Two years ago I knocked myself out while brushing my teeth. Above the white pedestal sink in our last apartment sat a small glass shelf upon which we placed a ceramic container filled with q-tips and cotton balls. Once the timer on my electric toothbrush told me 2 minutes of brushing had been completed, I [...]
Neither medicine nor the doctors who prescribe it scare me. I harbor an unusual fascination for needles (I like to watch my blood being drawn) and squeamish is not an adjective that’s a part of my constitution.
However, today writes a different story, a new chapter, in my relationship with meds. Today, this showed up at [...]
If you experience an outage of this here blog over the next day or so, don’t be alarmed. I’m moving on up to the east side, to a deluxe URL in the sky. Coming soon: maybebabyblog.com. Easier, sleeker and oh-so descriptive, I’m really excited to have a permanent home with a more accessible address.
And hey, [...]
Every now and again Constance sends me an email with a not-so-hidden message in regards to one of my deficiencies. Somewhere around month 9 during our never ending journey to conception, emails about how to achieve healthy sperm counts and all of the things I should avoid from that day forward.
About a year ago my [...]
Friday, a great day for reading and pretending to be engaged in the tasks at-hand when in fact your mind is racing toward the weekend and, for me, the launch of Wimbledon 2008 come Monday. Yes, soon I will be hinging my every move and thought on the green lawns of London during what are [...]
This morning I stumbled across a truly fascinating story, albeit a story with a truly terrible and misleading headline. “Nigeria: ‘Fighting Infertility May Be Easier Than Expected’” , tackles the epidemic of infertility in Nigeria – an astounding 25% of couples of so-called “fertile age” are infertile – and tells the story of one of [...]
Constance and I hit the town on a Tuesday night to take in one of her favorite bands, The Swell Season, (it’s the people from the movie, Once) at the historic Chicago Theatre for the 2nd of 3 sold-out shows. If you haven’t seen the movie and you have yet to buy the soundtrack, do [...]
Constance received her first ultrasound at Fertility Center of Illinois on Friday, which was both lengthy and uncomfortable – and a bit gross. Bless the ultrasound technician willing to take measurements of the reproductive organs in the midst of a menstrual cycle. Hopefully she is a well-paid employee. Constance was not looking forward to standing [...]
It is now a quarter hour into the new day, and following a grueling day at the office, dog duty, followed by band practice, I am now moments away from reuniting with Constance… And it feels SO good.
Later today we go to the fertility center for an ultrasound, more bloodwork, and birth control. We also [...]
Twenty-five periods, one for every month we’ve been trying to conceive with no positive result. The twenty-fifth period was added last night and that late period, providing 5 days of hope during a sad personal time, eventually arrived like all of the others.
When you look at them up there, it doesn’t look like that many [...]