Lilypie - Pregnancy

Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Anniversary to me!

Tomorrow is my anniversary! My husband and I got married two years ago, on a beautiful sunny day in my mother's backyard, my dream wedding. More importantly, I married the best, sweetest guy in the world and I'm so happy that we are still hopelessly in love, 5 years after we met and 2 years after we got married.

That's really the only exciting news of the day. I just finished up with Clomid yesterday, and started estrogen. I'm a little nervous about remembering to take those super-small pills twice a day ... yikes!

Today, I leave for Stanford for my husband's company's conference, where tomorrow I'll watch him speak, visit with old friends, go shopping, and then go out for our anniversary dinner. The only negative thing is having to get up early for the conference tomorrow, and then super early on Wednesday to drive back to work in Sacramento. But it'll be worth it!

Follow-up u/s on Thursday morning (by myself, boo) to see if we managed to squeeze out more than one follicle this month (the million dollar question - was I right about the Clomid dosage, or was my doctor right? - tune in Thursday to find out!). Hopefully IUI on Saturday (or Sunday).

Then (check out this optimism) negative HPT on July 4, AF should arrive around July 6-7 after I stop the progesterone, and we can plan on IVF in ... September? Probably more like October.

As an aside - I'm expecting a pregnancy result on yet ANOTHER major holiday ... it's been Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Mother's Day so far, and all BFNs. So far the trend is NOT looking good. I feel like if we do IVF I want to time things specifically to NOT fall on a holiday, just to avoid what seems to be a huge jinx factor.

On the other hand ... I'd much rather test on a Saturday than a Sunday, which has been the due date the last few cycles. If I am supposed to test on Sunday, I waste my whole Saturday dealing with the anxiety. Or I test anyway, and then I get all anxious wondering if it could still be positive the next day. Much better to plan to test on Saturday.


  1. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Enjoy your trip to Stanford and your dinner. I'm crossing fingers and cheering for more then one follicle!

  2. Happy Anniversary! :) I was all optimistic about BFN for my 3rd IUI (w/ Follistim) (like you mentioned) and it turned out to be a BF(?)P... however it turned out to be a chemical. So you never know... this could be it and you might never have to go all the way to IVF. I pray that this is a successful cycle for you! Good Luck!

  3. Awwww...well happy anniversary!

  4. Happy Anniversary! I hope you enjoy your time in Stanford. We had a BFN from IVF 1 over Easter which was pretty tough. I know what you mean about wanting to stay away from getting results over the holidays.

  5. Happy Anniversary!!!
    Have a good time this week. I know what you mean about holidays. It seems like it doesn't matter when you cycle you're always going to hit something. I've hit around my BD, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines day (which I hate anyways). It just never ends. Still thinking good thoughts for you and hope this cycle is better.


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