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Time to Begin

So, today officially marks the beginning of our IVF journey. Yesterday was Day 1 of my cycle so today I had blood work and an ultrasound and begin taking Birth Control Pills. The nurse called yesterday and told me that our Egg Retrieval should be 6 weeks from today. As unbelievable exciting as this all is, it's also pretty damn scary. I know I've made this point before but it sure feels like we're down to the wire. This is our last chance to get pregnant and have a biological child of our own. In 8 weeks we will find out if we are pregnant. The statistical likelihood is that it will be good news. The problem is that we have managed to defy statistics on an almost daily basis. What happens if it doesn't work? Where is that going to leave us? How will be handle the devastation of putting all of our eggs (haha) in this basket?

I mean not to sound so utterly pessimistic, because I am hopeful. At the same time there is that tiny voice that can't help but shout "Don't forget about self-preservation!!!"

6 comments:

Mandy 11:44 AM  

IT WILL WORK!!! I know, I know, the pot calling the kettle black. But you have to remain optimistic and believe that it is going to work. Remember that right now one of your biggest obstacles is fertilization b/c of low counts. IVF puts fertilized embies into your uterus! So we'll just focus really hard on getting good quality eggies, good fertilization and cell quality and awesome implantation!! THIS WILL WORK! I know. (hugs)

Mandy 11:44 AM  

Plus, I need someone to comiserate with right now! ;)

Beth 4:19 PM  

Oh Kristen, it is so tough this balancing act between hope and self preservation. Thinking nothing but good thoughts for you.

Tanya 7:55 PM  

I've just come by your blog and have no idea how I got here. But I find your story fascinating and I wish you all the best luck during IVF and beyond.

Kelli 7:52 AM  

I am so excited for you guys- keep your head up and smile. It will all work out.

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

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