Saturday, January 10, 2009

New do, new calendar, new site

New do: Thanks for all the commentary -- my highlights look great, and I now feel prepared to get pregnant (because that's all it takes is ME feeling prepared, ha ha. The best-laid plans and whatnot.).

New calendar: We got our calendar in the mail this week, and I talked through it with my IVF coordinator yesterday. The plan is an antagonistic protocol, which for me means BCPs until next week, NO LUPRON (I'm doing a happy non-migraine dance over here!!!), stims (375 Follistim and 75 Menopur) next Sunday, retrieval a week to 10 days later, transfer 5 days after that, and we'll know the score before Valentine's Day (I say that not to be dramatic, but to give you an easy marker to remember -- it's how we're pacing it!).

It is a FAST protocol, and also a PAID FOR round b/c we qualified for the shared risk program at our clinic, meaning we paid for 2 cycles up front, and if we don't have a baby (not just get pregnant) this round, we get 60% of the money back (which basically pays for cycle #3). All good things, I think.

New site: I don't think I'm alone in the whole "you're pregnant and I'm not" brain divide that kicks in from time-to-time. Jealousy can be a very unwelcome partner on this journey. As excited as I am for my IRL friends (very few of whom have had any struggles getting pregnant) when they announce their pregnancies, I will admit to a few nasty twinges in my first reaction. Sure, I get over it, but I really wish I didn't go through it in the first place. That's not me, and I hate it. Anyway, the site is the story of 2 sisters, one fertile and the other struggling with IF, and how they learned to love and grow together. It's one I will be digging deeply into over the weekend, and hope to find some inspiration in their words. I hope you do, too.

6 comments:

April said...

Yea for new things! I feel so much better about life in general with a new hairdo! How weird!

We're cycling near the same time! Woo hoo!

Joannah said...

It sounds like we'll be on a very similar timeline. I'm expecting my cycle to begin in about 10 days, and that's when our first IVF cycle begins.

I wish you all the best!

Anita said...

Hi! I just started following your blog. Great news about your calendar. I am also doing IVF #2 at the moment...

Wishing you all the best! I hope we both get BFPS for Valentines Day :-)

Leslie Laine said...

So excited about your new protocol!! Great about the Lupron!! I'll be closely following along.

Thanks for the blog link. Unfortunately, my "jealousy problem" is not a short lived thing. Hoping for a little inspiration myself!!

MamaSoon said...

Good luck with your cycle. I'll be cheering you on!

Sarah said...

hi, i saw you on cyclesista and wanted to wish you luck. i'm on a lupron down-reg but your ER and ET will be around the same time as mine if all goes as expected for us both. i'll be crossing things for you.