Cycling in June?

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Cycling in June?
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Thu, 05-19-2011 - 5:36am

I graduated to IVF after another failed IUI. In fact, I'm waiting for AF to arrive and she's not cooperating. I stopped taking the progesterone supplements 5 days ago and all I've done is a little spotting yesterday. Anyway, as soon as she gets it together I can start the BCPs on CD3. I'm more than a little scared of this but since we really decided to take this plunge, I'm eager to get going! We've been TTC for 3 years and have had one m/c...I'm ready for a triumph!

BCPs for 21 days (I guess?) and then on to lupron. Who's with me?

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 12:50am

Hmm. I believe I will be just taking Follistim for the first week or so, but I'll have to see what she tells me Friday. I can't believe my first appt is in 3 days! I'm struggling to find a time to do acupuncture this week. Today was open for me, but she wasn't in, tomorrow I had an appt but had to cancel because my meds are coming - which is very important, then I thought I would try to get out of work tomorrow night and do that on Thursday, but she is booked solid that day. Which leaves Friday, she has openings and I will be in the town anyway for my appt, but DH will be with me and I don't think he'd want to wait for me to do acupuncture after coming to my appt with me. It wouldn't be bad except he also works Thursday night, so I'm trying to figure out if we should both drive down Friday and I just stay there for the acupuncture after our appt or do I drive us down and then take myself back later. I don't want to stress on it at all, but it's important to me to get a session in this week because I missed last week.

Chouli, That's too bad that the economy caused you not to get into your dream job, but I'm glad it didn't affect your current job. Healthcare in all it's venues is one of the few secure fields right now and I'm glad I'm in it. Our husbands' field is secure too, but I know departments that have gone through layoffs. We have some small towns that have gotten rid of their police department and just expect the county to patrol more, but that stretches the county so thin it isn't fair to the police or the people. I must be on a rambling kick lately.

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 5:22am
I am very rambly. I think the more nervous or excited I get about this, the more I need to ramble. I wish I could go back to my accupuncturist for this cycle, but we just dealt with the financing and the pharmacy last night. DH has googly eyes over all the $$ we're spending and commiting to spending. I don't think I could ask him for more right now w/o an argument. LOL
We've done all our IUI rounds during the school year. A lot of it was luck that many appts ended up on weekends b/c of the rate my follies matured. On the days where I had to go in the morning for b/w or a u/s, I would get a substitute for a half-day. I still have 22 days of leave accrued over the years and I hope I get to burn through it all on maternity leave.
We only have 5 more teaching days left until Summer Break. Right now (biology) we're doing dissections. The kids are so excited about it. I have to run my lab like Hell's Kitchen, though, because they really want to play and you can't play in a Biology lab. I'm very happy teaching HS bio because I am very comfortable with the content. I like teaching AP Bio (college level) too. But I didn't go to college to learn how to teach. That has had to come naturally, through experience, and through professional development courses. You'd be amazed at how KID-like high schoolers can be. They think they're grown up, but they act like they're 6. They can be wonderful one minute and completely infuriating the next. I am currently waiting for a transfer to another school. I teach in a school that is considered "rough", and it is about 20mi away from home. I'm hoping to get at one of the two schools that are w/in 4 mi of home.
It is June! No more coffee or wine for me. Anyone else making/made that change yet? Ok, I'm cheating. I switched to decaf (yuck!) but I will wean myself off before stims.
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 10:55am

It IS June! Woo-hoo! Three weeks from tomorrow my little embies will be transferred! I know I need to go ahead and cut out the wine and coffee, but I don't wanna! I have always cut out the crap when I started meds for my cycle, but this time I just can't seem to separate myself from my coffee! I don't plan on having anymore wine or cocktails, but coffee is going to be a different story.

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 11:07am

I mostly gave up caffeine last September. On Aug 31st it hit me, when I drank about a pot of coffee that night after having had a good amount of caffeine earlier that day, that I was drinking WAY too much caffeine and definately not helping my ttc cause. So I cut it out completely for a couple months and then I would allow myself to put a little in a decaf cup here and there. :) I'm glad I did it like that though, because while I miss coffee now that I'm not even drinking decaf, I don't need the caffeine.

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 11:25am

They say a cup of coffee a day is ok, so I say do what you feel is right, Lauren. 3 weeks!! How exciting. We might be having our embies put in around the same time!

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 1:51pm

I will definitely stop before the transfer. I guess since we are using frozen embryos I'm not too concerned with the diet part of the gig before transfer. When we were doing fresh cycles I was a model patient =)

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 2:32pm

lol. I will be the opposite of you and NOT poas because I always feel you can hold out hope until either AF fully shows or you get that annoying bfn. We should balance eachother out then. Though, I've been reading other posts and I may poas the day of my 1st beta to prepare myself. I would just hate to get a + from lingering HPT in my system and then be told bfn by the beta results. I will know more on Friday! My AF is trying to come, tonight is my last dose of bcp. I kinda jumped the gun because of having red spotting, which is unusual for me and I never got my full AF when I started bcp, but my RE said not to worry about it and I know I should expect something like AF once stopping bcp too, so hopefully my lining does what it's supposed to once stimming starts. I got my meds!! Wahoo. It was getting to be after noon, I was washing windows and obsessively checking my front door (even walked to the neighbors' once because they sometimes get our deliveries) and starting to get nervous when it arrived! I also set up to do acupuncture in 3 hours. Only problem with that is I should nap for work tonight. But I can sleep tomorrow and I couldn't get an appt tomorrow, so this is better.

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 2:47pm

I totally understand the fear of a false +. Just think of it this way, when they retrieve an impressive amount of eggs (and they will) and a good amount of those eggs fertilize (and they will) and you have some left to freeze (and you will) then when you go back for your FET in a few years (after your one or two or maybe more precious bundles of joy arrive) you can POAS to your heart's content because there are no trigger shots =)

I am on my last few days of AF's visit after stopping BCP. As if AF isn't bad enough, I've had 2 visits in 2 weeks! Ah well, hopefully not for another 9 months! Yay for meds! I am actually sitting here waiting for my refill of Lupron to arrive. I called yesterday to the pharmacy I finally found them at and requested a refill and they told me they no longer have the powder they need to compound it. Nice. When I ordered from them they would only fill one 2 week kit at a time so I asked them if they

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 10:58pm
I'm used to nights, but I've been fighting for day shift over the past 5 years and have more days then nights, but still do at least one night each week. Nights would actually be easier to work around all my IVF appointments, but I don't want to ask for them because I don't want them over the long haul. Thank you for that positive first paragraph!! I would be very happy with 1 or 2 babies from IVF, any more than that makes me nervous!! But we'll see what we get!

That would be infuriating with the pharmacy! You think you have all your ducks in a row and then they just don't have the med? Crazy! Glad they found one last vial!

I did enjoy acupuncture. Although, I'm trying to eat healthier and avoid sugar, dairy and gluten, and she tells me today I have too much fruit in my diet (which of course is sugar) I guess I just figured that was safe to snack on. I can only eat so many veggies a day! I'm hoping I don't stress myself out more trying to follow a specific diet or by trying to fit in so many acupuncture appointments between now and the end of the cycle. But I do like it, it's relaxing and I'm always amazed at how a little tiny needle can make my body feel different.

Happy Lupron injecting tomorrow! :)
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Thu, 06-02-2011 - 8:44pm

BUMPING IT UP.

Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

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