- usually I have about 2 weeks between starting stims and ER (then another 5 days until ET) - so hopefully the end of April/beginning of May! Do you think you'll do another cycle? It's so hard to quit when there aren't many other options...
- is this your first pregnancy? Isn't it amazing how much you love the tiny little heartbeat in there?
- wow, kindergarten. Kudos to you. I don't have the temperment to be around kids that age all day, especially when they're not MINE!
I was in a fender bender just after my BFP, everything was fine (granted, I miscarried a few weeks later, but I doubt that was related. We saw a healthy baby/heartbeat at 6 weeks - then at 8 weeks it had stopped and I had a D&C at 10 weeks).
- I really feel like the treatments are an addiction - but I don't know how to stop. I keep thinking "we'll go through all of this, have a baby -- and then do it AGAIN to have a sibling?!?!" - somehow I think we'll probably have an 'only', but then again, I hear from so many people that the rewards of having a child are worth all the heartache (even people who have been through stuff like I have). So we'll see. But I hate that the decision to have a sibling will bring up all this sh*t again.
- I've done some pretty crazy injection places too (parking lot in IKEA for triggering last year!). Part of the craziness, huh? Your husband sounds like such a great guy. I heard a quote that I liked -- "Even if we never have children, at least I have you", which I told my husband. (He responded, "no. we WILL have children" but he appreciated the sentiment)
- can't you have the embryos moved? Or do the monitoring in Texas and fly to Cali for the transfer (think of it as a mini-vacation)? Marlo is SOOOOOO cute!
- welcome! I'm fine with you leaving your info about Jake on your signature -- reminds us all that there can be great success after all the difficulty. I can't believe you actually have an 11/11/11 baby -- when I found out I was pregnant last year, and I was due Nov 8, I really hoped for an 11/11/11 baby (until we found out it was twins and I would go past mid-Oct - oh well!) Does the sex of the embryos affect which one you'll transfer first? I think it's weird and cool to know the sex before the transfer --- it's great if you get pregnant, because you know from day 1 what sex the baby is -- but if it's BFN, it's so much worse to know it's specifically a son/daughter that didn't happen.
- be warned - I had an endo biopsy and it HURT. Much worse than anything else I've done for treatments.
- sorry to hear you are fighting with DH. I haven't written about that on here, but DH and I were fighting pretty bad over the weekend -- the word "divorce" got thrown around a lot. We met our therapist and got back on track. Things aren't GOOD but we know that we want to be together, and that being together means work/compromise - and we promised to put in the effort for "us". I'm sorry hon. Have you guys tried therapy?
- good luck ovulating! Are y'all 'unexplained infertility'? Maybe you can get a miracle while waiting to cycle, like Anna.
- FETs are much easier, and some people have better success with them (like Lydia). Good luck!
- (I don't mind taking over as "list mistress" - I've done it before - anyone else want to before I start doing it?)
I made a BIG FAT ROOKIE mistake today! Ugh.
When mixing Menopur (which comes as seperate powder and liquid vials) you have 2 needles -- a big fat one for mixing the drugs and a skinny one for injecting. You ALWAYS switch before injecting, because putting the needle in the liquid, then 2 powder vials dulls the needle and makes it harder to inject.
Today - when I packed my stuff - I packed 2 big needles instead of 1 big and 1 little. So I had to inject with a BIG SCARY FAT needle. OUCH! I will definitely make sure to pack a small needle tomorrow!
We are going camping this weekend - speaking of 'fun' places to inject --- how about the woods? Anyone taken injections in the woods yet?
D had his MRI this morning (background - his prolactin is elevated and has been for a few years - so they are checking his head for a benign tumor called a 'prolactinoma'. If it's there, they want to catch it while it's small, before it causes problems like headaches/vision disturbances/etc). When I scheduled the appt, they asked if he had a pacemaker/pins/screws/plates/piercings because you can't put those in an MRI machine. I said no. I totally forgot he has BRACES!
Last night, he turned to me and said "won't the braces be an issue for the MRI?"
He went this morning, and they said it wasn't a problem. PHEW! Now we wait a few weeks for the radiologist and endocrinologist to look at the results.