Wednesday, September 25, 2013

On BCPs - that is if I can remember to take them

WOW! I am one week into my FET protocol and I've already forgotten to take my pill twice. The first time, I remembered and was able to take it later on in the day but this morning, I think I've misplaced the pill completely. UGH! I have no idea where I put it after I popped it out of it's little spot. The mornings in our house are a bit hectic now that we're all going into work/day care together. I can barely remember my name it seems these days, let alone where I put down a tiny little pill. I've got to get better. Our days are pretty busy as we arrive home a little before 6, sometime fit in a quick walk, then dinner, then bath, then bed and a bottle. Then it's 7:30pm and E and I get bottles ready for the next day - dated and filled. It's 8:15pm before we even sit down to relax. And I'm exhausted of course. And then I rmember we're on the path for #2 and some days I think we're crazy.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It's Here - FET Protocol Is In!

Wow - I can't believe this is happening. AF arrived a few days early - yesterday - and I go in for blood work and ultrasound tomorrow morning. I'll be on BCPs for about 21 days and then Del Estrogen. Tentative transfer date is Oct 28th. I'm so terrified and excited all at the same time. What if this doesn't work? What if it does? Will I be able to handle 2 kids so close together? What if it works the first time and we have 3 more embryos to use - OMG there's no way we could have 5 kids? These are the crazy thoughts that have been creeping back into my head lately. I need to work on being in the moment and making decisions with the best possible information I have at the time. Will keep you posted on my progress.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

"Throw Out The Condoms"

We're still moving forward with an FET planned for next cycle. Our infectious disease blood work is all complete (and normal) as is my mock transfer which went very well. But perhaps the most nerve wracking item on our checklist was my OB appointment. I was so nervous that my doctor would encourage us to wait longer before trying again, but just the opposite occured. When I mentioned that I thought we were ready to start trying again - he was so excited - "throw out the condoms" he said. Haha - I had to laugh as if it would ever be that easy but he reminded me that stranger things have happened. Gosh, I love my OB. He's such a wonderful man. He was very excited for us to start trying again and hoped to see us back pregnant very soon. He delcared me perfectly healed from the C-section and sent me on my way. So there you have it - green lights all around. So now let's hope that my body cooperates with the FET protocol. Nervous but very excited!