Hey peeps. I’ve been in hiding for a bit. I get on and read some blogs from time to time and try to keep up to date but mostly I’ve just been getting on with life at this end.
We tried naturally last month but I wasn’t hopeful as we were separated for most of my fertile time due to our Christmas locations this year (Eric had to stay up here and work). I didn’t use OPKs or anything. We just shagged around the appropriate time and then left for the holidays.
Yesterday was Day 1 of my January cycle and I went into the clinic to collect all my meds for stims. I am feeling good but not excited. I think I am more of what you would call cautiously optimistic.
As I went to type the title of this post I kept wanting to type IVF #3 instead of 2 so I hope that’s not prophetic in anyway!
Just to recap everyone – we probably won’t be doing a fresh transfer this cycle as we have decided to have the genetic testing done on all the embryos. The risk with this is that we could end up with no embryos to transfer but what is the point in transferring embryos that don’t have all their chromosomes in the right place? None. So I’d rather know I think even though it would be devastating if that was the outcome.
The bad news from yesterday was that the genetic testing is now taking up to 4 weeks which means that we would miss the transfer time in February if this is the case. Ugh. It is one of those things they won’t know until the time. It depends on the lab and how many embryos they have to test. They do them in batches so they need to wait until they get a certain number to start a batch. This is one of those case where the more work they have the quicker your result. Weird eh?
Anyway that is about it from this end. We moved into the new house, had a family of 5 visit 3 days later and then 2 days after that went on holidays. So as you can imagine I have not finished unpacking yet. The garage which is supposed to be a playroom / office is still covered in boxes. Despite this I am really loving our new space. We have really livable outdoor areas and a slightly larger indoor space so overall the place feels so much bigger. Not to mention the fabulous pool which is getting quite a workout over summer.
I haven’t really exercised much since the move but I started a reduced calorie eating plan on New Years Day and I am doing well. 6 days in and I’ve lost 2.4kg already. I wish I was about 2.5kg less still before starting stims but oh well, I’m not. I’m just going to do everything I can to stay clean and healthy while going through the process so hopefully the weight gain isn’t much and it will reduce soon after egg collection takes place.
That’s it from me now. Will update you as we progress through the process. Next appt is stim scan on Monday.
Happy New Year bloggers. Maybe 2015 bring you all happiness and joy.