If this IVF cycle fails, I already have my next tattoo picked out. Just need to decide on the spot it will go.
I would really like to have a cute, normal pregnancy annoucement one day. I feel like infertility and pregnancy loss have robbed me of this.
We have decided to transfer 2 embryos again this time (Ill save the logistics of why for a later post). Thats right, we could be twinning soon! We currently have 3 embryos left in all, so after this cycle just 1. The amount of embryos we have transferred each cycle so far has followed the pattern of 1-2-2-
The pattern will continue at 1-2-2-2-
It will eventually end at 1-2-2-2-1.
I prefer the intramuscular injections this cycle over the vaginal inserts (never again) in all of our prior cycles, which I never thought Id say. Dont miss the mess at all. I can deal with a few moments of pain everyday.
I am struggling to get off the coffee. Not even going to lie.
I have no clue how I will give up my steaming hot baths that I love in less than a week. I cant bath without it super hot, so that isnt an option. I think I will miss it more than anything else.
I am already planning out our gender reveal party and baby shower. I know, crazy to some. But I have found having hopes and dreams are much better than not. Our gender reveal will include just close friends and family, and we will most likely have more than 1 shower. If this cycle works out, we want our reveal to be in July & our showers in October/November.
I know there will always be another milestone to reach from transfer day on out . Here they are as they come to mind-
- A positive pregnancy test
- Rising betas (3 blood draws over 3 days during wks 4/5)
- Viability ultrasound at 7 wks
- Passing 10 wks (the furthest along we have ever been)
- First trimester ending at 13 wks
- Cervix not shortening
- Anatomy scan at 20 wks
- Viability at 24 wks
- I cant think any further than this!
Thanks for listening to all my rambling!