Wednesday, October 03, 2007

At Last!

For those of you playing along with the at home version of "Hey! Impreggo My Eggo!" lets review the past 12 days:

1) 8 doctor visits
2) 8 blood draws (and amazingly, only 1 bruise! yea favorite nurse!)
3) 8 vaginal ultrasounds (this machine has seen WAY more action than Brian)
4) 30 injections (too many bruises to count)
5) 36 pills
6) 168 vitamins and supplements
7) 2 acupuncture treatments
8) 800 miles driven to said doctor appointments
9) I'm on the 3rd day of this headache
10) 1 meltdown (remember the picture hanging incident?)

And now, tonight is the infamous trigger shot, at 9:00pm. The nurse even drew the location on my hip with a sharpie. Retrieval is set for 8:15 am on Friday. And I'm ready.

Reflecting over the past 12 days I can honestly say that this whole experience has not been nearly as bad as I expected. In fact, if money and old eggs were not an issue, I could very easily go through this part again. I think part of my reluctance to embrace IVF is that it seemed so much like the last opportunity to have a baby. But it isn't. Even if this doesn't work out the way we want, we are not out of options for having a baby. Once I got over the fact that we were really faced with IVF I ordered Satan to stay away and keep his fear, anxiety, and dread with him and away from me. I also prayed for God to give me patience, trust and peace. I would say He has definitely delivered.

I know many of you have been praying for me. I definitely feel all of your prayers, and it is working. Please keep it up, we still have a long way to go!


  1. Wow. That is a lot of meds, driving, and dildocam action. Congrats on making it to trigger! Your attitude is amazing. Best of luck with the retrieval.

  2. What a list! I'm thinking of you and have everything crossed.

  3. That's quite a list! Wow. Whoever said it takes two to make a baby never made a baby this way...

  4. And a par-triii-dge in a peaaaaaar treeeeeee.

    Enjoy the hockey game tomorrow!

  5. Those are a lot of stats! I sure hope that you can add Baby...Priceless to end of that list!

    I'm glad that the IVF experience hasn't been too bad. I have lots of hope for you girl. I won't stop praying until you get that BFP! XOXO

  6. You, lady, give me some hope re IVF. Cuz I feel/felt (riding the fence) like it's the last chance and so scary, but if you've gone through a good part of it and are feeling better, maybe I can too. Eek! Good luck with the trigger - get a photo of your hip with the sharpie on it to laugh about later:-)

  7. Woohoo! Go Chris :-) Sending many good thoughts for tomorrow. Crossing all crossable parts.

  8. I am thinking happy thoughts for you.
    (And wow! Your RE is 50 miles away? I am assuming the mileage is round trip.)

    Your RE better be better than Dr. Combover, that's all I have to say.

    You're always so supportive to everyone, and I am flattered to be on the sidelines, cheering you on

    Go! Go Embies! I-M-P-L-A-N-T!