John & I went in for some blood work today, and we signed our consent forms. We both had the infectious disease panel, he had genetic screening, and I had the insulin resistance and celiac panel.
Don't ask me why it came as such a shock to me when I noticed a message from my nurse after rehearsal this afternoon. She left me a detailed message with my schedule. Drumroll, please! ::buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz::
- January 16 - start BCPs
- January 31 - start Lupron 10iu (continue BCPs)
- February 5 - last BCP (continue Lupron)
- February 12 - baseline monitoring (b/w and u/s). Start stims!!!!
- February 23-26 - tentative ER date
Cue the giddy outbursts of joyful song and happy dancing! LOL
Clearly, I am excited to get this thing started. After spending the past month in the abyss, feeling hopeless and clumsily wandering in the foggy land of IUI #4.1 (which I knew was doomed from the start)... we have a plan! We have a plan that might actually result in a baby.
I understand the reality of our situation. There's as much a chance that this doesn't work... but that is ok. At least we're getting somewhere. This cycle is pivotal... regardless of how it turns out... we will know. And we will be able to move on with our lives. I hope it is with a baby bump, and plans for the nursery and my comeback race (NYC Marathon, I'm looking at YOU!). But even if it is without the baby bump... at least we will be able to move onto whatever comes next. Hooray for moving forward!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!