Oh, Kewpie, what a scare... so glad that things are looking up and that things were good enough that they sent you home, even if it is to bedrest tonight. Please continue to take good care of yourself, and little ones, this message is for you-- no more bouncing around in there like that!
Belly, you sound so excited about what is to come at the new clinic. It sounds like they are really looking after things-- you seem to be in good hands. I hope this is it for you. That is interesting about getting to take your frosties to the new clinic, it kind of blows my mind away actually, it's pretty amazing.
It'sMe, congrats on the bfp! So exciting!
Hopefully everyone else is doing well. I love reading the updates, even the stuff that that is non-IVF related (like the jelly-- I have never heard of those kinds before, and they sound so yummy!)
AFM, I'm just sitting here, waiting... and waiting... My heart started pounding out of my chest a couple days ago, because the day after I called in to get on the waitlist, the IVF nurse called me. She wanted to confirm that I had called in for IVF and not IUI (maybe because all my other procedures were the latter?) and she said she was going to review our chart to make sure we had done all the pre-requisite tests and such. I asked her when we might get offered it, and at first she said that there was a 3 month wait or so... but then she said something about how they go by the date of when you first registered for the IVF program (essentially, pay the $250 fee, which is probably an admin-type thing)-- and DH and I had done that in December 2009 (I said after the last Clomid/IUI that we had done, that I was ready to do IVF-- and then we ended up with our bfp from it). So, essentially we have been registered for ages, but 'inactive'. So I'm not sure what that does to our spot on the waitlist, if we are at the bottom still or if that places us more to the top. The way our clinic works is, every woman who is registered and wants to do IVF calls on Day 1 of their cycle and their names get added to the list, and then the nurse starts to go through it and calls and offers it... the woman can accept or if it turns out she decides she can't do it that month, she can ask to be called the next month. If treatment is offered, the call will come in 7 to 10 days after CD1. So, it could be nothing that the nurse called-- but then, a part of me is hopeful because I can't see them doing that to every prospective patient, confirming things like that. But, maybe they do.... *sigh* I just want to get going on this right away-- now that we've decided to go for it, it's hard just sitting around waiting. I don't do well with the second half of the 2ww either, ha ha. Wow, the 2ww after IVF must be so much more agonizing!
Couple of questions...
Do most of you do acupuncture along with your IVF? I read somewhere that it is common to begin doing it 3 months before starting IVF. The acupuncturist I have seen before, she specializes in fertility and IVF, and she will actually come to the clinic on the day of transfer. I am planning on starting to see her again, but I'm thinking there's no way we can afford to go the number of times that is recommended.
What is PIO?
When you take BCP at the start, do your REs call that a "Flare Protocol"?
And, this one is a biggie for me right now... Do any of you decide not to tell anybody about your IVF while you are in the middle of it? (Reason I ask, my parents wouldn't really understand my decision to put myself through this, when I have a DS already... and my Mom would just go crazy with worry, aside from that. And, my best friend is somebody who has never even taken BCP because she is freaked out about cancer, plus I remember she made a comment to me one day about a mutual friend who had conceived on Clomid-- a year before I did-- and she said that she would never take any fertility drugs because if she couldn't get preganant on her own she would accept that as it was meant to be. Like I said, that was before I had my DS from Clomid and IUI which she totally knew about, and she was at the birth of my DS at home for the whole thing, and it was a life-changing moment for her--right away she decided to give up her material goals to concentrate on having a family... and sadly, she did get pregnant this spring but then had a m/c at 10 weeks. My DH says that she might have a change of heart about these things, and be understanding of me going through IVF... but, it still seems so hard to tell her. Am I being silly about worrying about who to tell? I want to have a support system, but maybe I need to protect myself in some way--I think that's why this forum is so great, and I'm happy to have found you all... because I know that you understand.