Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Time passes

Time's flying by but no real news to report. I had my baseline u/s yesterday morning and it was fine. Don't know about the bloodwork but since I didn't hear I'm assuming it's fine. I'm just waiting for the donor to do lupron and have her baseline.

Apparently she's not starting lupron until 3/3 so I don't know if that changes the approximate ER or not. I'm going to ask tomorrow. CNY hasn't received my test results so I need to call about that tomorrow.

Anyway that's all we've got going on right now.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Meds are In!!!

I received our meds today!! The PIO needles and syringes, sharps container, vaginal progesterone, doxy, and valium are all sitting on our dining room table. It's funny how excited I am about receiving a bunch of needles and medicines. It's like a reminder that this is REALLY happening.

I am freaking out a little about self injecting the PIO. Banks isn't able to give the injections so I'm on my own. I've been watching youtube videos on it and I think I can do it. I gave my own growth hormone shots for awhile and did fine. I'm more nervous about being able to reach the right area w/ my short arms. I'll figure it out I guess.

Other than that things are good. My parents are coming in this weekend and it'll be nice to see them but I have to get the house in shape before they come. Mom can be a little hypercritical when it comes to housekeeping so I've got to make sure the house is ready.

We also received our consent paperwork today and we've got it filled out to mail back tomorrow. Between that and the meds it's finally feeling real. It's still hard to imagine that next month this time we'll hopefully be having egg retrieval.

“Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.”
Denis Waitley

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Here we go!!!

The donor got her period today, maybe my whining did some good ;)

I'll order the meds on Friday and then we're looking at a tentative ER date of March 16. Depending on how long she stims and all the other ifs. I can't believe it's really happening.

To top it off my awesome ILs are helping us financially which is great. And then my wonderful and terrific Grandad offered us help too. This removes so much of the stress from the financial aspect. I really didn't expect this but I was talking to Grandad and Mom had filled him in and he asked if he could help. He's always been the best Papa but this is something I can never thank him enough for. I'm feeling really lucky tonight.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I’m really starting to freak out about 920 not getting her period yet. If she doesn’t get it by Feb. 11 we’re going to have a scheduling problem. Banks’ mom surprised the family w/ a dinner and a play package for the first Saturday in April. And according to the standard CNY schedule if the donor doesn’t get AF by Feb. 11 a 5 day transfer will put us having bed rest that weekend. I don’t care about missing the play even though it’s awesome and I want to see it, it’s more that MIL has spent the money and she might loose it. It’ll be fine but I’d really hate for that to happen. It would be so much better if she gets AF asap and we come back the day before and then get to enjoy the evening w/ the ILs. Of course if we end up w/ a 3dt it won’t matter or if they’re tinkering w/ the protocol for her. I just need to know. If it’s going to fall right around then I want to know asap so that MIL can possibly do something w/ the package and not waste it, maybe invite friends or sale them or something.

Not to mention the waiting is just driving me crazy. I am such an impatient person. I want this to happen already!

“One has to wait without impatience for what should come, and yet at the same time do everything within one's power as though one were impatient and as though one were solely responsible.”

Monday, February 9, 2009

No News

Still no news yet. Got more info from Pati though. According to bloodwork and E2 it should be anytime. fingers crossed it's soon b/c I'm going nuts waiting.

I did talk to the boss about my time off for the cycle, I didn't know how she'd respond but she was actually really supportive. Wished me luck and told me it was fine and just to get the FMLA paperwork from HR. You never know what to expect from her so I was pleasently surprised.

What did shock me is that she didn't know what IVF was (I left out the DE part while we're totally in the tell camp I don't really want work knowing the details) and neither did the woman in HR. I forget that most people have no clue. They simply decide to get pregnant and it happens. How I would love to live in that world.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A little Info

I cut out caffeine this weekend and it kicked my butt yesterday so I didn't update but I heard from Pati.

She said that the donor came in for her appointment and should be starting her period anyday. I asked when she thought the donor would start stims but she didn't say. She did say she'd be in touch once the donor starts AF. So I don't have much more info but I am very anxiously waiting to hear from her.

The waiting is even worse now if that's possible. I have e-mail on my cell and I must have checked it every 20 minutes today. I'll feel so much better once I know what to expect. The not knowing when things are going to happen is driving me crazy.

I also need to talk to my boss about the time off. Something I'm not looking forward too. I'm hoping she isn't difficult about it but if she is it might be the thing that pushes me to quit. It would be better if I could keep working but I'm not letting anything interfer w/ our cycle. I want a better idea of when I'll need time off before I discuss it w/ her.

So I wait and hope and impatiently look forward to knowing more.

“All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope”
- Alexandre Dumas Père