First, let me just say welcome to anyone visiting for ICLW. This is my favorite blogging week of the month when I get to meet new friends and find new blogs to follow.
Here's the update of my fertility world:
We have one more shot at having a baby. We started with an IUI, which we suspected wouldn't work and it didn't. We've done one IVF which resulted in a chemical pregnancy. We then had a cancelled IVF due to only one follicle, so it was turned into an IUI, which failed. We then moved on to IVF using my sister as an egg donor. This resulted in our first real pregnancy, which lasted 9 weeks, 5 days. Our miscarriage was due to a chromosomal issue. Our baby had Trisomy 18. We had two extra embryos to freeze from that donor egg cycle. We are now at the beginning stages of our final cycle. This FET cycle will be our last shot at having children.
I have been on bcp's for a little over 3 weeks now, and have done 4 nights of Lupron injections so far. To put it bluntly, the injections suck. I thought I remembered the Lupron injections not being too bad. I was wrong. Grrr. The first night actually wasn't too bad. But then the next night I went to the left side of my belly. For some bizarre reason, whenever I do an injection on the left side, I always get a few hives and an itchy rash. That is not new to this cycle. I just forgot about it. Then on the 3rd night, I hit a vein. Yeah, that hurt. And it bled. The joys of giving yourself shots.
The only side effect I really remember from the Lupron last time was that I could NOT stay awake! I pretty much had to take a nap every single day. It was impossible for me not to. Oh yeah, and the fact that I suffered temporary short term memory loss last time too. The doctor said that was normal because my body was basically in a state of menopause. At least I know what it will be like in down the road. haha!
So far I have not really felt the same fatigue I did last time. I hope that continues because I have way too much going on in my daily life right now to have a chance to nap. I will be sleeping on the softball field if I can't keep my eyes open.
Speaking of softball, the Prom Talk went very well. The girls listened, were teary eyed in parts, and I think took home the intended message. I will write more about this later as I think it's probably deserving of its own post. However, I do not have anymore time right now. We have a game this afternoon and I have to go prep the field and write our line up.
It is a beautiful day outside for a game! It's supposed to be nice all week! It is forecasted to be 76* on Wednesday. I'm sure the girls will be complaining about how hot it is. It's funny how 76* is hot right now, but during the summer we will be freezing at that same temperature. Anyway, off to enjoy the blue sky and a little softball.