Monthly Archives: December 2009

Merry Christmas!

What are you doing Christmas morning? Me, I have an early morning date with an ultrasound machine. The good news is this means the stimming phase of my IVF cycle will take place over my Christmas break, which is nice. … Continue reading

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This whole thing is surreal

So, if I’m doing the math correctly, I could be pregnant in three weeks. Pregnant. In three weeks. I have to tell you, after trying for so long, that sounds about as realistic as saying, “I’m going to fly to … Continue reading

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One down, eleventy billion to go!

So, I survived my first injection. Of course. It wasn’t bad, although the area around it did get red and itchy. It went away after an hour or so, so I figured it wasn’t worth calling the doctor about. (Irritation … Continue reading

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First shot tomorrow

I’m sure it won’t be any big deal, and this time tomorrow I’ll be posting about how easy it was. I mean, this one’s prefilled and everything. No mixing, no plunging, no measuring. Just pinch an inch and stab it … Continue reading

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Parenting fail

So, I’m driving to work this morning, and I see this poor little dude riding his bike to elementary school. Frantically. Pedaling his little heart out. And in addition to his gigantor backpack, he’s got a full-size piece of poster … Continue reading

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It’s on!

My first estrogen patch, that is! We’re officially in IVF cycle #1. If I’m doing the math right, stims should start some time during Christmas week, and ER and ET could be as soon as the first week of January! … Continue reading

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Winning the lottery

I’ve been bouncing back and forth between being really excited about our chances with IVF and being dismally, completely, not optimistic at all. 40% chance of success. That number sounds so low compared to what other women I know get. … Continue reading

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Our poor little tree

So, we’re not doing a real tree this year because my parents are coming to us to celebrate, and my mom’s insanely allergic to evergreen trees. We decided it would be more fun to have her be able to actually … Continue reading

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Today’s the day

I officially start OPKs tonight, and once I get a positive we will base the start of my IVF meds off of that date. And speaking of the meds, they should arrive at my office today. The charge was so … Continue reading

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Where did that come from?

Someone on a public forum just asked the question (after trying for six cycles to get pregnant), “How do you keep the hope?” Before I knew it, my fingers were typing something and this is what came out: Here’s the … Continue reading

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