People say becoming pregnant is an emotional rollercoaster. I disagree. Rollercoasters are predictable. You see the path you will take before you even have to decide if you want to get on or not. You can count there will be 5 ups 5 downs and a loop before we all safely emerge at the other … Continue reading Hormones….
8 weeks have passed since my last post was written. I've taken some time to just focus on feeling better and coming to terms with the fact that I am growing a human. That's terrifying. There is a little person inside me right now. Wow. So run down of what's been going on.... Week 13 … Continue reading 20 week scan…
So. I thought the 2 week wait was torture. Nothing would ever be that bad. Wrong. Going from that blood test and positive result to waiting 3 weeks for a 'viability scan' was brutal! What if there wasn't a heart beat? I had to just try and not think about it. However it was all … Continue reading The Next 3 weeks and beyond …
Monday 3rd September. 9.30am. I'm on office days at work following my surgery. I get a phone call from EFREC. My embryo transfer is scheduled for 12.15 today. I asked how many of the 8 survived. She told me they don't discuss that over the phone. They will say once I get there. I was … Continue reading Embryo Transfer
5.30am up we get to head to the hospital. I've fasted from midnight and am allowed maximum 500ml water before 7am. My bags packed with pyjamas and slippers. I'm dressed in leggings and a baggy jumper (anything to try and keep my bloated belly comfy) We had to be at the hospital for 8am. We … Continue reading Egg Retrieval
Sunday 19th August 6am my alarm goes off. Up I get. Apprehensive. Ready to give my first injection. My plan meant giving myself bemfola 150iu each morning for the first 3 days. The injection has to be given at the same time each day. Since I was working it made sense to do it before … Continue reading The first injection (and 2nd 3rd 4th etc.)
Thursday 16th August. My cycle was due to start today if my calculations are correct. It didnt! I got worried and irritable. How could I start treatment if my bloody period didnt come on time! Friday 17th August. Crap morning at work. Very irritable me. Period a Day late. BFN on a pregnancy test. I … Continue reading And So It Begins
So as part of my IVF journey I have decided to try acupuncture. I've done a fair bit of research into it and also various clinics that offer it. I thought it was straight forward. Acupuncture is acupuncture regardless of your reasons for having it done. Wrong. People specialise in areas. Pain. Stress and anxiety. … Continue reading Acupuncture
We came home from the appointment with the nurse at EFREC. I had so much information buzzing around in my head. I was so overwhelmed. I turned to my other half and asked him (dead serious) do we even really want a baby?? He just looked at me....shocked. Then told me he wasn't going to … Continue reading The Journey Continues…
So...the main reason for my CWP journey was to get my BMI below 30 so I could start another journey for IVF. So when I was first referred to EFREC they first wanted to make sure nothing was biologically wrong. initial referral to EFREC First step - discussion with a consultant - all OK. Then … Continue reading A Different Kind Of Journey….