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.

Baby wanted

Before I got married, my biggest worry was that I’d never find a husband.  Now that I’m married, I’m being forced to confront a new fear: infertility.

Photo courtesy of http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1336784

My husband and I have been actively trying to have a baby for 11 months.  I’ll spare you the details, but rest assured we’ve done everything possible to increase our odds of getting pregnant naturally.  In the meantime, I’ve seen a two friends get pregnant relatively quickly (within 3 months) and another two other get pregnant without even trying.  I’m happy for them, of course, but it still hurts.

Today, we took our first step in seeking help and saw the OB/GYN.  We got orders for several tests.  Our health insurance does not cover infertility testing or treatment, so everything will come out-of-pocket.

I’m scared it will take us a long time to get pregnant, even with help.  I’m even more scared we’ll spend all our savings and NOT get pregnant.

This journey is just beginning for us.  I’m hoping this blog will be a cathartic place to share.