Today we got to start the prep cycle for our first round of IVF. To say that I am excited is an understatement. WOO HOO!!! Next week we go for our injection teaching class. I have asked my Gram to go with us, I think that she is also quite excited. I am so happy that she agreed to go. It means so much to us that our families are both so supportive of this. I should also mention that several very close friends have also offered to give me my shots. Not sure what this says about me….am I pain??? I don’t think so, but maybe this is karma. 🙂
In two weeks I will start giving myself injections of Lupron at night between 6pm-9pm. I am glad that at least for now I can give them myself in the evening. No stress about having to bring anything to work and do them there. I bought myself four boxes of princess band-aids just in case I need them. At least something about this part should be fun. I am actually feeling pretty good about everything so far. I know that I am only a day in, but hey positive feelings are so important.
If all goes well this is how our first cycle should go:
April 25th – start birth control pills
May 11th – start shot of Lupron each evening
May 15th – final birth control pill
Then we wait for hopefully the final period to start….once it does, then starts the doctor appointments almost every other day and shots. Hopefully then by the end of May beginning of June we will have egg retrieval and then embryo transfer. If all goes well and become pregnant then we would be due in February. How awesome and exciting would that be!!!! I am trying to not get my hopes up to high, usually they say that it takes about two cycles to get pregnant, so we are going to just take it one step at a time. I am also reminding myself that it only takes one egg and one sperm to make our one miracle embryo.
Today starts National Infertility Awareness week. Even though I wish that I wasn’t part of the 1 in 8 couples that this affects, I am proud to be in the company of some really great women. These women day in and day out help to encourage, uplift, listen, and remind me that is it ok to feel sad, cry, be angry, and lose it sometimes. They do this all while going through the same thing that I could be going through. I do cherish this community that I have become apart of.
Keep checking back here for more updates, I plan on writing in this space more and more as we continue this journey. I personally find that reading and connecting with others in the same situation as me so comforting. It helps to prepare me for what is to come and helps me to reach out and help someone else.
Positive thoughts to all!