Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Let the Process Begin!

Well . . . . after MONTHS of tests and waiting and more tests and more waiting, we are finally starting the IVF process (eek!).  I began my birth control pills on Sunday, and sometime today or tomorrow I should receive a call with the dates for the ultrasound test/mock embryo transfer, injections training, start date for injections, and egg retrieval date! Talk about crazy!!

I have had my fears as we started everything. I feel like I didn't have to be worried when there wasn't a chance of anything happening naturally, but now there's a chance so the fear has set in. Here's a few of the things that have been on my mind

* Can we handle a child? Really? Can we?
* Will I maintain my health during pregnancy and after?
* Will we be ok with just one baby? What happens when we want a second one?
* What if I can't control my sugars in early pregnancy?
* Do I really have to go through the injections and egg retrieval? These two things seem quite scary to me.
* What if IVF doesn't work?

I think these fears will change throughout the process, but many will remain. Hopefully I will find that injections and retrieval aren't nearly as bad as I'm imagining them to be!

I'll keep you all updated, but nervousness and excitement has definitely taken over for me! :)

5 comments:

  1. Good luck! You are in my prayers!

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  2. What an exciting(and scary)time in your life! I think all of your questions and concerns are very reasonable and are probably common among all cysters and people going through IVF. As you go through the process some of your fears will dissipate and new ones will arise and that is completely normal. I think the one fear you have that you should let go is

    Can we handle a child? Really? Can we?

    Cause I am confident you can!! You are healthy and strong and have a good head on your shoulders. You will make an awesome mom and I am confident you will be able to handle a baby. So excited for you to start your journey and grateful that you are allowing us to be part of it through your blog!

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  3. Good luck! Can't wait to hear more updates!

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  4. Cindy and Kristin, thank you so much for your good luck wishes! I appreciate it so much!

    Inhaling Hope, you are so sweet!! Your comment made my entire day!!

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  5. I am so excited to read all about your journey!!! I'll be thinking of you the whole time and sending you positive thoughts!! Thanks so much for sharing all of this personal information with us. :-)

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