Monday, July 28, 2014

FET Scheduled!


Well, we’re already moving right along for our next FET! I am a person with very low patience so for me, moving this quickly is just what I want. The plan for our first FET is to start BCP tonight. I will take that until August 10th. I’m also supposed to start Lupron injections a.k.a. suppression shots on August 7th. I will take these for roughly 19 days. My transfer is scheduled for September 4th, about six weeks away. I am excited that we have a plan. If you've been reading my blog for some time now, you know that I’m all about having a plan, but never expecting to stick to it. Things change, and I learned to accept that a long time ago. Luckily these types of plans really don’t have much room for adjustment. They’re pretty strict on what I need to do and when I need to do it. I will have a baseline ultrasound on August 15th to make sure everything looks good & that suppression is working as it should. At the speed that 90 days went by, these next 38 should be a breeze.

I am happy that I will be able to enjoy a little bit more of summer. One thing that we should be able to do for sure this year is our annual Labor Day camping trip that we take on the bike. We will take all of our camping gear, hop on the bike, and head northwest for some camping in the Galena area. It’s beautiful and we've been doing this for the last 4 years. It’s one of my favorite things that Joe and I do together. I remember last year riding up in New Glarus, Wisconsin thinking, if I’m not pregnant by this time next year, I’m buying myself my Indian Scout… well, here we are a year later & let’s be realistic, I’m not going to buy a motorcycle, I’m going to continue to try and get pregnant. The one thing that hasn't changed is the desire to have a baby of our own. If anything that desire has only gotten stronger.



By the time we do our transfer we will be one month shy of TTC for 3 years. It really hurts my heart to say that, to type it, read it, & comprehend that statement. THREE YEARS. I know there are so many out there who have been trying two or three times that, but it is still a harsh reality for me. So much so that I don’t know what I’ll do when I actually do become pregnant. It will take the entire pregnancy in order for me to believe that it’s actually true. I’ll have to see & hold that baby in my arms before my mind will be able to accept reality I’m sure. I can’t wait for that day.

So our plan is to transfer one single embryo again. This is a very personal choice for each and every couple going through IVF.  I know in my heart this is the right choice for us.  For me, the risk is just too great with multiple pregnancies, although even with the transfer of just one embryo, cells can split & multiples can happen. Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said it best; we want a healthy baby, not just a pregnancy. If our doctor ever recommended that we become more aggressive and transfer two, then we would take that into consideration, but at this time one is the magic number.

Unfortunately, this time around I’m already planning for failure. I haven’t quite gotten back my optimism towards this cycle yet, but it will come in time. That BFN is just still too fresh in my mind for me to have my attitude turned all the way back around.  I know that we will never give up this fight for our baby.  This is just a new chapter in our growing book of getting pregnant. For the next six weeks I’m going to focus on the progress of the house, and enjoy the rest of my summer. We are so incredibly blessed that we are building our house and just enjoying life in general. I know September will be here in the blink of an eye, so I’m going to do the best I can to have fun & enjoy what’s left of the summer.


18 comments:

  1. Yes enjoy the rest of your summer. September will be here before you know it.

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  2. I found your blog through Jessah's blog. Your story really touches me - we tried for years before getting pregnant through IVF, only to lose our twins. You're right - the decision on how many to transfer is very personal and is safer with one. I wish you the best of luck for your FET!

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  3. Hang in there my friend. I have a feeling…your healthy baby is just around the bend. Enjoy your summer…looks like y'all have fun on that bike. And hopefully your heart will fill with hope as your FET draws near.

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  4. You got this girl! 38 days should be a breeze for you and I am hoping that this baby decides to nest down and give you a BFP!

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  5. I'm so excited for you!!! I'm lookin at retrieval sept 9 and transfer sept 12th!!! What app did you use for your countdown? Its so cute. Xoxo

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  6. Looks like ya'll have so much fun on your bike. I'm sure it will take some time for the BFN to heal and possibly not even until you receive your BFP, which I'm hoping is right around the corner. 38 days will hopefully come quickly and in the meantime, you'll be making lots of sweet summer memories!!! Hugs, friend!

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  7. yay! great news. fingers and toes crossed :) enjoy your summer!

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  8. This is some great news I'll be praying for you :) xoxo

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  9. October or November (I can't remember exactly) will make 3 years for us too so I feel ya there. These 37 days will go by quickly and praying the FET will work for both of you!!

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  10. I really liked Jessah's same post you mentioned. Glad you are enjoying nature at its best. Mr. Redneck used to have a motorcycle but seldom rode it so he sold it this year :).

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  11. Well that will be a fun trip, enjoy it girl! We have a bike too, haven't had much time to be on it though... The next 38 days will fly by :) Woo hoo!

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  12. Fingers crossed girl, but just enjoy your summer and time with the hubs and take it one day at a time. Everything will work out xoxo

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  13. Great news!! I've got my fingers and toes crossed for you that you finally can move on and this FET will be a success. I just passed my 3 year mark as well, it's very difficult, to the say the least, as the time continues to pass and life seems to go on around us. Abiding with you, my friend.

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  14. Great news! September will be here before you know it and I'm praying that your hope bucket is overflowing in the weeks to come. love ya girlie! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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  15. i transfer 9/10!! lets do it!

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  16. I definitely feel your pain reading this! I pray pray pray {literally I will pray} that this next transfer works for you guys! You deserve it! Three years is such a long time and I can't commend you enough for your hard work, dedication, positive attitude, and patience! It is nice that you will be able to enjoy some more ofsummer! That camping trip sounds like so much fun!

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  17. You got this girl!! 38 days are going to fly by!

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  18. Best of luck on your journey! Have you ever tried bowenwork?

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