Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ta-da! My Tentative IVF Schedule


I received my IVF schedule on Tuesday (CD 3), same day I started BCPs. I’ll be taking them until Sept 27th (CD 15). Baseline U/S is already schedule for Monday Sept 28th (CD 16) to make sure that my ovaries were sufficiently suppressed. I begin stimming on Oct 2 (CD 20) after taking injection class with Mr. Jem (gotta get him involved in the process).

“What meds will be injected into your tender flesh?” you ask.

225 IU Foll.istim and 75 IU Meno.pur with a 81 mg Asp.irin chaser.

First follicle check on Oct 6 and then Dr. Wonderful has me tentatively starting Gan.ir.elix Oct 8 (CD 25). HCG with Ovi.dr.el (Rx TBD) and the rest depends on how things goes (don’t want to jinx anything!). Basically, by roughly Nov 1, we should have our BFX.

Wow, is this really happening?

I don’t think it will feel real until I, or rather we start stimming. I now know why couple say, “We’re pregnant.” I used to find this very obnoxious and pretentious. “What’s this “we” stuff? Only a woman can get pregnant.” I now get it. For non-IF couples, “it takes two to tango” but with us IF’ers, boy, is it a “we” a big, fat “WE!” – me, Mr. Jem, Dr. Wonderful, IVF Coordinator Ivonne, Dr. Needles, and countless others. Oh, and the support of our wonderful families. And all of you, interweb-anauts. Couldn’t do it without you and your support, too.

Jem

11 comments:

Circus Princess said...

I love your thoughts about the expression "We're pregnant". It's really especially true for us IFers with our long list of people who help along the way :-)

'Murgdan' said...

The ball is rolling now! So very excited for you!

Pie said...

Yay! Very exciting when you can see it all laid out on a calendar. It is officially real!

Brandy said...

You're about two weeks ahead of us. Looking forward to sharing your experience!!

One Who Understands said...

Congrats on getting things started.

misterivf said...

Nice calendar! Excited for you guys! get jabbin!

lowfatlady said...

That's exciting to have your schedule in your hand and to see everything laid out. I hope this cycle works and you get a bfp!

Tara said...

I love calendars and schedules - as much as I hated IVF, I always loved getting the schedule because it was at least something of a plan, something I could count on, a timeline.

Good luck with this cycle!

Kristin said...

Good luck Jem. It's so exciting and a little bit scary to be at this stage in the journey.

~ICLW

Jem said...

Mr. IVF: we have our needle class and first jab on Oct 2. Can't happen soon enough!

babyattheend said...

It's happening soon! I hope this is it for you!!!