It does look like we're on the same schedule! How exciting!!! Good luck! I'll be rooting for you! This will be my first cycle, and hopefully we get a sticky baby. I'd be really disappointed if it didn't, not only because I want a baby so badly, but because we know we'll need ivf to concieve more kids and we only get three tries through ins. I know we're blessed to even get that many, but I'd be so sad if it took two tries for one baby, cuz then the possibility of us having three kids would be pretty much out the window.
I would feel as though I'd lost a child. Silly, but that's how I'd feel. But enough of the downer stuff.
The scheduling nurse today said that I should be doing a cycle around the 19th. I'll already be on the lupron and at least one other injectable (follistim, I think?) starting the 10th (when we have the injection teach and get to look at the rest of the schedule for this cycle), so it makes sense that around the 19th or so (9 days of shots) is when I'll move to the triggershot/retrieval. It just seemed totally weird at first, cuz I've only heard of people doing them in different cycles. I'm still not sure where my baseline is in all of this, but at least now I see its not weird to get it after injectables. I'm not sure of what my schedule is beyond that. I think since my ins is taking care of my ivf cycle, my ivf nurse tends to not tell me much till I actually have to schedule the appointment!
Sometimes its a bit annoying, but sometimes its a godsend.
So, I went to the ivf night that our re's office holds once a month (it gives info on art and we wanted to brush up since the cycle started), and as luck would have it, my re was giving part of the presentation (there's a number of docs in the office). So I spoke with her afterwards and she said I'm definitely doing everything this cycle! AWESOME!
I'm excited, but also so nervous. We've been trying for quite a while, 17 months, not as long as some other people, but a long time nonetheless, and the fact that we're finally doing this is both exciting and scary to me. I want it more than anything, but part of me is screaming " what am I getting myself into", kwim? I guess it's just normal anxiety about being a good mom, but I'm feeling pretty guilty over it, simply because I feel after trying for so long I should have this good mom anxiety worked out already, kwim? Anyone else?
Originally Posted by OurTime
This is my first ivf cycle, hopefully the only one I'll need this time around. I don't know about others, but as for me, I am doing both bc & shots together.. this is what my calendar looks like; bc started taking on D4, Lupron shots started D19 for 10 days straight, I stopped bc on D24. My baseline ultrasound & blood work is sched. for this Friday, 10/5, if all is ok, I start the Gonal F shots(these are the ones they keep an eye on) on 10/10, I'm sched. for 4 dif. ultrasounds and blood work after I start the Gonal F shots, they're ea. about every 3-4 days, if all looks good my hCG injection is next and then egg retrival week of 10/15-10/19... I belive the med they track is the stimulation injection, Gonal F. The Lupron is just so that you don't ovulate. **Good LUCK!!** How exciting, looks like we're on the same calendar, sched. for ER and transfer!! so, if all is good, we should hopefully have a possitive test before end of month!! ;P