Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ready, set...

Well, here we are at Day 1 of IVF cycle 1.1. I've got the box o' meds, I've been to the RE's for initial blood work and what my husband refers to as the vagi-cam. All systems are go.

I have a ridiculous amount of hope riding on this cycle. All of my numbers seem good, my thyroid is under control, the IVF/ ICSI can manage the mediocre SA, and all of the REs that I have spoken to (4 -- I did some shopping around for clinics/ REs) are optimistic that this should work for us. My husband keeps reminding me that even under perfect circumstances, even if I wasn't careening into 40, someone has to be on the wrong side of the statistics. And so while intellectually I know this (for chrissakes, I'm a trained economist -- I understand statistics), I can't get past thinking this will work. This has to work.

Famous last words. Don't remind me of these in December.


  1. Yay for day 1! I think you have every reason to be super optimistic about this cycle, and we'll be cheering you on all the way :).

  2. Congratulations on the first I keep saying, so many of us in IF Blogland DO get pregnant, so why not YOU and why NOT this cycle? You feel good, you feel healthy, and you feel ready. Go with it! We're right behind you!
    P.S. Thanks so much for all your support this week - you're an awesome friend!!!

  3. Go! Good luck! I'll be staying tuned on your cycle.

  4. Hope is a good thing - the mind and the body are so closely connected, it can only help. Good luck.

  5. Good luck with your IVF cycle.

    Happy ICLW x