January has been a busy month for us.
When Christmas came around with a “special” present from AF in 2011, hubby and I had a long talk and decided it was time to press forward with IVF. With the theme in mind that 2012 is the year for babies,we met with our RE on Friday the 13th(ha), which you can read about here.
The very next day, I ran my second full marathon, which, even though I’ve done one before, felt like a huge accomplishment. I will keep running until I’m told not to, but won’t be training for big races anytime soon, as we have decided to go through with the IVF in April. I just got some bloodwork taken, will be on Metformin for about 5 weeks, and we’ll start the process in late February, hopefully transferring our child in mid to late April. It was both an easy and a difficult decision, which I’m sure you all understand. Infertility is expensive, but the alternative to not trying is turning out to be more costly than I would have originally guessed.
So here we are, two AF visits away from staring what will hopefully be the first and only IVF cycle, and allow us to finally become parents.
Thanks for stopping by, and hope you’ll stick around!
January 21, 2012 at 11:17 am
It’s good to hear you sounding hopeful. Thinking of you SO often these days.
January 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm
Thanks Beth. I need all the thoughts I can get!
January 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm
It’s exciting that you have a plan! April will be here before you know it. I hope that 2012 is your year. (And mine too!)
January 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm
Wow–it’s really something how long you have to pre-plan for the actual IVF procedure.
January 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm
The process actually takes about 6 weeks. I decided to wait an extra month to make sure I had all the financial stuff together….and because I’m in a wedding in May and was afraid I wouldn’t fit in the dress :). Plus, being on the metformin longer can only help.
January 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm
First, congratulations on the completion of the marathon!!
And I love how positive you are prior to your first IVF. Don’t give up on the positive! We’re all rooting for you too!
January 22, 2012 at 10:54 am
Thanks! I hope to continue to stay positive. It is hard sometimes!
January 22, 2012 at 10:59 am
also, I don’t know if you’ll be back to read this or not, but I tried to comment on your blog and for some reason the last couple of days blogger is giving me issues and won’t let me leave a comment!! So I wanted to say that We have male factor IF too. I’m sorry you have been having so much trouble getting him into the correct urologist. I totally hear you, too, on the disappointment. While AF has always shown up right on time and has never left me late and wondering, it is still hard every single month.
Hope you feel better!
January 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm
Hi from ICLW! Good luck with the upcoming IVF!! Hopefully, time flies by for you!!!
January 22, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Thank you so much for the kind words on my blog, Theresa. And though I know you said you’ve never experienced anything like my loss, I believe you have been on a very difficult journey of your own. I wish you all the luck in the world on the IVF in April. I hope 2012 is your year!
January 22, 2012 at 6:27 pm
Thank you Sara – hope it will be for both of us!
January 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm
Stopping by to say hi from ICLW and wishing you all your best on this upcoming cycle!