Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I got dates...again!

Today I got my dates for IVF. I know they read them to me over the phone, but there is something so amazing about actually receiving them on a little piece of paper in the mail. So what if my Dr's office wrote them in pencil, they are still written on an actual piece of paper by someone other than me. That makes them much more official, right? Here it is hanging on my refrigerator under a leapfrog magnet game.

It's funny to me how much things have changed this time around the IVF block. When I got my schedule for IVF number one, I immediately put it in a nice neat little clear protective pouch and filed appropriately in my IVF binder. While I still have that IVF binder and have used it this go round also, I am not nearly as neurotic about it now. Right now, I am pretty sure it is on the floor board of my car with at least 3 trains and a pack of wipes resting on top of it. (And if you really know me there is also probably an empty Mcdonald's sweet tea cup down there too, DON'T JUDGE!!!)

Here are the official dates for IVF #2:
Start Lupron on 1/27/11
Stop Birth Control on 1/31/11
Start Stims on 2/6/11
Egg Retrieval on 2/17/11
Positive Beta Pregnancy Test on 3/3/11
Due Date 11/10/11

WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!

I also got a phone call about my meds today. I know I am super lucky to have insurance that covers infertility and infertility meds but when she read me that total it definitely still stung a little bit. My max out of pocket for each prescription is $50. Imagine my shock when she told me total was $567. I almost died. I made her repeat it twice, just be sure I was hearing her correctly. Upon further questioning, I found out that for some odd reason my insurance is not going to cover my progesterone in oil if I get it from them. She told me why but I can't remember. I told her not to give me that and it reduced my total to $201. Phew, that's definitely more like it! I didn't want to use POI anyway. I used the vaginal suppositories with IVF number one and obviously it worked. I'm hoping to convince my Dr to let me use them again. Fingers crossed she agrees. 

I'm sorry for not updating here more recently. I have been spending all my time doing blog designs, which I'm loving. I never expected to get so much work right away. It has been amazing. I've learned so much and am really enjoying it. Please forgive me, I promise I will update alot more when IVF gets going. I am going to try to update everyday during my cycle. I love being able to look back now at each day from IVF #1. 

I also promise to do a better job commenting on all the blogs I follow. I have also been slacking at that department.  

29 comments:

Jacksmom said...

So excited for you! I want to know how people get "official" dates for this stuff though because I NEVER have! It's always been a play it by ear kind of thing which drives my Type-A personality CRAZY! Check my blog, we're cycling together I think!

joci said...

Ooh and one major date forget: Feb 26 take a break and party with me!!! So exciting Allison

Mandy said...

So exciting! And if you go a day late, the baby would be born on 11/11/11!!

ADSchill said...

Good luck! That is some exciting news! I wish I had something like that to look forward to.

Sierra said...

This is sooo sooo exciting Allison!!!! I am smiling ear to ear for you all and can't wait to read (and hear over the phone!!!) all the exciting times and stories this go around. Very exciting once again, I am SOOOOO HAPPY!!!! All I can say for right now is don't forget how tired you get during first trimester, add on a two year old on top of that....sooo what I am saying is REST UP NOW!!!! XOXO I love you all :o)

Sierra said...

This is sooo sooo exciting Allison!!!! I am smiling ear to ear for you all and can't wait to read (and hear over the phone!!!) all the exciting times and stories this go around. Very exciting once again, I am SOOOOO HAPPY!!!! All I can say for right now is don't forget how tired you get during first trimester, add on a two year old on top of that....sooo what I am saying is REST UP NOW!!!! XOXO I love you all :o)

Sierra said...

This is sooo sooo exciting Allison!!!! I am smiling ear to ear for you all and can't wait to read (and hear over the phone!!!) all the exciting times and stories this go around. Very exciting once again, I am SOOOOO HAPPY!!!! All I can say for right now is don't forget how tired you get during first trimester, add on a two year old on top of that....sooo what I am saying is REST UP NOW!!!! XOXO I love you all :o)

FirstTimeMom said...

Yay for starting IVF #2 and having dates. Excited for you and hope it all works out :) I'm jealous your insurance covers everything. If mine did then I would go for baby #2 as well straight away with treatment but we have to pay for everything OOP unfortunately so if it doesn't happen naturally then it ain't happening.

Megan said...

Good Luck!! I can't wait to hear more about IVF. We recently did a cycle of IUI and got a BFP, so we are very excited, but nervous, too. I was thinking we were going to have to do IVF for a bit, but for once we got lucky!

The Gimlins said...

Hooray! Yes, seeing the dates written down by your doctor definitely makes it feel more official. :) I'm excited for you!

We might be close on our cycles after all. We are lined up again for our cycle, with an estimated egg retrieval date of 2/16/11.

Let's do it!

Kakunaa said...

Yay for a schedule!!! I realized in, ummmm, December, that my protocol was still on the fridge from JUNE!! LMAO. I finally took it down....it felt weird. Such a part of me...

I'm so excited for you! Good luck on the hormone trail!

Crossed Fingers said...

Congrats! That is super exciting news. I hope it all works out this go around as well! :)

Sarah said...

So excited for your dates! And I think it is neat you will be due so close to 11/11/11! Maybe you will deliver that day and your baby will have the coolest bday EVAH!

Stacie said...

I'm so excited for you!!!

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