I talked to the nurse at the RE's yesterday. She was so excited to hear from me! Anyway - she wants me to get bloodwork done on CD3. We'll see if that works this cycle - we are going away on our trip on April 8th... which is probably CD3. She said I could also do CD2. Guess I'll just wait and see what my body has in store for me this month. Aaron also sounds really excited. I got my palm read this weekend - and she said that I had 3 childern in my future.... interesting huh?
On my blog today, I posted about a hat that I knit for our future baby - http://fiberfish.blogspot.com/2007/0...-wait-hat.html . I usually don't talk about infertilty on there.... but every once in a while, I'll let spill what is going on. It's a really sweet little hat! Although, I wonder if 'normal' women would spend such a huge amount of time knitting a little baby hat. I picture them TTCing for a month, getting pregnant, and then, one week before the baby is born saying 'Whoops!? I need to knit a little hat to keep the baby warm' - and then knitting this little roll brim hat. Not me! This baby is going to have handknitted OPTIONS.
I'm a freak, I know. (as I sit here drinking my full milk decaf latte, as I heard news that non-fat milk isn't good for people TTCing....and of course no caffine!)
Well, after I posted yesterday, I got the bright idea to google 'high BMI and IVF'. *sigh*.
It says that the success rates for people with a higher bmi is really low. I did dig deeper, and sounds like most of the people they were taking about had either hormone issues (like pre-diabeties or wonkey estrogen - neither or which I have), or PCOS (also don't have). So - I will try my best to lose more weight between now and April (when I see the doc), and continue until we go through the actual procedure. I'm thinking we'll either do May or June - depending on how long it takes for my insurance to get approved and how my cycles fall.
I'm glad we took a little break - as I'm actually excited to start up with the meds and everything again. If we had rushed back into all this in Feb, I really wouldn't have been ready.
What a great weekend! We got a bunch of snow, and so I stayed in the house all day on Saturday - I love days like that. Then, on Sunday, I went to my Bikram yoga class, had breakfast with my girlfriends, and then everyone came over to my house to watch movies and just hang out. It was great.
I need to go out and buy OPKs tonight - so I can start testing tomorrow.... but I don't know what is happening this month - I'm running a lot hotter than usual.
I haven't started with my OPKs yet this cycle - mostly because I forgot... but also - I've learned that without meds, I don't O until CD 17 or 18. So - why waste the tests? My CM doesn't seem fertile yet anyway... but I've warned Aaron that lots of BDing this weekend!
Of course, I've already started obsessing about when we'll be starting IVF. First, I need to get AF on the 5th or 6th - so I can go in for CD 3 bloodwork before vacation! Aaron is going to be out of town for work June 18th - 22nd (at least). So, hopefully we'll be able to get everything lined up for May, since I think his trip lands just exactly when everything would be happening for June (assuming my cycles stay the same, blah blah blah). Even if we may be able to 'make it', I don't want the added stress of wondering if I'll need to do my ER and transfer when he is away. Because if he isn't there... a pretty important piece is missing, ( )
Ha. I've been going to Bikram yoga really regularly, and swimming also. I feel very confidant that I'll be at a better wieght when we go see the doc in April - but like I said before, I don't want to obsess on it!
Well, I swam in a swim meet this past weekend. It wasn't horrible - but sure made me realize that I'm in much WORSE shape than I was in college. No surprise though, considering back then I swam 4 hours a day, and now I'm swimming 1 or 2 hours, once or twice a week.
We went out to dinner with Aaron's Aunt and Uncle, and found out his cousin and his new wife(a few years younger than us) are ready to start trying for a baby. AND, Aaron's brother that is getting married in Oct are also starting TTC (she already has a 5 year old girl who was a surprise). And my first thought (bitter girl that I am) was that they would both be preggo before me me. Sigh. TTCing is a fun road, no?
In good news - aaron and I have our bases covered for this month - looks like I O'd on Saturday -and we BD'd a bunch this weekend. Let hope we caught that egg!
Well - went to my accupuncturist for the last time for a while. I'm going on vacation April 7th - 15th... and then we start IVF. She wants me to talk to my doctor to find out when he thinks we should do the accupuncture along with the treatment. It's kind of weird to know I won't be going again for a while, as I've been going every week since September... but sure will be nice on my pocketbook. Or - who knows - maybe this will be my month?!?
My temp today was exactly the same as yesterday - leading me to think that my themomenter is low on battery - but no battery light is flashing? But honestly - what are the odds the temps would be the same both days. Whatever. I'm not obsessing at all in this 2 ww - I'm not going to question it - considering I got myself SO worked up last cycle. I guess I'm just more focused on our vacation and getting ready for IVF than I am worrying about this cycle.
And, what is even worse, it that it was on the heels of a pretty wonderufl weekend. Aaron and I have ripped out one of our rooms down to the studs, and got a dumpster this weekend to get rid of everything from that - and we also got rid off all the other junk that we have ripped out of other rooms in the house. Feels good the get all that out!!!
But, after all that hard work, Aaron sent me for a massage and pedicure, and then we saw the movie 300 (good movie!). And I got to go to yoga also. It was kind of like a vacation 'preview' - for the good times to come next week!
I just have to survive this week at work, and I'm all set.
In TTCing news - my temps continue to rise... maybe my body needs to be scared into major procedures to get preggo? Last time I got the BFP, I was supposed to be starting injectables the next month, and this time, we go see the RE on the 17th to start planning for IVF. I really hope that is the case!!!!
I was being SO good about NOT obsessing this cycle... but of course, I couldn't hold off forever! My temp rose again today - so that makes me excited! I just wasn't even thinking about this month in terms of TTCing (even though I have been charting and we bd'd on all the right days). I'm more concerned with all the crap that is going on at work and getting ready for vacaction and the upcoming meeting with the RE for IVF.
Sure would be cool if this was the cycle! I am totally going to hold off on testing until Saturday, though. Even though I picked up 6 tests at BJs on Sunday
Alright, temps down a bit this morning (from 97.8 to 97.59).. which is the way my cycles usually go. I get a small drop on 11 DPO, and then a larger drop on 12 DPO, and AF that same day.
This is the first time I've charted for so long (3 months) and I do like all the info I've collected. I know I O each month, and that my LP is long enough. And this month, things even looked great for a PG chance (who knows, maybe it still does). But - with that, I'm even more annoyed with my fertility issues! Why can't I just get a BPF on my own? Frustating, to say the least.
Assuming I get AF tomorrow, I can at least get my CD3 bloodwork on Saturday (as the nurse said it is really CD 2 - 4)... I'll try to go later in the day so it's as close to CD 3 as possible. And then, we go to the RE on the 17th. Let's hope they can get everything approved in time to do a May cycle.