The infertility limbo I dreaded soooo much. The short break that my body was free of excess hormones (that would make the best of us more than a little cray cray) is coming to an end.
Guess what-finally-came in the mail this week??????? Our IVF info packet!
NOTE: if you’ve ever received one of these beauties before your teaching session, you will full well understand what I mean in saying I hesitate in calling it an information packet.
While it did contain some pertinent details, it left me more confused than I was prior to tearing open the big brown envelope it was enclosed in.
For one, it was my initial understanding I would be on birth control the entire month of October & then start meds in November–>do IVF at that point. Apparently, that is not the case my friends. As my ultrasounds are on the first/second week of November & retrieval will be some time mid month, I started questioning when injections & all those fun shenanigans would start up. After hubby read through our how to make a baby when you’re infertile literature, he discovered that I would start birth control on CD3. I’ll take this until October 27th & then stimulation drugs are talked about (we are assuming this starts immediately after the 27th?).
So what was in this fun IVF we can’t have a baby & really want one starter packet??
- Our teaching session is the evening of October 14th
- My ultrasound/blood draw dates are as followed: November 2nd, 6th, & 9th.
- Possible retrieval days:12th, 13th, or 14th.
- Transfer will be 3-5 days later depending on how everything goes.
- A password to super fun injection videos on our fertility center’s website
- A login to an iPHONE app!! Which, by the way, I think is cool as hell
- We get a preliminary egg count before leaving the hospital, also wicked exciting!!!!!
- We’ll get a fertilization report daily on our widdle embies ❤
We still aren’t aware of what specific meds I will be on, as the packet specified the med. regimen is unique from couple to couple.
& now…your nightly commentary:
Scott: “Your spouse will remain with you while you wait to go to sleep.”
Me: “You’re damn right he will!”
Hubby: “Though it won’t require bed rest, you should go home and rest for the remainder of the day.”
“Oh, don’t you worry. I’m not doing shit for three days!”
I mean….I’ll obsess about our embies, watch SUV, do grad school homework, & blog but-lets be honest-that’s about it. lol
Even though I have my concerns & am a little taken aback by starting earlier than we at first understood, we’re ready.
Let’s do this body, it’s baby making time!