Friday, March 23, 2007

Return from Slackerville

Yes, I have been MIA for a few weeks. A lot of you can probably relate to the need for a mental break from all things IF. Our last cycle was pretty rough so it was kind of nice to just take a couple of steps back and really look at our plan.

Since I last wrote we have been to a couple of adoption seminars. The first one was at an agency that specializes in open domestic adoptions. We learned a lot, but I am just not sure how much "openness" I am comfortable with. The second was an adoption fair that was sponsored by a local church. They had different break out sessions so we went to the domestic and the financial sessions. The domestic session was run by an agency that won't work with a couple if both work outside the home. WTF? As if we could afford any of this if both of us didn't work!! The financial session was great. Who knew there was so much free money out there? All that said, the adoption process just seems so long and daunting at the moment. Of course if it leads us to the child we are meant to have then by all means it is all worth it.

Outside of IF things have been really good. We have definitely been keeping busy with work, traveling, etc. It is kind of nice to have some down time and not be confined by doctor appointments, shots, etc.

Our 3rd and final(?) IVF is quickly approaching, or at least we think it is. Of course AF is not cooperating so we may get pushed back a couple of weeks. Why is it when we don't want her to come she shows up in full force and when we actually want her to make an appearance she is no where to be found?? I talked to the doctor this morning and he mentioned putting me on progesterone and estrogen until April 2 and that may allow me to stay on schedule to start stims on April 6. Never heard of that protocol before, but hey it may be worth a try. I am all up for skipping those evil BCPs if at all possible!!

Congratulations to several of my previous cycle buddies on their sweet little bun or buns in the oven! Hopeful Mother, Faith, and Carol all have been blessed with twins and Susan has one sweet little bun in the oven.

Hopefully several more of us will join the happily knocked up ranks soon!


Emily said...

Adoption certainly is daunting but I would wager that so was IVF before we started the process. I hold so much hope that this final IVF will be successful for you. I know that you will find your way to parenthood. I just hope it's soon.

Hopeful Mother said...

I can understand why you have been laying low for a while. I hope it has been helpful.

I think it's great that you have gone to some adoption seminars. We went to some between our #2 and #3 cycles and found them very enlightening. I agree about the $$$ - crazy!

Thanks for the congrats - I can only wish and hope that everyone else who is still waiting for their children can be as fortunate as we have been. I wish you all the luck in the world for your next cycle.

aah0424 said...

I'm glad to see you blogging! I was beginning to get worried about you. I totally understand your need for a break though. I'm hoping that the old addage is true-Third Times A Charm!

Carol said...

Glad to see your back, and to hear that you're making plans for moving on. I have had provera and estrogen to regulate the cycle before - it's pretty common, so don't worry if that's what they recommend.

and thanks for the congrats. I have been checking regularly to see how you're doing.