YAY!!!!!! I've NEVER been more excited to start my cycle before - EVER! I finally feel like progress is occurring. The last 8 weeks have been so extremely hard to get through. The holidays helped time pass a little quicker, but mostly it crept by at a molasses pace. I started taking injectable medication on the 10th of January (which I will continue taking over the next few weeks), so the pace is finally starting to pick up and my cycle starting is proof of that. So today is Day 1 of what will hopefully be the first day of our "pregnancy cycle" through IVF!!! In approximately 20 days the embryo transfer will occur. Basically they will thaw out one embryo at a time and only place one or two embryos into my uterus (depending on what the doctor and we agree upon). The remaining embryos will stay frozen for future use. After the day of the transfer, we will wait two weeks (the dreaded TWW), to find out if we're pregnant or not. This TWW is considered the PUPO period (pregnant until proven otherwise), during an IVF cycle. Interesting to think about.
I'm praying this is it, and remaining positive that 2016 is our year. 2015 was so extremely hard on me mentally and physically with fertility, but I also know that through all that we've gone through - it has made me stronger, and it has made our marriage stronger! I know that everything happens for a reason....and I need to find the positive in the negative that has happened. We can use all the prayers you have over the next few weeks for our little embryos! Again I cannot thank everyone enough for all of the support we've received. The letters we've received with words of encouragement, or emails, texts, and donations....they amaze me.....everyone has amazed me. We are truly so blessed to have so many caring people in our lives.
By having this blog, my goal here still simple: I want to share my own journey of infertility with everyone....to bring awareness and understanding to the topic. My husband and I are 1 in every 8 couples who struggle with infertility - that's a HUGE percentage of the population. So please again keep in mind those around you who may battle with infertility. Grasp a better understanding on the subject and educate yourself.
Much love - Kristina XO
Me In A Nutshell
My name is Kristina and I'm 37. Originally I'm a Southern CA girl, and I'm now living in the "burbs" of Chicago. I love my son, my husband, my family, my fur babies, and my wonderful friends. I love wine, love to relax, love to have a good time, I'm a little adventurous, love to people watch, and I'm always down for a last minute road trip to virtually anywhere. I'm obsessed with the smell of racing fuel...weird I know - and fresh cut grass! I love to be home, but hate to sit at the house. If I'm excited I get pretty random - sometimes I talk about multiple subjects at once - I'll admit it's probably hard to keep up. My husband and I battled infertility for 5 years before having a successful pregnancy - our son Colton Charles was born September 30th, 2016, Although we have had success with the birth of Colton, our battle still continues with infertility. I've learned it's a wonderful & beautiful thing to share with others the journey that we've walked in the world of infertility. Welcome to our story.