Friday, May 28, 2010

Here We Go Again

On Wednesday, on the way from my hermitage to the main house to check out of Pacem In Terris, I made a detour to the biffy (outhouse/bathroom).  AF showed up then.  I only had a 26 day cycle this month.  No wonder I thought I ovulated early this month.

Yesterday I called the clinic to schedule an appointment for the next round of IVF.  For some reason I thought I needed to schedule blood work and/or ultrasound.  Silly me, not needed.  The nurse told me I only need to start BCPs (birth control pills) today and show up for our IVF nurses consult on June 15th.

So that's it.  We are off to our next round of IVF.  Yup, we are going for it now instead of waiting another month.  At first, I thought I'd like to wait a month.  I'm considering using acupuncture this time around, if I can find the right practitioner.  I thought maybe I'd give it some time for acupuncture to take effect, but I can do it while on BCPs.

Also, Babe does not want us to wait any longer.  He is not sure how long he will stay at his job as they are anticipating another round of layoffs.  He was surprised he survived the last one.  We want to do this while we still have IVF coverage on his insurance, just in case.

Plus if we wait another month, my egg retrieval/embryo transfer will be in August.  Yeah, I'm turning 37 in August!  Another year older, and the ticking clock gets louder!  I know it's just one month, but somehow I would feel better about doing this at "36" versus 37.

It will be around 4 months since my last egg retrieval to my next one.  Sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday when I found out about my cancelled transfer.  At other times, it feels like it was a lifetime ago.  We are just praying that this is THE cycle for us.

So here we go again...


  1. Crossing my fingers and toes for this cycle!!

  2. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! Reading about your cycle will keep me occupied while I wait for mine! :)

  3. So happy that you are moving forward with this IVF cycle. Like you, I was hung up on age and now I'm letting go, as I have no control over the subject and I feel 20, so that is that! LOL So sorry to hear about your hubby's job being a bit instable...I'm going to pray on that one for you, as you all don't need additional stress :)

    Keep us posted on you and be good to yourself :) I did a round of acupuncture and liked it, was relaxing, just expensive and our insurance doesn't cover 1 cent of it. My LAT was $85 per session and suggested 3 x per week.

    Take care and know that I am lifting you up in prayer.


  4. Sounds like you've definitely made the right choice to go ahead sooner rather than later. Here's hoping 37 is your lucky number!
    I did acupuncture with my first IVF and I really enjoyed it. Good luck to you in this next cycle!

  5. Sending prayers your way. Please keep us posted on how things go!

  6. Just caught up with your blog-Your retreat looked amazing!!! I think it's wonderful that you gave yourself an opportunity to refresh your soul. I'm sure it's given you some strength and helped you refocus on your next step. It's great that you're also adding acupuncture to your IF armoury-it's suppose to increase IVF success by something like 30%! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  7. Hey,
    I've enjoyed stumbling over your blog. I want to follow you and keep up, but I just wanted to encourage you to keeping going forward and don't give up. I have PCOS and have been trying to conceive for over two years now. So I can relate and understand how you feel. Feel free to check out my blog, I'd love to add your blog to my blog roll, and I hope you will follow me, and add me as one of your favorite sights. I'll be praying for you. Here's my blog. Follow me.

    God Bless,

  8. Thinking of you and hoping and praying for the best outcome.


  9. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and hope this cycle works for you as well!

  10. I will be praying that this is the one! I've always wanted to try acupuncture. Keep us posted about what you think of it. I've heard it's very relaxing. You're only as old as you feel.....don't let that number thing get the best of you, girl! Many hugs to you, and baby vibes too!

  11. Feeling you with the I'm just a few months ahead of you!

    SO hopeful and prayerful that this will be your month!!! Will stalk you, no doubt! :)

  12. Hoping for a successful round of IVF as a great 37th birthday present. I have a friend who believes that 37 is the mystical number and that if you know that you will see if everywhere. I just know its a prime number and a prime year for things to change for you.