.  And even if we did, I’m not sure I’d be able to afford quitting my job just yet.  So, I’m sticking with the day job for now!

Working full-time outside the house and trying to maintain a clean and welcoming home can be quite difficult.  I love the idea of using a printable, daily planner to help organize all the tasks I need to do, but all the printables I found online tended to focus on those who stay at home.  I couldn’t find any that catered to those of us who work outside the home, so I decided to create my own.

Instead of creating a daily schedule by the hour, I created five different time blocks that I think are applicable for every working woman’s day:  morning, lunch, after work, dinner, and after dinner.  This way, I can schedule all my household tasks around my work without worrying about specific times.
In order to save ink costs, this printable uses black and gray ink only.  You can download the printable by clicking on the picture.  I hope you enjoy it.