Annie - Yay for basketball bump! I have always looked at the girls that have a basketball bump and that is the kind I want! I didn't know that means boy! how interesting! (I hope for a girl first but of course will be happy either way!). I think that's smart to ease into the yoga! Good job on the first half
And I do look forward to a nice glass of this new reisling that I got! I do love my wine so at least that is one positive to when I see a negative I get to enjoy another glass...
Riesling - aww.. got to be some of my favorite That or a good ice wine.. yes I like it sweet.
So I got this super cute email from my sister in Law:
(things to know - Calvin is 6 months (my nephew) and Kate is 3.5 (my niece)
I am "Auntie" to them because Aunt Annie is ********
"This morning, Kate was hanging out with Calvin and me in Calvin's room, and the bouncy chair was in there. I forget why, but the topic of the bouncy chair came up. Kate wanted to sit in it, but I said no that it's only for babies. Calvin uses it now, but soon we will give it to Auntie for her baby. She said, "We are going to share it with Snow White?" I said, "Do you mean Auntie's baby?" She said, "Yes." "
Annie that is priceless!!!! Glad the yoga is working for you
How are you holding up Karissa????
I too love my vino!!! one thing I'm NOT looking forward to giving up but it is soooo worth it!
Ok, last night Rock said that he wants to do the IVF in July. He just doesn't understand! I told him that we only have a 30% chance of success but I think he is having trouble with the fact that just because we put a fertilized embryo in my uterus doesn't necessarily mean it will "stick". I am so annoyed right now. I am happy that he is totally on board, but I don't want to wait! I want to start ASAP.
So of course now I'm being all angry towards him and that doesn't help anything but I just can't help myself
Stephanie - I am so sorry!! I would hate to wait as well! That is so frustrating and hard not to take it out on him. Do you think he will change his mind? Has he done the SA or talked about going and doing SA soon at least?
My temp plummeted today to 97.09 so pretty sure I would have AF is I wasn't on Prometrium right now. I know I will not truly be out until I take that test tomorrow but I have very little hope that I will see that positive. So today I am trying to think of all the positives for this. Drink wine with BFF this weekend, I didn't want a Christmas baby anyways. That's about all I got so far but working on it. What makes me really sad is that this was the last chance for a 2012 baby. I don't know why but I always wanted a 2012 baby. but trying not to dwell! Now we have to decided if we do one more IUI with injectable or move to IVF. Doctor said we would need to discuss that if this one did not work so trying to discuss now so we are ready for conversation. But hard to discuss because we still are not sure how much the IVF would cost. We have to pay all out of pocket and think it will be somewhere between 10,000-12,000. So we would have to take a break to save for that if that really is how much it would cost. Stephanie - do you know how much yours will be?
Rock and I talked a lot last night... Basically since he thinks the IVF is a done deal, he wants me to just enjoy the next few months as much as possible...I really think that he is petrified that everything is going to change IMMEDIATELY once I'm pregnant... Don't forget, he has NO experience with this
So we kind of compromised... We are going to "plan" on doing the actual IVF stuff IN July... So not sure how long everything takes to "get ready" but I assume I'll start preparing with meds, etc. in June. So that is only a month and a half. I'm still not thrilled about MORE waiting, but he has to be on board in order for this to work and I don't want to pressure him into doing it earlier because our marriage doesn't need that kind of strain. I'm sure the time will fly by.
We are going to try to do the next SA in a few weeks, and I have to have MORE blood drawn for the thyroid thing next week.
AND AF finally showed!!! And holy smokes, the cramps!!!!!!!! but at least my body is working
That stinks, I am so sorry it didn't work this month.. Why why why is this so hard???? and yet there are people who should NOT be having babies that are having them all the time.
Ok, so you asked about IVF.. There are two different options I guess... The more affordable option is to take Clomid and therefore you may get anywhere from two to maybe four eggs... Obviously they may not all be of the best quality... The more expensive option is to take more intense drugs that hyper-stimulate your ovaries into a lot more possible eggs... Up to 20 or something like that.. Then hopefully you have a much better chance at having multiple quality eggs. Also, if multiple are fertilized, and they only transfer say 2 or 3, then you have the option of freezing the extras in case a) it doesn't work the first time and/or b) you want more babies in the future (all the work is already done).
So I'm no doctor and I'm sure my terms and stuff aren't exact but you get the point... We were told the more affordable option is around $6,000. The more expensive one can be up to $13,000..maybe even more.
My friend said that the BIG cost is the drugs.. They are super expensive. I think she said one of her prescriptions was over $2,000!!!
So, there you have it in a nutshell... I'm pretty sure the costs are pretty standard..
So, what to do, right??? I'll be completely honest with you.. I'm 37, Rock is 54.. We don't have a lot of time to mess around with this. I want my baby. We are fortunate enough that we can afford the more expensive option, so that's what our plan is. Now does that guarantee a pregnancy?? Not at all, but I am more comfortable knowing that I'll have hopefully a lot more chances this way AND if we can freeze some, that is an added bonus...
A lot to think about and everyone is different.... I bought what to expect BEFORE you're expecting and some other book and they have A LOT of info about assisted conception....
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