Saturday, June 12, 2010

IVF- The Sequel.

Thankfully things have finally calmed down with the move. We are still living in a temporary apartment, but our house closes on July 1st, so we are very excited about that. The one good thing about moving is that Mike and I had a lot of time on the road to talk. We spent some of that time making a Fertility Plan.

As you know, we have been really hoping that another IVF cycle is not in our future, however we are starting to accept that it probably is. IVF was not easy on us, but this time we are a little more prepared. We know what to expect and have the financial aspects of if covered. As it stands right now we are planning to do IVF #2 (AKA: The Sequel) sometime between November and January, depending on when I can get into a cycle. The timing seems right for us, so if we are going to do it we should probably do it now. I turn the big 3-0 in February, and my eggs are not getting any younger. I mean after all I couldn't get pregnant at 26, so I doubt it is going to get any easier in my 30's. Don't get me wrong, we are not throwing in the towel of getting pregnant naturally. I am still hoping for that surprise BFP on a natural cycle. In the mean time will keep trying on our own, but no more wasting time, energy, and money on infertility treatments that have never worked for us in the past. This time before I cycle, I would really like to limit my time spent on infertility drugs. I have a toddler  this time and I value my sanity too much these days. If there is one thing that I remembered while doing my last injectables and timed intercourse cycle, it's how CRAZY infertility drugs make me. When we did our last IVF, I had pretty much been on some some sort drug for 15 months straight. It was horrible. I want this time to be different. I want to enjoy the months leading up to my treatment. Not many people are able to do that, so I definitely want to try.

Why November? Well, My best friend and Mike's best friend are both getting married in September. One wedding will be in Chicago and the other will be in Virginia,  and only one week apart. So it is going to be a very exhausting exciting time for us that month. I don't want to have to worry about anything infertility related while all of that is going on. It can be like our last big bash, before jumping back on the IVF train.

Also if we are successful, London would be 2 and a half by the time the new baby was born. I think that is a great age difference for the kids. If I am forced to be on bed rest again at any point during my pregnancy, I would have to put London in at least part-time day care. I have always said that I didn't want him in daycare until he is at least 2 years old. So, again, the dates work out well there too.

Basically, for a lot of reasons that I won't bore you with, this is the timing that works best for us. Hopefully it works the first time and we don't have to do multiple cycles. But we have accepted the fact that just because it worked the first time doesn't mean it is going to work again. We are trying to stay positive and realistic at the same time, but sometimes those two things don't mix very well.

7 comments:

The Wife said...

I'm glad to hear that you guys were able to spend some time and figure out what is going to work for your family. Crossing my fingers that when the time comes, everything goes as planned, or better yet, you get a BFP before that!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's great that you were able to talk about stuff and get a plan going!

Amber said...

glad to hear that you have a plan in place for the next IVF. I hope its your magic cycle!

I also turn the big 30 in February just wondering how far apart we are...

ericadouglas said...

I haven't even gotten past the second paragraph (I promise I'll go back and finish!) and I'm shocked at the similiarities - we too started TTC when we were 26 and we just turned 30. However, we're in the midst of IVF #1 right now and it's probably going to convert to frozen embryos and FET later this summer. We also have a plan for every letter of the alphabet if this doesn't work but we're still thinking positively. Okay, I'll go back and read now!

AF Recruiters Wife said...

That's awesome... and very good idea to schedule it when you can enjoy the time leading up to it... my husband called them the 'clomid crazies', until he saw me bumped up to injectables! :) Boy was he in for it then!

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