Monday, October 1, 2007

Really teetering on the edge....

When I started this blog back in April, I really thought that I was 'teetering on the edge' of starting IVF. It seems like it would really just be the next month. Or if not that month, maybe the month after.

Well, here I am - really teetering! 7 months later! Aaron was telling me how he may have to be traveling for business next week - and I told him not to worry about it - so long as he was home for Friday. Because I think I'll be starting my lupron shots on Friday. And he said 'That soon?!'

I'm not going to talk about the common theme across IF Land that we spend a hell of a lot of time waiting. Because you know it, I know it, and anyone who has ever tried to get pregnant knows it. I have spent so much time WAITING... it's kind of scary to be MOVING. I'm sure a lot of my questions will be answered in Thursday's class, but I feel like in the past, I knew what to expect. I know we have shots to take, and u/s to go to, and blood to be drawn... but then there is the V-NOD*, seeing real time how Aaron little soldiers and my eggs get along when they get close to each other... and hopefully, god willing...the transfer (how many? Aaron strongly wants to do 2. I go back and forth. I'd love twins. Twins run naturally in both of our families... but can I handle it?!??!)

The fact that I honestly didn't think I'd get approved until November, so I have plans to go away the weekend of the 2nd, and was also planning on going to Disney for a long weekend on Nov 9th. That I may BE PREGNANT around the holidays.

Ok. Deep breath. (and maybe a gin and tonic when I get home tonight.)

*V-NOD is a acronym that Geohde and I came up with for the 'vaginal needle of doom' used at retrieval.

7 comments:

JJ said...

7 months goes by fast, doesnt it? Best of luck starting the lupron! And enjoy a (few) gin and tonics ;)

Baby Step said...

My IVF clinic will only transfer 2-4 embryos. The only time they will transfer 1 embryo is if someone has already had a successful IVF and has at least one child.

I am waiting for my period so I can do the lupron challenge...I will be following in your footsteps soon!

Samantha said...

You can do it! Believe or not, the Lu.pron will seem like nothing, then you'll just be waiting for the stims...

It's nice, to have anxiety about moving forward, rather than just frustration about waiting, isn't it?

ultimatejourney said...

Hooray for moving forward! Enjoy those G&Ts; hopefully you won't have the option for a while after this.

mary ellen said...

Good luck with starting this cycle Cece. I am sure that you will do great!

Geohde said...

The VNOD's bark is worse than it's stab.

(smugly speaks the woman that did her retrieval sans drugs)

:)

I can't wait for you to get going with it. I can offer loads of assvice!

Baby Step said...

I did my Lupron Challenge yesterday (2nd blood draw) - waiting for the results with bated breath!