Beginning the Process

My IVF cycle officially started today! I am super excited. I go in for a progesterone test on Feb. 16 and, if I’ve already ovulated, they’ll tell me when to start Lupron. That’s when all the fun starts. If I haven’t ovulated, they’ll give me something to force ovulation and then start me on Lupron. I’m not excited about being a living pincushion, but everything about to do will be worth it when I see that bfp!

My IVF coordinator told me today that they treat us as if we’re already pregnant, so she wants me to come off as many of my arthritis meds as possible. I’m hoping to hear back from my rheumatologist today so we can figure out what our game plan will be. I’m going to need *something* to get me through the next month.

I’ve had an overwhelming sense of peace come over me in the last 24 hours. I’m still anxious, but no where near as much as I was before. I like to attribute my talk with a friend who’s gone through this and all the prayers being lifted up for us. Prayer is a powerful thing. And, if I have a few good Grade A embryos, I’m pretty certain they’ll implant.

But, please still keep us in your thoughts and prayers. It’s going to be a crazy ride.

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Hi! Iā€™m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. Iā€™m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Heather says:

    Wishing you luck!

  2. I am defnitely keeping you in my thougths – I have been on Lupron and understnad the roller coaster of emotions…hang in there – I am glad you feel peaceful…

  3. connie says:

    Sending luck & prayers your way~glad you’re feeling our prayers šŸ™‚ Keep us updated šŸ™‚

  4. Laura says:

    Prayers! It’ll be a journey for sure. šŸ™‚

  5. Shannon says:

    I am so excited for ya… and I will keep ya in my prayers…

  6. Lisanne says:

    I REALLY hope that you’ll have good luck! Congrats on your first day beginning! Just added you to my crafting list.

  7. cady says:

    heather – thanks! we sure will need it. šŸ™‚

  8. cady says:

    princess extraordinaire – thanks. i think being at peace with it is a big part of getting through the process successfully.

  9. cady says:

    laura – thanks. it sure will be!

  10. cady says:

    shannon – thanks. as nervous as i am, i’m also super excited!

  11. cady says:

    lisanne – thanks. i do too. i just feel like this is “it” for us.

  12. cady says:

    connie – thanks. i sure am feeling them!

  13. oooh k! I am really rooting for you here! I am living proof that this treatment works!! Every click on your blog I hopefully wait for good news. Stay positive. I feel that is half the battle and is what really helped my treatment work.

    lots of baby dust to you!

  14. Bhing says:

    I wish you luck.. šŸ™‚ You will be in my prayers..

    Keep us updated…

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