It's go time! Today is cycle day 2. Never been so excited for 'that time of the month'. Ok, that's probably too much too soon. Wish I could say IVF comes with an exciting or remotely glamorous start to the process. It's simply timed by mother nature. There are dozens of blood draws, a zillion injections & a few not so fun procedures. But, man it is ALL worth it for a shot at adding another little munchkin to our family.
Right now, we're in the easy part of the cycle -- oral medications. I started a 5 day course of doxycycline 2x day. This med is just an antibiotic to prevent bacterial infections. I will start birth control pills tomorrow (CD3). These pills will prevent me from ovulating during the cycle, which would throw of the timing of uterine receptivity. Injections will begin on CD17. I'll update more about those as it gets closer. This should put us with an early July embryo transfer.
I'm still pinching myself that we were able to 100% fund this cycle through the sale of my handmade wire wrapped necklaces. I think it would be really special to have a few collage pages in our scrapbook with photos of folks wearing their necklaces. If you have one you'd like to share, please feel free to post it to my FB page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This weekend has been the perfect way to kick things off. We've enjoyed long naps, yummy food & lots of quality time. God has been so good to us.