I can't believe that today is the day, but I finally start my IVF stimulation medication today! I've never been so excited to start my period as I was this past saturday, let alone get to stick myself in the stomach with a syringe full of medication tonight. As odd as that sounds.....I think you'd have to be in my shoes to actually know how how exciting this really is. As of right now, everything has been paid in full - the entire IVF cycle as well as medication. The only thing left to pay for is just the freezing and storage of any left over embryos. I'm thrilled the time is finally here, and I cannot thank each and every single person who has helped us out financially and emotionally over the last few months to help us get this far after all our heartache prior to this.
I have meds each night from tonight until Thursday night (Turkey Day), and then go in for blood and ultrasound on Friday AM. I'll know more on Friday of where to go from there, but I'm assuming it's much like an IUI cycle where they will continue me on the same medication (possibly add more), and bring me back on Monday of next week for blood and ultrasound again. If it's much like an IUI cycle, then I'd assume egg retrieval late next week? I guess I will have to wait and see. SO EXCITED!
Keep us in your thoughts and prayers......we're hoping for a baby Shuput out of this cycle, and we're putting all our emotions on line hoping that it comes true!
Update again soon! 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.