Saturday, January 28, 2006
Start here....
Today is day three. My period is almost over and I am on to the next step. Tonight Husband and I went to have drinks at a favorite chain of ours. While we were sitting there it hit 10:00 and I decided that I better pop my first pill. I haven't taken BCP in oh, you know, FOUR years and needed to re-acquaint myself with the packaging. Wouldn't you know there were instructions. They said "start here"...

...and so I did. Injection training and embryologist consult in t-minus 6 days. I think this is going to move faster than I thought.

Saturday, January 21, 2006
A different kind of wait...
Hard to believe that I am anxiously awaiting my next period. Day one starts a new phase in the journey and I am ready to get. on. with. it!

I had a nice long talk with the IVF coordinator on Thursday afternoon. She gave me an overview of the process and she ran through some tentative dates. I will start BCP on the evening of day three, probably next Friday or Saturday night. We have our three hour meeting with the "team" on Friday the 4th. Husband will do yet another SA, we will learn how to shoot up and we will meet the embryologist. Some time the next week I will do my SHG and Mock Transfer. I think the whole process will move along quickly once we get the ball rolling, but for now the waiting is killing me.

Thursday, January 12, 2006
The Consult...
The consult went well. Husband and I still love Dr. Funny - even if he wants 16K from us. Gag!!! I can't believe it is that much...

The plan goes as follows:

Start BCP as soon as the flood gates open (approx. Jan 27th)

Do mock transfer, SHG, and repeat SA.

Start Lupr0n 20 days later... (approx Feb. 16)

Start Brave lle/Men0pur... (approx. Feb 25- 27)

Retrieval... (approx. March 9-10)

Transfer 3-5 days later (depending on quality and quantity, yada... yada... yada)

This is if all goes according to plan which means, 1) my body has to cooperate; 2) the Dr's schedule has to cooperate; and 3) life has to cooperate.

I can't believe this is happening...

Monday, January 09, 2006
Have you taken this?
This Is My Life, Rated
Take the Rate My Life Quiz

It is actually pretty close (for an Internet survey)!

Cooking and blogging and drinking OH MY...
... or in Husbands words... cooking and dlogging and blinking, OH MY! Thanks for all of the lovely comments about Husbands design. I think he did a lovely job! I plan to keep him busy working on a design for our family blog and on one for my dad. Eventually he he may have time to work on something for himself, he, he, he...

Husband and I went on a shopping spree last night and purchased 1) a new wall unit for our tv and components 2) a new coffee table and 3) new end tables. Everything was available for pick-up and with the help of our friends S & J we got it all home in one trip. Too bad we had to completely dismantle the THEATER (an inside joke just for you Mudd's Daddy) and put it back together which takes about four hours. We finished everything up and had the house cleaned up just after 1:00 am. I am pooped!

Did I tell you that I hired a new house keeper? And that he is male? And that he ROCKS! He does blinds and baseboards every time he comes. My house is glistening and I am turning into a clean freak. Husband "doesn't like my recent behavior" and is afraid that in no time flat I will have him leaving his shoes in the garage (a personal pet peeve of both of ours - and don't get me going on what I will think of you if you invite me to your home for dinner and demand that I take my shoes in to gain entrance) and treating our home like a museum and not a place to live. I certainly hope that I never get that way and I encouraged him to let me know if I get too psychotic.

Three more days until our visit with the RE...

Sunday, January 08, 2006
A New Look For The New Year...
Look at me! Look at me! Husband worked super, super hard today and gave my blog a brand new look. Didn't he do a great job?! I am very, very impressed! Tomorrow (well today) he is going to add my title to the top image in Ph0t0shop and then we will be good to go. Doesn't it look beautiful. Hopefully this will encourage me to post more frequently again!

Thursday, January 05, 2006
Delay of Game...
I recieved a phone call on Tuesday afternoon from the RE informing me that they had an earlier appointment for our consult tomorrow. Too bad the consult was with the wrong doctor! Seems the "new girl" accidentally set my appointment with one of the other RE's in the practice. I am sure that Dr. A is nice, but after six months with Dr. Funny and his staff I am not interested in changing. They offered to squeeze me in that afternoon, but since Husband and I had been away from work for the holiday we didn't feel like it was appropriate to cut out early for a last-minute appointment. Luckily they were able to get us in on the 12th, so less than a week left to wait...

Monday, January 02, 2006
Happy 2006!
I hope that you all had a happy and health couple of holiday weeks! Our Christmas was fantastic. We traveled down south to spend some time with Husbands family. It was the first time all of the brothers and sisters had been together for Christmas in over 10 years! There was tons of food and tons of family... oh and a little bit of wine. We returned to the city we live in on Tuesday night and after a day of rest on Wednesday I headed back to work. Work is still insane and it seems to be worse with all of the vacations and time off. I hope to get caught up sometime during the first quarter of 2006!

Our new years eve was pretty calm. We went to our friend’s house for shrimp and crab and prime rib. The food was delicious, but I didn't eat enough and drank one too many glasses of wine and spent the majority of new years day in bed. Luckily today was a holiday for me and I was able to catch up on the housework and laundry and grocery shopping. We hired a new housekeeper and he comes for the first time on Thursday. I am looking forward to having clean bathrooms and dusted furniture! It is amazing how far behind I am! Husband spent the afternoon taking down the outside lights and packing up the remainder of the Christmas stuff. I can't believe that it is 2006 already!

My IVF consult is on Friday. I really don't think we will learn much that we don't already know, but we have to go through the motions. I hope to get started with my next cycle. Kind of hard to believe but I don't even know what cycle day I am on.

I know that there has been some really good news out there and I feel terribly bad for not posting more comments. I am following and reading! I hope to be able to post more frequently in the next few weeks and I promise to update frequently once our IVF cycle starts.

Happy New Year! May 2006 be the year that all of your wishes come true.