It’s been 6 months!?

20 Feb

 Well, ok…5. But its been 6 months since we decided to do DI. It just occurred to me that I started this blog about 6 months ago already. By the time we finish our IVF cycle we will have been trying with IF treatments for 6 months!? I had thought for sure we would be pregnant by now. How wonderfully depressing.

I almost bought this lamp yesterday at Target. The picture doesn’t do it justice – but it is cream colored with light pink rosebuds on it and it would be SO cute for a little girl’s room. ::sniffle:: But in the end I decided that I didn’t want more baby crap laying around if this doesn’t work out. Can I just tell you how depressing it is the outfits I bought back in October are now covered in a thick layer of dust!?

Anyhow, I was right about the Lupron injections. I have no problem giving them to myself now…in fact…being able to do it makes me feel like such a bad ass that I sort of look forward to them! =)

I did have a hot flash on the first day (Monday) and some fairly intense ovarian pain on Monday and Tuesday. I called the RE and she said that that is pretty normal because the Lupron can actually stimulate the ovaries at first before everything shuts down (weird, huh?). I also found out that part of the reaction that I had after the injection was from pulling the needle out too fast and getting some of the medication on my skin. Apparently you are supposed to leave the needle in for 5 seconds after injecting and then pull it out. I have done that for the past two days and it is much less irritated.

Next Tuesday is my baseline ultrasound and BW and then I start stims that Thursday. ER/ET should be in about 3 weeks. Yikes, when did all of this sneak up on me? It feels like it is all happening so quickly now. I guess I had better hurry up and tell my work something – my mother has persuaded me to tell them the truth, but I am not looking forward to it. She has a good point though, if I tell them the truth they can’t really fire me because it is a medical condition. If I don’t tell them, however, and just take a bunch of time off it might look even worse. Besides, she also pointed out that if they DO fire me, I’ll get unemployment. I hadn’t thought of that. My supervisor is out sick today, but I guess I’ll be spilling the beans as soon as she gets back in. =/

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6 Responses to “It’s been 6 months!?”

  1. Tashida February 20, 2008 at 3:24 pm #

    WooHoo! Baseline coming up and stims….the ball is starting to roll! The only baby thing I’ve ever bought was some hand mits that keep the babies from scratching their face. And I did that because someone suggested that I buy it in anticipation of what is to come. They are stuffed in my night stand drawer….but whenever I do see them they make me smile. Haven’t moved up to anything bigger…..just yet.

  2. twondra February 21, 2008 at 4:15 am #

    I hope it goes well telling the supervisor. Keep us posted on that! I’m so glad that things are really coming together! How exciting!!! 🙂

  3. Amy February 21, 2008 at 6:03 am #

    Good luck talking to your supervisor – I think you’ll feel better once you fill work in on the details, and hopefully they are supportive.

    Things are really picking up for you, isn’t it amazing how quickly everything comes up? Just yesterday it was the New Year and we were deciding to do IVF, now here were starting stims in 2 days and having the ER in 2 weeks.

    Hopefully before we know it we’ll be pregnant! 🙂

  4. trophywife February 21, 2008 at 6:17 am #

    Hi LaLa — was so glad to find someone else who swoons over Sayid, like me! Happy to have you along as a reader — I actually have been reading yours for a while, too, LOL (found it via someone else’s blog, of course).

    I use the blog you visited for my everyday rantings (though occasionally an adoption or fertility-challenged rant makes it’s way there). I also have a blog that is focused solely on the adoption we have been pursuing. Though now we are deciding to do IVF after all (had long resisted it as not being right for us), so you’ll start to see some postings on IVF there, too. Feel free to check it out:

    http://inourownweirdway.blogspot.com/

    Some of my family/friends read the “trophywife” blog, but do NOT know we are going to do IVF (they DO know about the adoption stuff), so if you wouldn’t mind, any thoughts you have on that topic should stay on the “In Our Own Weird Way” blog (I hope that’s okay to ask?! I find it soooo therapeutic to write about “stuff.”)

    Cheers!

  5. Io February 21, 2008 at 8:10 am #

    Wow, you *are* a badass if you’re looking forward to your injections! My terrible thing I have bought some of and kept around is maternity clothes. They mix them in on the clearance rack at my Target so I can’t avoid them and when a cute shirt is marked down to $4 I think “Well, I’ll just buy it for when I am pregnant. Otherwise I’ll have to pay full price for maternity clothes when I do get pregnant.”
    So yeah. I stopped doing that. I hope. I do buy baby stuff, but I give it to friends.

  6. Michelle February 21, 2008 at 10:45 am #

    I really hope that IVF works out for you and that you don’t have to go through treatments for years. I haven’t been able to buy anything baby because I would hate to have it and never be able to use it. I’ve thought about it, but only fleetingly.

    How are you doing on all of your meds other than the ovarian pain and injection site irritation? Is it making you really hormonal yet? You’re a brave girl. I’ve been through a lot, but I don’t think I could do what you’re doing. I really wish you all the best.

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