Only 3 more days of birth control left, and only 1 more week until I start my stimulation medication for IVF. Our final IVF was this morning, and the appointment was both educating and intimidating. All documents are signed, which was quite an experience in itself! I never thought to think about what to do with our future embryos in case of my death, my husbands death, both our deaths, or even divorce. You really do sign away an extremely important part of your life before it even begins.
IVF will be so much different then an IUI cycle, which I have become a pro at in the past. There's so much more medication involved with IVF, so I hope that it's easy to keep up on a daily basis (I'm crazy so I'll probably have to set alarms daily for reminders). My first ultrasound and blood will be in 3 days (on the 19th) which is very exciting because it's one step closer to starting the process. I know as we get closer, time will go by so fast up until they do the embryo transfer.....and then the 2 week wait will crawl by until we receive news of whether we've succeeded or not.
On the financial end of things, we also have the entire cycle to pay for in 3 days which is both scary and exciting. Scary due to the obvious "going out on a limb" financially reason, and yet its's super exciting to "go out on a limb" to try to achieve our goal - A BABY. We've received so much support that we are eternally grateful for. The discounts and free meds that our doctors have supplied due to knowing we're completely out of pocket has been a Godsend. The wonderful donations we've received from our friends and family will never be forgotten and forever grateful for.
More info to come very soon!!!
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.