We have officially began our IVF cycle. I had blood and ultrasound testing this morning, and test results all came back normal (YAY). I will start the birth control on Friday the 30th, and end it on November 19th. The 19th we will have more blood an ultrasound testing to be sure that everything still looks good. On November 24th we will begin the stimulation medication as well as monitoring. Assuming all goes well, our egg retrieval should fall around the week after Thanksgiving. I'll update as we move further on into the process as well.
I'm extremely excited yet nervous to enter a whole new fertility routine. My nurse went over the calendar/list of medications from start to finish with me, and it's so much more then what I'm previously used to, but with each pill and/or syringe....it will all be worth it!
We're also extremely blessed that our team of doctors/nurses have also been able to stock pile some medication for us since we're completely out of pocket cost for any fertility treatment. We still have to place an order of medication as they weren't able to supply all of it, but every little bit is extremely helpful and we're very thankful for it. Leaving their office with a bag of meds literally made my day.
We again cannot thank everyone for all of the love and support over the last few months. Everyone has been so helpful and uplifting. Warms our hearts. 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.