Saturday, September 22, 2007

Day 1 - First jab - I did it!

We are on our way! I started to write - I am on my way - and then thought - hang on - having a go at having a baby takes two people!!! It is just that the IVF way - feels like it is ONE person and lots of very rich doctors making whoopy.

Just got home from work - and my husband is out - so I thought - what the heck - I am not going to wait until he comes homes - and gave my self my first injection of Burselin - all on my own. I feel rather proud of myself! It didn't hurt (tiny needles) but is itching a bit now.

So this is day 18 of my normal cycle (I have a short natural cycle 25 days which is why I sarted today rather than day 21)- and the start of 16 days of down regs. I was somewhat surprised the down regs took sooooo long - especially with someone soooo 'old' and with high fsh - but after hunting around on the net - it seems this is normal if you haven't taken birth control pills in the run up.

With tongue firmly in cheek - I asked the doctor yesterday - who was going through my protocol with me - what happens if I am pregnant at the moment (yeah - right - and they also want me as the new presenter of the TEN O'clock NEWS too!) - and she said with all seriousness 'we often find when people come back for their scan at the end of the down regs that they are pregnant'. Where do I sign to become one of THOSE people.

Let the games begin!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Never thought the day would come

Hold on to your cotton socks - we are poised to do IVF. I am sitting at home waiting for my drugs to be delivered - the best they could tell me 'ooo sorry love - it will be some time between 8 and 4'. Fantastic - my day off stuck inside - but to be honest - I am happy to be waiting - cause it means we are taking action - cause it means we might end up with a baby. I have spent 18 months reading blogs - and I know it hardly ever ever ever happens on the first go. Not when your are 40 with high FSH anyway. But I can't help but be hopeful.

I start sniffing on Saturday! I am expecting to turn into a dragon woman - but maybe I might be plesantly surprised there as well. At the moment - I feel like the luckiest woman alive!