Monday, October 12, 2009


Here I am, chugging along, taking my lu.p.ron daily. I stopped taking BCPs last Friday, and now all I have to remind me that I'm even doing IVF is my 2-minute morning injection session. It somehow seems ... anticlimactic.

This is actually going to be a busy week for IVF, though - tomorrow, I have another class from 3pm to 5pm, and Wednesday I start fol.lis.tim in the evenings. Then another week until next Thursday's ultrasound, the very first time when I have any clue what's happening in there, and the day I'll get at least a rough estimate of when retreival will be (I hope).

Right now I think we're looking at a retreival of October 24, 25, or 26, with a 5-day transfer (fingers crossed) on October 29, 30, or 31. I guess that would put beta around ... November 6-9? I'm not really sure. Less than a month, though - amazing!


Non-IVF things going on in my life:

1. Knee - my knee is doing great after the surgery. I have been cleared to walk with one crutch and it's going well. Unfortunately, I lost some of the flexibility I had regained after the surgery, which is making walking more difficult, but I hope to get that back pretty quick. I can try biking in the next week or two.

2. House - we're working on getting pre-authorized for a loan, but I've been through this before and I have my doubts it will work out (we live in a really tough housing market and we have various complications with my husband being a legal resident non-citizen and self-employed); but, if all goes well, we'll be putting in an offer soon. Good thing, too, if IVF works (whether the first time or subsequent times) and we are lucky enough to eventually have a baby, we'll probably need more space than our apartment provides.

That's all I can think of - but life sure FEELS crazier than that.

Hope all's well in blogland.


  1. Less than a month away from a potential beta! Wow. That is incredible :).

    I'm so glad your knee is doing better. I'm sure the more you use it, the quicker your flexibility will return.

    IVF, home-buying and recovering from knee surgery IS a lot of craziness :). Glad you're holding up so well!

  2. Wow -- that IS a lot going on. It sounds pretty good, actually, that you have this quiet period in your ivf cycle -- I don't think that there's anything wrong with quiet at all, especially with all of the other stuff you have going on! Good luck with the knee, btw. I had surgery a few years ago, and the flexibility comes back as you start to use it.

  3. I agree with the others. That is a lot of stuff going on. I hope you enjoy tomorrows class and the the cycle is going great.

  4. I felt the same way during the first parts...I kept waiting for the big shebang. Then of course it happens and you are back to a 2ww! Hope the pre-approval process works for you! That's exciting stuff!

  5. Life always feels crazier then it is. At least it does for me, anyway. Good work on your knee! You're doing so well with that! You should be very proud of yourself. IVF seems like it's going by fast, too. Good luck with your retrieval. I'm rootin for ya, love!


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