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The Ivory Lane / Emily Jackson
January 11, 2017
1:14 pm
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Likes Cheese
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November 23, 2014

I don't know about in Utah, from what I've read doctors seem to be very hasty to start meds there when you don't get pregnant right away (I think Rach wrote in a post that she tried for a year and had already done Clomid a few times during that time I think?!).  Where I live, if you've been trying for one year you can then be referred to a fertility specialist (which the waiting list can take up to two years for), but once you're in they will start tests/treatment ASAP if you decide to.  The exception is if you're over 35, then you can immediately be referred even if you haven't started trying yet because of the increased risks.

I'm just going to say, that post was lame.  I feel for her because it's a super hard thing to go through, but come on, she could have put a little more effort into it!  Not only the spelling/grammar, but just the hasty tone and lack of information.  If you're going to share, do it right!  Ugh, she's either dumb or lazy, and considering she's the only one in the family who actually graduated I'm going to go with mostly lazy.  

I wonder if she's talked to Jenica about this?  I'm sure she'd be a good person to speak to considering all she went through.  Mind you it might come off a little bratty considering they had to go through all that just to get their first (and I think only?!) two children when, as a lot of you have said, she has two beautiful and healthy children already.  NOT that she shouldn't try or go through this if that's what they decide, it just could be a sensitive topic to people who couldn't have any kids.

January 11, 2017
1:18 pm
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November 23, 2014

snarksquatch meowed

Criticizing me is unfeminist meowed

I'm open to someone more knowledgeable weighing in, I'm just very, very surprised that they've only been trying for a year and a half (with a break for the marathon!) and she's already doing clomid and IUI.  They're a youngish couple with two healthy kids, unless there's some medical condition she's not sharing I would assume they're just extremely unlucky?? No??

Of course she has the right to be sad and devastated.  I just don't understand the impatience and the urgency to be pregnant ASAP.        

I think she has mentioned she has struggled to get pregnant before too. Idk if it was with both kids or just Cannon. So with her history they are probably just more proactive.

There's a post somewhere where she talks about having a miscarriage before she ended up pregnant with Cannon.  So I think they had been trying for a while after Capri.  Not that I'm saying she should make this into an infertility blog, but transitioning more into lifestyle and including this as part of her storyline right now would be really nice.  More people need to be open and honest about this stuff.  This is how I started following Jenica, I had seen her mentioned through Rach before and when I saw the infertility story it got my attention.

January 11, 2017
1:24 pm
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obsessions on repeat
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April 8, 2015

I'm just going to say, that post was lame.  I feel for her because it's a super hard thing to go through, but come on, she could have put a little more effort into it!  Not only the spelling/grammar, but just the hasty tone and lack of information.  If you're going to share, do it right!  Ugh, she's either dumb or lazy, and considering she's the only one in the family who actually graduated I'm going to go with mostly lazy.  

 


Totally agree with the above.  I don't check her blog often, more things here so I was also disappointed when I went over to check it out.  It's basically the exact same things she said on Snapchat.  I was really hoping for some for more content/feeling/experience/effort in a post, especially about something so important/personal.  Guess that was too much work…drool

 

January 11, 2017
1:25 pm
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February 15, 2012

A year for a normal, healthy couple to try is normal. If you've been trying for more than a year it's advised by most medical professionals (Utah and outside) to go see a fertility specialist. 

If you're over 35 they want you to see a specialist after 6 months. If you've had fertility issues and want to get pregnant again, most women I know just go straight back to their fertility doctor after their first baby. If you've been diagnosed with an issue it makes no sense to start over with the year/six months waiting period. 

She mentioned that she had a miscarriage in between Capri and Cannon. I don't exactly remember if she took fertility drugs to conceive cannon. While one (she may have had more that we don't know of) miscarriage in itself isn't enough to diagnose you with a problem, that combined with the year and a half (even with subtracting marathon training) is enough to see a specialist and not be considered rushing. She hasn't said much about what testing they are doing to see if there is any cause to her secondary infertility, but that's something I'd like to hear about. 

It's not so much that's she's at the specialist, it's that they don't seem to care about the actual cause of her issues. At least she's not talking about that part. The blood tests and ultrasounds and all the crap you are supposed to do before to help figure out the problem. It sounds like they are just pumping her full of sperm, which is all well and good if you're treating the issue. Maybe they are trying to overwhelm the problem with copious amounts of jizz (kidding). 

January 11, 2017
1:30 pm
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August 8, 2016

snarksquatch meowed

Criticizing me is unfeminist meowed

I'm open to someone more knowledgeable weighing in, I'm just very, very surprised that they've only been trying for a year and a half (with a break for the marathon!) and she's already doing clomid and IUI.  They're a youngish couple with two healthy kids, unless there's some medical condition she's not sharing I would assume they're just extremely unlucky?? No??

Of course she has the right to be sad and devastated.  I just don't understand the impatience and the urgency to be pregnant ASAP.        

I think she has mentioned she has struggled to get pregnant before too. Idk if it was with both kids or just Cannon. So with her history they are probably just more proactive.

yes – i remember hearing something about this before from her. she had a miscarriage between capri and cannon, and i think (not 100%sure) cannon might have been conceived on clomid already. so i'm not sure, if given her history, the doctor put her back on clomid after like 6 months without luck, then she took her break and they just decided to go right for IUI after a few months of trying post marathon.

i think different states differ on coverage of this stuff too. i know in illinois, where i live, they won't cover anything until you've been trying for a year if the woman is under 35. my husband and i tried for a year – we were eager beaver to get the ball rolling on anything else we needed to do but had to wait that year. luckily, 5 days after we found out we had nothing wrong with us, we got a positive preggo test and now i'm due in early april wahoo! sorry – lil excited cuz it sucked trying and failing. so, i'm not sure the doctor could take her previous history into consideration too for starting treatments sooner. sounds like she has low estrogen with the thin uterus lining. fingers crossed for her.  

January 11, 2017
1:34 pm
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June 23, 2014

This may not be a popular opinion, so I want to preface this by saying I wish Emily and every other woman dealing with fertility issues the best of luck and a positive outcome. But I cringe a little when some of these fashion influencers share explicit details about their fertility struggles, such as the "here I am mid-IUI" pic. It's one thing to share something this detailed with family and friends, but to put it on a public blog or Instagram? uh

I get the argument that it makes her more "relatable" and helps other women who have been through this. But on the flip side: when Emily says she had an IUI, I just think about what Taylor had to do to get the … needed materials. And Emily and I are not on the personal level where I want to know or think about that. So while I am certainly sensitive to her struggle, that level of detail is TMI for me. A friend or family member, OK, but not a stranger on the internet. 

January 11, 2017
2:36 pm
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SkinnyTroutPout
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April 18, 2015

What is the view in the LDS church about adoption? Anyone knows?

January 11, 2017
3:35 pm
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notfunnyhaha
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April 11, 2014

pollita2312 meowed

What is the view in the LDS church about adoption? Anyone knows?

They support it.

January 11, 2017
3:49 pm
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Are you there SIBO
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March 25, 2015

Eww Emily just posted a snap of her and Cannon and referred to him as her "lover". I hate when people call their kids their boyfriend, best friend, etc… But lover seems especially terrible?

puke

January 11, 2017
3:50 pm
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Nicky192
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December 28, 2012

^Thats's pretty gross maybe she can teach her lover to drink out of a straw cup now that he's over 2.

IMHO just hope she's doing this for the right reasons and because she truly wants a third child. I'm going to get a lot of hate for this but from what I see she is more interested in babies then when it comes to the toddler phase she seems to let them run around wild and move on to the next thing. She treats cannon like an overgrown baby he's always in a nappy with a baby bottle. I think the baby obsession in Utah mormonland is real and I hope she can differentiate keeping up with the joneses vs actually wanting a third child. She already has two healthy children and a lot of help and resources so she's very lucky. I went to SLC not long ago and saw a lot of Mormon women with four kids just running wild and zero interest in them it all felt for show/ or the whole Mormon thing. It left a really bad taste in my mouth, I have a lot of friends/family who have gone through the infertility journey for just one child so I have experienced it closely its very emotionally draining

Did she say what she was doing in LA?

January 11, 2017
4:31 pm
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amazing husband gorgeous house
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August 20, 2014

Are you there SIBO meowed
Eww Emily just posted a snap of her and Cannon and referred to him as her "lover". I hate when people call their kids their boyfriend, best friend, etc… But lover seems especially terrible?

puke

I completely agree. Lover is way worse than boyfriend, which she has called him in the past as well, at least two times that I can remember off the top of my head.

January 11, 2017
4:46 pm
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Are you there SIBO
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March 25, 2015

It's slow at work today so I've been up on my snapchat game. Emily just snapped that she has updated today's post because she rushed through writing it last night (very professional).

She said she added more information and wants us all to go read it again…

Also she's snapping all this from bed, with Rach, in her PJs. SO full time these two…

For the record, I wish her and her family all the best in this. My snark is just directed towards her professionalism/quality of content. Not what she is going through as I'm sure that is very difficult.

January 11, 2017
5:25 pm
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Boobs Akimbo
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Meows: 6515
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January 23, 2015

^^^ So Emily read GOMI and decided to update her blog post with more info etc. So typical.

smiley-signs064 with the "lover" comment. Calling him her love, ok. But not her LOVER. Enough with the gross, borderline incestuous comments about your sons, Skalla mommas!!



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