My Story

The chronicle of the journey from infertility, to miscarriage, to finally raising twin girls born in June 2012.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Well, I knew that once I got pregnant, I was going to become a total germaphobe.  I was a good girl during the last pregnancy, but I wasn't totally anal about it.  Since I lost that pregnancy due to infection, which we don't know if it was a viral infection or what, I'm going completely and totally over the top with my next pregnancy.

But I'm not pregnant yet.  But K spent most of today in bed because he felt like crap, sore throat, a nose that couldn't decide between running and stuffing.  We don't know if this is a one day kind of sick, or a 3 week kind of sick.  Either way, if patterns hold true, I should expect to get sick about 36-48 hours after he shows his first symptoms.

If this is a 3 week thing, that means that I'll still have it when we get to suppression check.  The last time I showed up at suppression check with a cold, the doc said that maybe we should put the procedure off another month.

Ok, so that's a whole lot of if's happening there.  And I'm going to do whatever I can NOT to deal with them!

We've Lysoled the hell out of the bedroom and K is banished to the baby room where we still have the guest bed set up from when we expected his mother to visit.  He is instructed to Purel his hands before touching anything around here and I'm washing my hands a lot.  And we're not sharing popcorn while watching TV tonight like we usually do.


So yeah, I'm now in full Pre-Pregnancy Princess mode.


  1. I hope you don't get sick and I'm rooting for you on this cycle! I will be anxiously awaiting posts on updates!

  2. I've got my fingers crossed for you! I just caught a cold this week, and I'm on CD 10 of my first IVF cycle. I've been loading up on vitamin c, zinc, and a whole bunch of other crap that I'm sure will nullify any fertility drugs, but I am bound and determined not to be a mess at my monitoring appointment. Oh, man, I hope you don't get sick!

  3. Hoping you don't get sick. I second taking zinc, it can definitely help....if it's ok with your fertility meds. Sleep lots and drink tonnes of water!! Fingers crossed :)

  4. Man, that would totally suck. Keep taking that vitamin C!!! I am looking forward to your cycle like it's mine. Back off germs!

  5. Interesting news article in the Star today:
    about in vitro and obesity.
    Thought you might be interested.

  6. Urgh that sucks :-(
    Think healthy thoughts! And drink lots of tea with ginger!
    Repeat after me:
    I will not be sick. I will not be sick. I will only ooze awesome sauce, and not germy runny stuff. I will not be sick.

  7. Ugh I hope you don't get sick!!

    pick up a Neti Pot!! It is gross, but it really works and it has helped me several times to avoid getting sick!

    Happy ICLW

  8. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. You can't get sick now. This is your cycle. I'm checking this blog like it's me waiting for my stupid period on day 28 for crying out loud. GO TEAM. I hope this is your month.


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