Sunday, September 21, 2014

IComLeavWe Post

Hey all! Thanks for stopping by for IComLeavWe. You can read my history on the right side of my blog, but to sum it up, I am parenting two boys, age 3 (conceived through IVF) and 1 (surprise BFP), and am currently in the beginning of my first FET cycle. I started Estrace yesterday and Vivelle Friday. I have been injecting Lupron for the past 10 days. So far so good. No big side effects, except for my coffee withdrawals! ha! I chose to stop coffee when I started Lupron. I know; not necessary, but I want to make sure this is all done as "correctly" as possible, and that means no caffeine or alcohol while I'm prepping for the transfer.

I signed consent forms at the RE and have decided to transfer two blasts. This may change as the days near, but hubs and I have talked it through, and we are on board with whatever possibilities may arise from the transfer.

I have a lot of weird feelings about the FET. I guess I am simply building my family now, but am I still infertile? If I conceived "naturally," does that mean I am cured? I also feel a bit like I am being greedy. Weird, right? I do think it has a lot to do with feeling guilty about having IVF success, then a bonus baby, and here I am again. All those buried emotions that come with infertility come bubbling up, and I sometimes feel overwhelmed.

But on a higher note, if you are here for the first time, welcome! I look forward to reconnecting with people on my blog!

7 comments:

pregnant inmyforties said...

Hi from ICLW and thanks for stopping by my place! Wishing you all the best with your FET, fellow pincushioner! I'm also off all caffeine and alcohol, although when someone tweeted a glass of wine last night I could have fought her for it...
Will be checking back in to see how you get on!

queenjohnsonclan said...

LOL! I love what you said about fighting for the wine :) I also loved your questions about being infertile. I often wonder if people in the IF community think I am not infertile because I have children from a previous marriage. I think in our minds...once an infertile always an infertile. It's not a bad thing. If you beat a disease...you don't forget the experience of being sick and what it taught you.

Breathe Gently said...

Good luck with your upcoming FET. Very exciting with a second miracle baby.. hope you can complete your family soon.

We don't do double transfers here, just single at my clinic. I'd be terrified of multiples!

myinfertilitywoes said...

Thanks so much for your support and I will have my fingers and toes crossed for you for this FET! xoxo

Becky said...

Good luck with your FET. It's good to connect with others in the infertility world!

Rach said...

Here via ICLW....wow what a journey you've had! Congrats on babies #1 and #2, and I wish you the best of luck with #3. Looking forward to getting more familiar with your blog!

sharah said...

ICLW - good luck with your fet! Our third is 5 monthd old and it's hard but fun.