Author: Jessica Martin

Endo and Embryos

Note: Embryo pictured is not ours…it’s a random bunch of cells that could potentially have turned into a person that I pulled from Google. Did you know you can have writer’s block even when you’re writing about your own life? Maybe it’s work being insane right now, maybe I’ve been dealing with a bit of…

Betty White’s Birthday

January 17th, 2019 January 17th, 2019 was Betty White’s 97th birthday!  It was also the day I got drugged and Kim K’s fertility doctor extracted FIVE eggs from my lower abdomen! A bonus 5th egg! Thank you for being a friend, Betty!!! January 17th is Michelle Obama’s birthday too and she also went through IVF,…

Fear and Bloating in Los Angeles

Disclaimer: I’m beyond grateful for being able to even try this IVF adventure and I’m super hopeful that we will get to meet Baby Martin after everything. Please don’t take anything I say about the process, tests, or IVF meds as I am not absolutely thrilled to be trying IVF.  I just want to be…

I’ve Got a Blank Space, Baby…Initial Here.

If both Scott and I die suddenly, but there’s a little embryo out there just waiting to be transferred into my uterus, then that embryo can be donated to another couple trying to have a child. Soooo, if Scott and I both die suddenly with a viable embryo on deck, then it’s possible another couple…

Thou Shall Not Be An Internet Troll

Not gonna lie…starting to write again post-IVF realization plus the holidays right after has been hard. The last month just feels like a blur of going through the motions and checking off the boxes surrounding the holidays while still processing the Korean BBQ that is our reproductive adventure. I’m not really ready, just yet, to…

Spoiler Alert: It’s IVF. It’s IVF for us.

November 26, 2018 Warning: There’s a lot of scientific baby making talk ahead, but first, CRYSTALS! I bought crystals. I mean I didn’t buuuuuuy crystals, like, for real, but I bought crystals. Ok, fine, I bought crystals. I basically bought them to take a pic for this post. I mean, whatever helps in any way,…

Masturbatorium Madness

November 7, 2018 🚨 Second-🤚🏻 Post Alert (pun intended?)! 🚨 Don’t worry, Scott has signed off on this post. I was sorta trying to gently talk him into maybe writing a guest contributor post, but I don’t want to press my luck. So, this is Scott’s story as told to me but with my thoughts…

Lemme See You Get Low

October 31st – November 7th, 2018  To the windoooow (to the window)…to the wall (to the wall)…to the progesterone in my body fall (fall)… (Google: Get Low. Lil Jon. Except for my parents, in-laws, godparents, aunts, uncles, or any of my other respected elders. Don’t Google that at all. Explicit early 2000s song lyrics. I…

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

October 29, 2018 Life is weird. And then, you end up at the same fertility clinic as the Kardashians. I’ve now been ultrasound’d in that same room on that same exam table as Khloe. Insert Scott for Kim and me for Khloe and there ya go…not that particular doctor yet, but I’ll see all three…