On our way

September 10, 2009 at 10:20 am 5 comments

We will be leaving after dinner tonight to drive the hour to the city that will assist me in the creation of life. We have got a hotel accross the street from the hospital, so super husband can drop me off in the morning to start my sedation process, and then he can go back to our hotel room so he can <ahem> collect in an environment that is hopefully more stress free then the hospital, thus attempting to avoid any of his collection-related issues that arose with our IUIs.

This time tomorrow I will be without my eggs, that I have grown so fond of, for the rest of the weekend… Then on Monday we will be reunited!

The trigger went off without a hitch last night. The hardest part was staying up until 11pm. After the ultra-painful meno.pur for the last 10 days, this was a breeze even though the needle was 3x as big.

Yesterday they stocked me up with my progesterone… in oil… so we aren’t done with the injections for another two weeks if I am not pregnant and indefinately if I am. I guess the universe heard my willingness to keep receiving shots if it ment a healthy baby. Here’s hoping it didn’t just hear the first part of that request!!


Entry filed under: IVF #1.

In my sights Back home, less 8 eggs

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Beth  |  September 10, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Good planning on your part to book a room right across the street. There’s no stress worse than fearing traffic delays on the way to ER (none that I’ve experienced, so far), and I’m sure you’ll end up with much happier swimmers too. Best of luck!

  • 2. Lea  |  September 10, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Thinking good thoughts for you!

  • 3. annacyclopedia  |  September 10, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Woot – you really are on your way! Sending you the best thoughts for great success!

  • 4. Kate (Bee In The Bonnet)  |  September 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Wow! It’s coming so soon! Yay for making it to retrieval! (And I, too, am a bit worried about whether H will be able to, er, collect in a timely fashion when that time comes. He had a bit of trouble the last time, so we may try to “collect” at home before heading to the clinic, since we’re not too far away).

    I’ll be thinking of you this weekend, thinking nourishing thoughts for those soon-to-be embryos!

  • 5. Womb For Improvement  |  September 10, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Well you aren’t the first couple I’ve heard of who have booked into a hotel for a romantic get away in the hope of getting pregnant. Just the first to combine it with IVF.

    Best of luck.


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After 5 IUIs, 2 IVFs, and the diagnosis of diminished ovarian reserve at the ripe old age of 29, I am now looking for information on embryo donation and adoption. I'm taking a break from blogging but will return when our path out of the world of IF becomes more clear.

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