PG - DH and I went sale shopping today and I only looked at clothes that I could get fat in... I also said that it was ashame that we couldnt shop now for a little one and he said that we should got to mothercare and get some bits in the sale.... but that was a step too far. Its nice he believes we'll do it but it was too much. We havent told anyone about our IVF simply because I dont know how I;d face telling them if we fail.... however on the flip side... youre going to have the support there or iygwim.
Hope you manage cheer up xxxx
AFM.... Ive been EVERYTHING I cant go whilst duffers... Brie, camenbert, Goats cheese and Im trying to enjoy myself to help the days go by and hopefully having sometime that is just DH and I without children that we will not be able to have come this time next year.
It's always a difficult decision, whether to tell people or not about the ivf. We told my parents, as they were looking after our dogs when we had appointments. As some were only, and we were leaving at 6am, they'd have them overnight so we were honest about where we were going and why. Didn't tell anyone else though, apart from my best friend and here of course.
well, slept on it now and am glad it's out in the open. Good to know people are rooting for us. We're much more likely to get the space we need this way too. Tbh with my history it's not exactly a surprise for anyone and now we don't need to pretend all is fine when it's not. We're crap liers anyway. Thanks for listening!
Sambatiki glad you enjoyed indulging this Xmas, have to admit to a couple of sherbets myself, I'll miss those cocktails in the NY - bring it on!!
Hey all, hope everyone is well and had a good xmas!
It is difficult to know what to do about telling people- in the end we told quite a few. My immediate family (mum, dad, sister and their OH's) all know, plus a couple of close friends and some key people at work. The way we decided who to tell was that if we would have told them about an early days pregnancy then we were probably comfortable with them knowing about the IVF. The majority of those who know will be supportive, whatever the outcome. Hubby's family don't know though, which is a bit weird - but that was his decision (more to do with his relationship with them than not wanting to tell people I think). It felt right for me to tell the people I did - I think as long as you feel happy with the decision then it's the right one. The weight of expectation is hard though, I must admit - although I'm really only getting that from my dad, which is more about his terminal illness than anything else I think.
Anyway, how's it all going? Good to hear people enjoyed themselves over the festive period. It's hubby's birthday today and it felt quite sad just having a water in the restaurant, but all for a good cause. I did discover that I was also supposed to have stopped running whilst stimming (oops) but only managed to get out for a run a couple of times since I started and reckon I found out early enough to have not caused any damage.
So other than all that, the stimming seems to be going well. Have done 5 days now and so far so good I think - no probs as far as I can tell anyway. Looking forward to the scan next week - feeling twinges, so hopefully it is doing what it's supposed to... I've got a slightly raised FSH level (10.1) so I'm on a high dose of the stimms (300iu) and there's a chance I won't respond, but as I say I'm feeling twinges so I reckon something's going on!
Hello ladies, good to see that things seem to be on track for everyone. Sophie it all sounds positive, hope you're sitting on lots of eggies. Sambatiki and Traskey, funny to be wanting the old bat to turn up - hope she comes soon so you can start part two. Hippie, not long now! Wallie, I hope you're ok?
I've just got a UTI, a bit annoying but the nurse at the unit didn't bat an eyelid. Been given antibiotics which can't hurt seeing as they're going to give them to me before collection anyway. Nothing's ever simple with me! Well that's sealed the deal for a booze-free Hogmanay. Seeing as my hangovers last for days and I start injections on 2nd it's just as well!
Going to plagiarise from Sambatiki - hope you all have a fantastic Hogmanay, the last child-free one for a long time. This is going to be our year! Hope next year brings you all peace and happiness (but not too much of the peace bit, babies can't half make a racket!).
Just popping on to wish PGLady a massive GOOD LUCK with starting DR tomorrow and Hippie a massive GOOD LUCK with starting DR on Tuesday!
Hope it goes well for you both - have you decided on when you'll do your injections?
Samba - any sign of the old bag yet? How is the whole DR process going for you - the hot flushes are weird aren't they?
Traskey & Wallie - hope you are both doing OK too...
I've got my stim scan tomorrow, so quite excited about that. Really hoping that my ovaries are nice and ready - it certainly feels like things are happening. Will let you know what the news is tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed - this time next week I could be in the 2ww!
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