Skip to main content

My Unconventional Journey to Motherhood

After the twins were born, I looked in the fridge and noticed a small vial in the side door. I'd held onto that vial of medication for nearly a year and with the birth of the twins, I had the courage to dispose of it. It was a tiny vial that held a $1,000 medication. A vial which held all my hopes of motherhood and now after years of fertility treatments, our dreams of parenthood finally came true and it was time to get rid of that vial.

Getting pregnant was a pricey investment of time and money for me and my husband. We spent tens of thousands of dollars in our efforts to conceive and countless hours at doctor's offices and hospital labs. Was it worth it? Yes. Would I do it all over again? Well, yes and no. Yes, I would do it all over again but not exactly the same way we did before.

Much has changed in terms of fertility treatments since hubby and I began our fertility journey over a decade ago. Nowadays, couples trying to conceive have options, much more affordable options than we had a decade ago. When hubby and I began our fertility journey I kept a journal detailing my basal temperature and vaginal mucus temperatures.

Basal temperature rises during ovulation but it isn't always necessarily an indication of ovulation. Vaginal mucus changes when you're ovulating. Vaginal secretions are sticky, moist and stretchy as you near your ovulation period and the texture becomes dry and pasty before and after ovulation. Again changes in cervical mucus aren't necessarily an indication of ovulation.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.

Ovulation predictor kits are a more reliable means of determining ovulation and yield more reliable, visible results. Since ovulation only last a few hours it's nice to have a little help guiding sperm to the cervix. The Stork OTC was created to help position sperm where it needs to be. The unique condom-like sheath collects the sperm into a cervical cap and the applicator positions the cap near the cervix where it stays until it's removed. The Stork OTC is an affordable option and available at select CVS stores across the nation next to the ovulation test kits in the family planning section.

Are you trying to conceive? Did you struggle with infertility? Share your story and encourage others and join me September 28th at 8 pm EST for the #WhyStorkOTC Twitter Party.

Watch for me @3Boys_OldLady, I'm a guest panelist at the #WhyStorkOTC Twitter Party and I'll share my experience and share stories of hope to others in their conception journey.

Prizes include:
• $50 CVS gift cards
• Ovulation test kits
• Stork OTC


Popular posts from this blog

$25 Paypal Cash Rain Rain Go Away! Giveaway Hop

I am so excited to be a part of the Rain Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop hosted byThe Kids Did It and The Mommy Island Here's your chance to win $25 Paypal cash from Three Boys and an Old Lady blog + enter more than 100 other fab blog giveaways.

Giveaway runs from April 5 - 19
Be sure to visit daily and enter the secret code word to earn extra entries.

Click HERE for today's Secret Word
* * * G I V E A W A Y * * * Entry-Form  

Life's a Beach Giveaway Hop! Win a $15 Amazon Gift Card

To celebrate Spring Break and all the joys of Spring, Three Boys and an Old Lady blog has joined over 100 blogs in the Life is a Beach Giveaway Hop sponsored by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island.

We have had torrential Spring rains and I am so looking forward to drier days when Hubby, the kids and I can kick back and relax at the beach.  Come on Sunshine, shine our way!

What about you?  Does the beach draw you in with the soothing sound of the waves rushing up to the shore? 

What's the one thing you take with you to the beach?  Is it that favorite beach towel?  Those chic sunglasses?  Sunscreen?  Fave book?  Beach chair?  Let me know and be entered to win a $15 Amazon gift card.

Good luck


Oh, The Places You'll Go! Back to School Giveaway Hop #Back2School2017

It's that time of year again.  Time to rise and shine and get the kiddos off to school.

What are your back to school essentials?
Here is a listing of back to school essentials.  Many thanks to my teacher friends for helping me compile this list.
 *#2 pencils, at least one box
   *Box of crayons:  8 jumbo- Pre-K thru 1; 16/24 Grades 1 - up
   *Folders in different colors, one for each subject
   *Notebook paper
   *Notebook or journal 
The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island are back with another fab giveaway hop!  This time over 125 blogs have joined forces to present some wonderful back to school prizes.

We finished our back to school shopping on Tax Free Weekend and saved lots of money on all our back to school essentials.  What about you?

To help offset some of the costs of sending the kiddos back to school Three Boys and an Old Lady has a $25 Walmart gift card up for grabs.
* * * G I V E A W A Y * * *  One lucky Th…