Saturday, June 30, 2007

a quickie update

U/s this morning was unsurprising. 1 cyst 11mm, but interestingly enough, they can't push the cycle back a week b/c of the change in protocol! So, I get to start the stims tomorrow and my next appointment is next Thursday to see how everything is growing.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Cycle update... now featuring needles!

I talked to the nurse this morning, and we're going to count today as CD1. That means I get to start the lupron tomorrow *and* get up for a 7:30 baseline u/s on Saturday morning!!! Aren't you all jealous?

This evening I had my first accupuncture appointment, which wasn't as weird as I thought it would be. It took an hour and a half, but I'd say half that time was taken up by a thorough question and answer session. Then the needles. I'll spare ya the details other than it did NOT hurt. At all. It wasn't as relaxing as a massage, but perhaps when I get more comfortable with it, it will be.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Some things ignore my scheduling

Like AF... who I think showed up today. Don't ask for details unless you want the gory actual details. (FF people are exempt, you know who you are!) I called the RE to report CD1, so I'll confirm my suspicions with the nurse when I talk to them tomorrow.

It's a good thing my drugs arrived yesterday!!! If you recall my last photo of the med haul, I have more this time. Seriously!
The new pic is coming soon.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A glimpse into our world

Please take a moment to wathch this video. It rings SO true for the millions of infertile couples (and singles) like me.

Friday, June 22, 2007

another one bites the dust

Dear Miss Cindy over at Cindy's Place has officially made her announcement. They both deserve this so very much, so go send your congrats her way!

She gives me hope that everything *can* work out.

I'll find out for sure by the end of July. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock...

Monday, June 18, 2007


Tomorrow I get to start the prometrium. It's another step towards IVF, and helps to underscore the good times here at hormones-R-us. :-)
AF should arrive 10ish days later, then I start the shots. I am NOT looking forward to the shots again, especially the PIO shots with their MoFo huge needles.
I'm a little more jaded this time around since I know what to expect. I know what's coming (another BFN) yet feel compelled to go through the process nonetheless.
Every now and then I have twinges of hope. I was at H*me Dep*t this afternoon and thought maybe a nice beige would look good for a nursery. Hell-o? Nursery?!?! That would mean a child would be entering the house! Now, I didn't actually buy the said paint, but I thought about it. For a nanosecond.

Hope is fleeting, but it's still there.

I'd rather be pleasantly surprised than crushed to smithereens (yet again)...

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming...

Yes, IVF #2 is still on. I've well... been a bit busy! Since Memorial Day weekend, I've been in the following states:
New York
West Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina

All part of various road trips. The 1st trip was for my 10 year college reunion. The 2nd for my In-Law's surprise 40th anniversary party. It's been a long couple of weeks, and it's really nice to be home with D and the various cats and dogs.

This cycle is half way through-- I'm currently taking Estrace and antibiotics. Prometrium starts next week, and Lupron soon after. The RE is projecting the ER and ET to be in mid-July. *shrug*

I should be getting the meds in the mail tomorrow. That reminds me I need to clean out my crisper drawers in the fridge to make room. I'm getting more drugs this time b/c we're upping the dosage and stimming longer. FUN.

Since there can possibly be a positive outcome to these things, go over and congratulate Cindy on her BFP *and* nice beta!!!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

2nd time is a charm, right?

Since the last IVF cycle, I've been taking a *break*. Break from blogging, break from TTC, and a break from obsessively lingering on FF. But of course, all good things must come to an end, so here I am back again.

Today is CD2, and it's the cycle before my IVF cycle. I get to start the meds tomorrow. No BCPs for me, just estrace, and then in about 2 weeks I get to start the lupron shots again. Est. ER and ET dates are mid-July.

In the mean time, since nothing exciting is going on here. Go cheer my friend Cindy on. She's gearing up for her 5day transfer and 2ww. Go embies go!