Tuesday, August 30, 2011

One More Week

Waiting. The entire journey of TTC is always about waiting!
I am excited about the coming days, and the fact that I will be having my FET a week from today. I just can't believe that it's just around the corner. I remember when this whole protocol started that it seemed so far away, and here it is, just a few days away.
Funny, DH and I were talking about how I probably wouldn't get much sleep next Monday night, and to be honest, he is probably right. I mean, how can you sleep when you have something so exciting happening the following day? It's like a kid the night before they are going to Disney World, or the night before Christmas, or me...the night before getting on a cruise ship! HAHA
Lately I have been doing a lot of praying. I pray every day normally....but lately, just seems like I am praying more. Not just for myself and what we are getting ready to do, but for those other girls that I have come to know that are on their journey's to conceive as well. Those that have had the heartbreak like I've had, those that are celebrating their much deserved BFPs, and those that are in the dreaded TWW (I'll be there next week). They all have touched my heart in so many different ways. They are in my thoughts a lot, and I pray for them. I just hope they know that.
So...as the days roll by, and I prepare for my snow babies to have a nice warm "thick" home to snuggle into, I am calm, peaceful and faithful...this is going to be our time!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Moving Right Along~2 more weeks

This past Sunday I called my nurse to let her know that AF had not shown up yet after being off BCP's for 6 days. She instructed me to come in on Monday (8/22) to have baseline bloodwork and u/s. So...that's what we did. My lining was at 7 and the on call doctor believed that AF would arrive within 2 days. However, once I got home....Aunt Flo arrived and she came full force.
Later that day, I got a call from the nurse telling me to start my estrogen patches and decrease my Lupron to 5 units.
What does that mean? My transfer is only 2 weeks away. What was originally scheduled for Sept. 9th, has now been moved to Sept. 6th because the doctor is going to be out of town. The good news is that Sept. 6th is DH's birthday so I'm taking that as a good sign. The other thing that means is that it's less than 2 weeks away now, no I'm getting anxious and nervous as well. I'm trying not to stress, and refuse to let it consume me. Of course I say that all the while spending lots of time online researching baby products and looking at baby stuff. Call me crazy, but it is exciting for me to think about being PUPO in two weeks. I'm praying daily that we get a BFP with a great beta number. Of course reality is, I won't really breathe comfortably until after the first trimester.
So, the next few weeks are going to be busy which is a good thing. We have the gamecock game on Saturday, the 3rd, then Memorial Day we will be cooking out with the in-laws and then Tuesday we will be having Transfer Day!

There has been a lot of good things happening. Some wonderful ladies from my FT forum have gotten their BFP's. These are ladies that have been on the boards as long as I have been and we have endured BFN's after another. There are also some great ladies that are preparing for their transfers soon too. I feel great things coming this fall. You just wait and see!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Last night was my last BCP. I'm so very happy about that. Having taken the last one means that we are 3 weeks down. This means...we are halfway there!
Now the wait is on for the dreaded AF. Never thought I would be looking forward to aunt flo to show her ugly face, but I'm praying she comes around by Thursday or Friday.

On non related IF stuff, my dad has been here visiting from Florida. He came up for my husband's family reunion which happens every year in August. It's nice that my dad feels welcome enough to join in the reunion each and every year too. DH's parents really enjoy spending time with him, and I know he enjoys the time with them too.
Dad did mention that he was going to retire Dec. 16th. I'm sort of secretly wishing that means he will be moving this way. I know that he would love to be here to spend the time with his grandkinds (the first for both sides).


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Two Weeks Down!

Well, yesterday marked two weeks complete of he six weeks to transfer. Ugh, it seems to be going so slow. This morning was my first injection of the Lupron. I'm hoping that I don't get the dreaded Lupron headaches and I'm praying that this helps to make things seem to move faster than they have been. I'm also looking forward to Next Monday which will be my LAST BCP! I have felt so crappy on them, and I know I have been crabby. I got all my medicine for the most part, except for the doxy, the medrol, the valium and of course the ovidrel.

Thankfuly for the next week I will be pretty busy. My dad is coming in from Florida for vacation and then we are going to be having my husband's family reunion.