Monday, October 28, 2013

Breaking Kogod news

Alternate title: Why I Had Mac 'n Cheese For Breakfast

Man, am I excited to announce this. Jack and I are expecting a baby boy in May! I’ll spare you the customary sonogram pic. No one knows what they’re looking at in those things anyway.

I’m in the first week of my second trimester and this was a really hard thing to keep from you all, especially since I seem to be expanding in about eight different directions. It’s been a super easy pregnancy – no morning sickness, no food aversions and no cravings. I mean, I want mac ‘n cheese a lot, but I think that’s just because I’m fat and like mac ‘n cheese. My biggest issue has been some severe fatigue, which is why the fact that I work from home most days is a plus. No one can see when I fall asleep in the middle of writing something, which has happened more than once.

But before you come at me with pitchforks and torches for bragging about having an easy pregnancy, know that the process to get here wasn’t easy.

After more than a year of trying to get pregnant, Jack and I started fertility testing in August 2012. All of our tests came out fine, which led to a diagnosis of “unexplained infertility.” Basically, my uterus was being an asshole. Our doctors recommended starting with IUI (intrauterine insemination) in February of this year. We’ve been through six fertility cycles, more than 50 blood tests, dozens of self-given injections and multiple miscarriages.

Basically, it’s been a really rough year, so shut up and let me have my easy pregnancy.

I know that’s a lot of information to share with you all, and that’s the point. Over the next several months I’ll be using this space to talk about our fertility process. The painful stuff, the humiliating moments, and the humor I used to get through it all.

I promise I’ll write about other stuff too, so bookmark this site, even if you don’t care about my uterus.

In the meantime, yay. A baby.