Okay, I've been away for a few days visiting my folks out of town, and I'm caught up.
Aura and Renavoo, I was LMAO at some of your comments about things... what a great way to start a Monday morning!
Aura, what do you find is really making the difference between being stressed out a lot before, and feeling more relaxed this time around?
Renavoo, what do you think are the 'right expectations'? I'm finding it kind of hard to find the right balance. I mean, I want us to be hopeful, because that gives us the strength and motivation to do what we need to do, and yet, I don't want to get myself too much-- I don't even know what the right word is-- I don't know, 'into it' and thinking too far ahead (I can't help but start thinking of names that I like, etc.) My acupuncturist has used the words 'cautiously optimistic', which I like... but putting the idea into practice is not so easy!
Blue, did you find with the teeth grinding/jaw clenching, you had tooth sensitivity in your molars at all? My dentist thinks that might be a problem for me. So, just wondering. Maybe that happens?
Belly, how frustrating that your other place hasn't returned your call! Hopefully you'll get something figured out today.
Bungalow, glad to hear that things are going well for you.
Kewpie, no news is good news-- nice, calm, uneventful weekend for you and the little ones, I'm thinking-- Yay!
ItsMe, nice to hear about those betas!
AFM, I didn't hear back from the clinic about what I'm supposed to do in the days before starting suppression... I'm thinking DH and I are going to be just not BD'ing at all, to be on the safe side. Seems weird to be avoiding now. I placed another call to the nurse this morning, so hopefully I'll hear back from them. I guess they figure I'll be reading about it in the package that I'm getting in the next day or two-- but what if I ovulate early this cycle and we BD'd... I would just feel better knowing what I need to be doing right now. Oh yeah, Renavoo, it's nice to hear you say that you didn't find it so bad going through all that stuff with taking meds, etc-- I just read a book "Having a baby... when the old-fashioned way doesn't work" by Cindy Margolis, and she makes it sound really awful with the meds and their side effects (mainly, moodiness, discomfort with the shots, and weight gain is what she referred to repeatedly). I maybe shouldn't have read the book. I'm just wanting to be zen-like going into this... well, as much as possible. I guess the two main things I'm thinking about and getting a tad worried about is going through a menopause-like state, and then, if we are so blessed to have a number of good embies, the decision about how many to transfer. At our clinic, it sounds like the maximum number of embies they would normally recommend for a woman of my age is 3. I watched an informational video they have online, and I did this QandA that comes with it about what I would be comfortable with, and it came up as 3 as well. I'm trying to take each day as it comes, yet, think about things and talk about some of the 'what ifs' with my DH so we will know where each other stands on certain things, should it come down to some major decision-making.