It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. DW and I have been navigating through our own emotions, as well as the stress from our jobs.
In the past week, we’ve managed to organize and run a student conference on equity and inclusivity, book a very luxurious trip to a sun destination for March Break, and for a few days now, forget about our baby-making endeavours.
DW is projected to bleed sometime during our vacation (fingers and toes crossed that it doesn’t happen until we’re back), which makes it impossible for us to follow the clinics monitoring protocol before a FET:
Day 3: bloodwork and ultrasound, start estrace 3x a day
Day 12 (and every other day until egg retrieval): bloodwork and ultrasound
Day equivalent to egg retrieval: start progesterone 3 pills at bedtime, estrace reduced to 2x per day, endometrin vaginally 3x per day
(Night before FET: no vaginal suppositories)
Five days after egg retrieval: FET!
I guess we’re starting to think about baby-making again, as the next cycle is approaching. It’s been nice having the cycle off- both physically and emotionally. For the first time in a year, we kind of just lived our lives. We went skating, have had lots of casual alcoholic drinks, enjoyed some caffeine without guilt, and splurged on an awesome vacation despite our usual frugal-because-of-baby-making-costs ways.
It’s been a year since we started this process, and it’s been a year of excitement, pain, grieving, body-blame, weight-gain (lol), reflection, and happily some hope still remains.
Happy birthday to us!