the ART work

That’s how Teresa referred to it. The work to get a baby that is science, art, and ART.

Well, I’ve kept quiet about this so far. I just wasn’t ready to share. And besides, the appointment got rescheduled twice.

We had a consult appointment with my RE today. He was suprisingly prompt and the appointment was pretty short. He remembered lots of little details that surprised me. You know, like my stint at Kinko’s.

Summarizing my 4 IUIs, lap, hysteroscopy, and 5 IVF transfers took 20 minutes. The remaining “details” were covered in a flash.

So I’m in the process of scheduling an HSG, I’ve got a sono and trial transfer on the books. Assuming (ha!) all goes well, we’ll do a single embryo FET in January. After BabyHope’s birthday.

It feels a bit odd. Normally, I would have walked in with a page of questions. I didn’t even have a pen. I’m glad the consult is over, I’m happy to be on our way.

Do I think it’s going to work? That’s a harder question. Frozen cycles are less successful than fresh, we’re going to transfer 1 embryo at a time, and I wonder if BabyHope is our lightning strike.

This time, I can hold my own hope. This time, IF can’t consume me. This time, I start having already won.

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~ by Larisa on December 9, 2008.

No Responses Yet to “the ART work”

  1. We are pursuing treatment for #2 also. It is a completely different feeling, isn’t it? So much less at stake.

  2. Good for you!! I wish you all the best!

  3. Wishing you the best. BabyHope would be a wonderful sister.

  4. Wow, trying for #2 already! Time really flies fast. This is quite exciting!

  5. Well said. 🙂 It just feels different this time around.

    But I can’t help but hope we both get pregnant in January… it would be fun to have two little ones who are so close in age and compare notes across the blogosphere.

    Fingers crossed!

  6. Wooooooo hoooooo I am here to cheer you on.

  7. I’m so excited for you! I think it will work. Wishing you the best!

  8. I too am just sending you good thoughts for a smooth and easy (is it ever with IF?) ride.

  9. I wish you all the best & cheering you on!

  10. What a beautiful post. BabyHope is so lucky to have you…

    Best wishes to next round! I will be following closely.

  11. I wish you great success. I’m still dealing with all the “should we try again” emotions. But it is so nice to hold my little hope in my arms while I work through all the “what ifs”.

  12. Wishing, hoping and praying for you.

  13. Hey it was so fun bumping into you and BabyHope today! And the weird thing is…my next stop was Kinkos 🙂
    I’m really excited for your FET. I’ll be crossing everything for you, and of course holding onto hope for you, since you’ve held it for me so many many times.

  14. Best of luck with your FET.

  15. Here from Roundup…
    “This time, I start having already won.”

    That is beautiful and a wonderful reminder for us all, no matter what we’re dealing with. It is so easy to just assume it’s not going to work, but really, how does that help? How does that keep us moving forward and growing?

    I’ve had a pretty up and down day today. Thank you for reminding me of what I already knew I had to do. Thank you for the reminder.

  16. That is a good way to look at it, and I have to remember that.

    We had our daughter using DE, and we started trying again in mid- 2007. We used up all the left over embryos, and we have had three tries so far with a new donor. No success. It’s been very frustrating; we only have two straws left of two and three.

    But — it is different. I have one miracle. And I do feel like a winner. Thank you for reminding me.

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