Thursday, May 27
Consult for IVF
We finally had our IVF consult... it was what we expected, but it was good to get the ball rolling again.
We had to bring Colby because our babysitter has been sick. I felt bad bringing him because I remember how crappy it felt to see others with happy babies when all I wanted was a happy, healthy baby. He was awesome though. Super happy and super cute! Dr. A liked seeing him- a product of her good work!
She began with "So, tell me about your pregnancy." It was a bit of a punch in the stomach. Of course I should have remembered that she had no clue what had happened- we hadn't had any contact since March '09- but it brought back the reality of what we were doing. (Coincidentally, we learned that Dr. A had her daughter at 27 weeks and spent 105 days in the NICU!) After hearing what happened and what we had gone through, there was really no discussion about how to proceed.
(1) We're going right back to IVF. A real IVF course this time because we did the IUI to IVF last time. So now we're in for the 2 month protocol as opposed to the 1 month IUI protocol.
(2) We will put back 1 embryo and that's it. I knew that was coming, but it still bothered me a little to hear. Logically I know it's the safest, smartest thing to do for me and baby, but the other part of me knows that my emergency C-section pretty strictly limits the number of future children, so not even the possibility of multiples cuts that number lower than I want to be.
We did the preliminary infectious disease testing today-- my poor arm wasn't used to being poked and prodded! It's still so sore from the little measly blood draw. It's going to have to toughen up again! I call again on Day 1 (or sooner if it doesn't come in a few weeks) to start with the "testing" cycle. I have to have the base blood and ultrasound done to see where we are. I also have to have a sonohysterogram done, which I'm not looking forward to seeing as the HSG I had last time sucked so badly. Then, once all testing is done, I have to call again on the next Day 1 to start the suppression faze.
So, figure mid-June for Day 1, testing through June/July, mid-July for the next Day 1 for suppression, then mid-August for stimulation faze, then mid-September for retrieval/transfer.
That's so far away!
And already-- my September is looking like:
(1) Full time Mommy to cutest baby ever
(2) Full time 1st Grade teacher (switching from Kindergarten)
(3) Full time graduate student (3 education Masters classes)
Why not add an IVF cycle and pregnancy? :)