Sunday, January 8, 2012

The month ahead

So here's what's going to be happening in my nether regions over the next month or so:

1/10: start Lupron (10 units daily)
1/14: take my last BCP
1/19: baseline ultrasound & bloodwork
1/20: start Follistim (200 units daily)
1/31: estimated ER (+ or - 5 days on either end depending on response to stims, etc.)
Most likely a 3 day transfer of 1 or 2 embryos thereafter depending on quality & quantity

Wrench in the plans: husband is becoming a US citizen on the morning of January 28, which falls right in the range of possible ER/ET dates.  We literally just found out about this 2 days ago when we came home from vacation to a letter stating such.  Of course, we can't reschedule either Vid's swearing in: the US gov't is not flexible like that; huge surprise.  ER/ET is also not something we have the power to reschedule, which all infertiles know but other people don't, as I had to explain to my parents.  But thankfully, his swearing in is @ 9am so if the universe really does hate me as much as I think it does that will mean we speed from that to the RE's office should both events fall on the same date. 

At this time next month, we will likely know if this worked or not.  I'm so hopeful but so frightened.  This cycle has been a long time coming & now that it's finally here, I feel like I want to throw up.  I've never been so nervous in my life!


Tiffany said...

I have everything crossed for you guys!

Kerrik said...

Although it sucks about the date, congrats to your hubby on the citizenship date being set. Wishing you both the very best of luck in the month ahead.

Sometimes said...

Congrats on getting started in IVF and the swearing in! I'm not a US citizen and plan on applying as soon as I get prego (as I won't be traveling internationally to see family). Yeah to the month ahead!!!!

ADSchill said...

Oh my, so much going on! I am so excited that you are finally getting your chance at IVF. I wish you a lot of eggies and that one of them settles in nicely.

I also pray that Vid's day comes on a DIFFERENT day than ER! Either way, I am sure that it will work out!

Rheed said...

So excited for you!!! I know logistically it would be a bit of a nightmare, but what if your husband became a US citizen and your baby was concieved on the same day. That's exciting!!

*sending prayers your way*

Rebecca said...

Sounds like the Egg Retrieval might get a bit complicated. Do you know the time he is becoming a citizen? Is it an all day event? Maybe you could possibly schedule your ER, if it needs to be on that particular day, at early morning or later in the afternoon?

Stephanie said...

Praying for a successful cycle, even though the government won't cooperate. :-)