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J M (Jayson Mellissa)
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Welcome Back!
Yesterday we posted a vlog on our Facebook page announcing some exciting news. Be sure to check it out at  Facebook and be sure to stay tuned for more updates!
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Infertile Christmas #3
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. That's what we used to think. As the infertile years have gone on, Christmas is becoming the most demoralizing time of the year. With every Christmas card of smiling happy families, Elf on the Shelf post ide...
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We've run out of rope
On Monday Mellissa went in for her final visit to the clinic to get the final blood draw of our fertility treatment. The experience was fairly surreal, as we have spent the past year and a half making regular visits to the clinic each month for a variety of...
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Things to do During the Two Week Wait, 2WW
Two Week Wait: (noun); used to describe the longest, most nerve racking 10-17 days of a couple's life. It takes place between ovulation and the time a woman can pee on about 30 pregnancy sticks to determine if they just spent the equivalent of another colle...
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Frozen Embryo Transfer #2: Officially Transferred
All of our embryos are officially out of the freezer and transferred. We now begin the long, tumultuous wait to determine if they result in a pregnancy. Monday was very bittersweet and I found myself dragging my feet to get to the clinic that morning. This ...
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Wisconsin Adoption Fairness Act (LRB-0965)
On Monday DePere Assemblyman Andre Jacque proposed a Wisconsin Bill to shorten the required time a birth mother must wait before she can relinquish her parental rights. You can check out this news article for some more information - Channel 3000 This is som...
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Day 2, attempt #3
It's been extremely restorative 27 days. We feel rejuvenated, and ready to take on another IVF frozen embryo transfer cycle. This time is very different though. We are not overly excited like the first time, nor are we discouraged. We feel at peace whatever...
Day 2, attempt #3
Day 2, attempt #3
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Hysteroscopy #2
Yesterday was as Jayson's bring your wife to work day, except that I sat in the corner quietly and read while Jayson worked a half-day before driving me down the road to Meriter Hospital. Since we went through a hysteroscopy in November of 2014 nothing much...
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On the Preoccupies of Defeat
We are breaking radio silence after a tough few weeks. After the news of our first IVF transfer failing we had a very difficult time coping even with the prospect of another transfer opportunity. Days were dragging by, and we spent a lot of time consuming o...
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IVF FET Results (Round 1)
Three years ago today we had one of the happiest days or our lives. Surrounded by hundreds of family and friends we professed our commitment, love, and dedication to each other. When our doctor told us that we would find out the results of our first round o...
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