Sunday, March 21, 2010

ICLW welcome

It's that time again! Wow, time flies really.
So my story is all summarised on the left hand-side, I did this very recently and I think it's really handy to get to know people quickly and see if we have something in common.

Today it's also the first day of Spring, so happy Spring to all those in the Northern Hemisphere! I can't wait for the long bright evenings.

Where are we at...let's see, I got my period yesterday so I'm back on the pill whoohoo! I had called the clinic on Friday to schedule my FET (stay tune for the Viagra side effect!) and I'll be getting my dates probably tomorrow or tuesday, the plan is to go ahead with the transfer at the very beginning of May. After the hysteroscopy I have to have 6 weeks of recovery according to Dr. B, but it's actually 4 everywhere else in the Web-World so given that I don't have to stim I'll go with the 6 weeks max before the transfer. Given that we have only 1 blast (day6) frozen and that the chance of it not surviving the thaw are real, I kind of feel I want to move on quickly. We have also planned hour holidays and we are leaving on the 20th of May so I want to have the FET over by then!
For the new readers, we are also pursuing adoption and we are reaching 10 month in April since we sent all our documents and we have heard nothing. The problem with that is that we have been told we should hear shortly and at that point we'll be on a waiting list for a prep course (sometime between 12 and 18 month away). 6 months before the course starts we'll have to stop any IVF treatment. So, you see, if this FET fails, I want to make sure I have the time for another fresh cycle!

Finally, we brought Patches to the vet this morning for a check up after he finished the antibiotics, he got a final injection to cover for the next 2 weeks and the idea is to check for polyps in his throat when he'll get neutered in a few weeks time. It may still be the cause for the heavy breathing!

Happy ICLW everyone, looking forward to making new friends!


  1. good luck w/ everything.


  2. Oh, I'm so excited about you getting your dates for the FET! I have high hopes for your little penguin! Good for you for getting going so quickly on things.

    I am glad Patches is going to get checked out - I had no idea they could get polyps in their throat!

    Crossing my fingers that all goes well!


  3. Your FET will be here before you know it! Yay!!

  4. thanks for stopping by! :) Wishing you great luck for your FET & looking forward to reading your updates!

  5. Good luck with this cycle!! Glad to hear that patches is home and well..


  6. Happy Spring to you too! Hope the daffodils are out and you didn't get snow like we did! Yay for Patches!
    I hope that the vet can get to the root cause of his illness! Happy ICLW!

  7. PS and of course - sending happy happy sticky vibes for your FET!

  8. You are stealing my sun from me! :-) I'm in the southern hemisphere, so the nights are drawing in and the darkness is descending. I hope you can fit your FET in before your holiday - and that it's a BFP so you don't need the fresh cycle. this is my first ICLW; nice to meet you!

  9. Good luck with the FET and hope Patches get well soon! (he looks so much like Cat 1).

    Happy ICLW :)

  10. I hope everything goes well for your FET and I hope you hear soon about the progress of your adoption.

    Happy ICLW week!

    :) #110

  11. Good luck with this FET! It looks as though you've been through a LOT! I suffered chemical pregnancies and BFNs through IVF before becoming successful. My last FET gave my beautiful 6 month old twins! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy ICLW! (Stress Free Infertility)

  12. By the way, I just added your link and I'm now following! (Stress Free Infertility)

  13. Praying the FET goes well and is a total success!! Glad to hear Patches is doing well.

    Happy ICLW!

  14. Sounds like you've got a great plan. I'd take the 6 weeks recovery as well. Where are you going on vacation?

    I can't believe how slow the adoption process moves. It must be so frustrating!

  15. Things are really moving now! The beginning of May is right around the corner. And I'm so glad Patches is on the mend.

  16. Good Luck with the upcoming FET and the adoption process. Also I hope that Patches will be doing better now.

    ICLW #33

  17. I hope this will be a successful FET! You're in my thoughts!


  18. I tried unsucessfully twice last night to leave you a comment. So let's try this again!

    I am amazed by your strength and determination. You have been through sooo very much, and yet you keep picking yourself up and moving forward. You are an incredible woman. And it doesn't stop there. In the face of all of your trials, you have remained optimistica and haven't let the battle best you. There is only one word for you dear, and that is AMAZING.

    I am so glad our paths crossed, and I am afforded the pleasure of following your journey.

    I pray that the penguin makes it through the freeze and makes a much warmer home in your womb for 38 weeks.

    Always, loads of love!

  19. Happy spring! I'm so ready for it to be here now.

    I agree - I always read the profile summary and any info in the sidebar first when going to a brand new blog. Sometimes I read the first post too.

    So glad Patches is home. Hopefully all goes well when he gets neutered.

    Oh and I agree about the yoga DVD thing. I always feared they'd get very boring. After having done this yoga class, I've learned it's very repetitive stuff so I'm hoping I can find a DVD that just helps me through a routine until I can memorize it. I'll let you know what I find! :)


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