Thursday, April 15, 2010

Big Girl Meds (Take 2)

Kinda like Groundhog day-I received my meds yesterday.  And like any dope fiend, I was practically frothing at the mouth to unpack them and organize them in anticipation of our next cycle.  All I can say is that we have around $2800.00 of follistim (liquid gold)  in our refrigerator crisper drawer...I don't want to brag but we've got one fertile fridge...or so we hope.  Speaking of hoping, I picked the meds up from J at work yesterday and when he brought the box to my car I said "are you delivering our baby?"  he said "I hope."  Me too.

So anyway just like last cycle I like to document the milestones in my journey.  Each milestone is so meaningful in IVF.  Getting a calendar is huge, receiving the box of meds is huge, starting lupron on Saturday will be huge...starting stims the 30th is even bigger.  I'm still not in the same mood this cycle as I was last cycle.  I'm not as naive and gushy.  I don't automatically assume there's a baby at the end of this cycle and then think "well, gee what if?"  This cycle I think "What if?" and then hope there is a baby at the end of this cycle.  It's different.  I talked to J about this a few weeks ago and I was saying how strange it is that I'm not as excited this go around and he said "It's because we know first hand that things can go wrong."  So true. 

The excitement and anticipation are building though.  With every milestone comes more excitement.  So anyway, without further ado...here are the obligatory photos. 

10 comments:

Aly said...

Ahhh, those pictures bring back so many memories of my IVF cycle. I will keep my fingers crossed that all of those medications ARE followed by a baby. Good Luck!

Rachel said...

I can't wait to read your updates!

Alex said...

I'm excited for you! Very cool to start getting this show on the road.

jenicini said...

Love the scrafts box. :) fertile fridge....haha! May this be much luckier than the last! :) {hugs}

Priscilla said...

Looks just like my photo from last fall!!! Follistim is the best!!

Thanks for the waxing advice!! Now I just have to be brave enough to just go do it!!! :)

Vanilla Bean said...

I hope this one is it for you guys!

Adriane said...

I pray that this will work for you!!

The Wolf's said...

Amber, Thanks for your kind words on my blog! Looks like we've travelled a similar path, at least similar doctors :)

I'm currently working with Dr. Odem and I love him too. I finally feel like I'm with a competent doctor, who takes the time needed to explain all this craziness, and makes it all really personal. I was with George Ahlering, if you were planning IVF, you may have been with his brother Peter. I ditto your comment, I felt like I was in a factory.

We're currently out in Wentzville and about a month or two behind you. Trial embryo transfer is next month!

Baby On Mind said...

These all look very familiar! I hope this is the last box of stims you will be needing!!

Blondie said...

Look at all of that! Wow, your attitude is really admirable. I wish you the BEST of luck with your IVF! I'm in the middle of my 5th Follistim cycle and am really crossing my fingers -- if it doesn't work, I'll be joining you soon in IVF-Land. Keep up the positive thinking! :)