Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cycle Day 1- IVF Ahead

Last night I started spotting and today- Cycle Day 40- my period started. If you will recall I needed to complete the SIS test prior to having insurance authorization for our IVF. I figured the earliest we would be starting would be January then- to my surprise this little tango with strep throat has actually speed things up somewhat- 

My IVF RN called today and started off by scheduling my SIS AND my Trial Transfer for Monday December 16. Saaaay what? I wasn't expecting trial transfer talk until the end of December or early January. 

Then she said we need to both prophylactically be on antibiotics at the same time before our IVF cycle. Welp thanks to my friend strep throat I am already on antibiotics so she said perfect and called in Rob's script. 

Then she said- "How do you feel about starting after we get insurance auth.. say before January!?"

Stunned silence. Of course we would love to. We would have loved to have been pregnant saaaaay three years ago last month so lets get this show on the road! Also once we hit January we start 2014's deductible and while I can not even complain about that because our insurance is a Godsend and we would not even be here without it- I am nothing if not a thrifty woman who has no problem saving a few thousand dollars to put towards something better than a deductible- like say a new baby...

So she called in my birth control script too. I will start that Thursday night. After  the SIS and trial and transfer- and fingers crossed we run into no issues there on any front- we will get our protocol for our IVF cycle. 

So here we go. Tonight we sit down with Rob's parents and explain that we are undergoing IVF (THIS MONTH!!!!!!) and ask for their support… and I am suppose to hold it completely together and not have a melt down or jump out of my skin.. 

In case you couldn't tell I am jumping out of my skin already.. please God.. please make IVF be the last stop on this journey… please help us to fill this nursery . and our arms.. and our parents arms.. and most of all my heart. A piece of it has been missing and I would so desperately like it back. I know all things are possible through you and so I trust in that… please.. 


26 comments:

  1. Great news. I pray this is it for you too!

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  2. whew!!!! Praying over your conversation tonight and trusting the Lord will grant you peace on this journey! Love you friend!

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    1. Thank you Caroline! The conversation went very well! xo

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  3. Great news! Praying that this is IT!

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  4. This is very exciting! Sending all the positive vibes that this is it for you. And good luck with your in-laws tonight.

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    1. Thank you! It went very well with the in laws! Better than expected!

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  5. I just read through your TTC journey. Wow - what a ride. I'm hoping and praying that IVF is the answer for you and the last stop on the train. I am currently in my 1st IVF cycle scheduled for retrieval on Thurs (Dec. 12th). Best of luck to you!

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    1. Ohh goodness! So close to retrieval! Praying that goes well!!

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  6. Oh I'm so excited to read this! Yay for starting sooner than you thought! I pray that this is the step that will fill your heart and bring your baby to you and Rob. I would be jumping out of my skin too :)
    Good luck with the conversation with the in laws tonight! I hope it goes great and that they are nothing but supportive to you both.

    PS Sorry you have strep, but sounds like being on the antibiotics puts you a little bit ahead! Feel better soon.

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    1. Thanks Kristine! It was so unexpected and we are both very excited!

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  7. That awful strep was a blessing in disguise! I'm SO EXCITED for you!! I can't wait to hear what's next!!

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  8. Yay! congratulations! (only in the land of IF do we get so excited for a period...)

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  9. That is so exciting you are starting this sooner than you thought you could! I hope Rob's parents are completely supportive and this cycle goes smoothly and is successful for you!

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    1. They were very supportive and excited so it went very well!

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  10. It is possible and it CAN happen. I have seen the miracles happen my friend. Yes, IVF can take a few tries and for some...doesn't work, but from my experience - many times it DOES work. I don't want to get your hopes up, but you need that hope to keep going. And it just feels SO good to be doing something proactive, something that you haven't already tried a million times. Let yourself be excited. Your baby could be right round the corner. My only huge suggestion would be to transfer one embryo (if they are of good quality). It's a personal choice that you have to make, but it's a big choice. Consider a SET seriously.

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    1. Thank you :) I know that DH really wants to transfer two, but I really am open to what the doctors think would be best and safest for us. Also it would depend on the quality and what not. Im not at all opposed to a SET.

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  11. Woah! What a game changer to move things forward. Awesome that you are feeling ready for it.

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