Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby, Matthew, came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother, Bryson, followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day, October 12, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband, Hottie, is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do.
I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!
January 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm
Hi, I just read your page regarding the IVF schedule and you have just given me some hope. I am currently in the 2ww of my second IVF (1st one BFN). All was going great they transferred 2 fully expanded blasts on day 5; however, I completely forgot to start my vivelle estrogen patches!!! I was supposed to start them on the 25th, and realized this on the 28th after having hot flashes all night. I was completely devastated that I could be so stupid to forget the patch -the PATCH!!!! after all the shots I forget the damn patch!!! I have felt like I completely messed up this IVF cycle. After scouring the internet for days now, I have finally found someone else who did the same thing as me, and things worked out great for you! Thank you for this post, it gave me some hope that there is still a chance for me for this cycle. 🙂
February 2, 2013 at 8:42 pm
I’m so glad it was helpful! Believe me, this made me worry so much, but when I called the nurses after I realized my mistake, they assured me it was no big deal! I’m sure you are just fine! I hope your cycle works out – best of luck!!!!
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January 4, 2016 at 6:40 pm
Hi Courtney… I read your comment on Belle’s site about your trauma. I too am a survivor. I wonder if you might be interested in joining the private group I started on Facebook about parenting after trauma. I’m sorry to post this here, but I couldn’t find a contact link.
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