Archives for posts with tag: Pregnancy test

2013-07-25

Don’t dream it, be it (Don’t dream it be it, The Rocky Horror Show)

Counselling today. I didn’t feel I ‘needed’ it, I’m coping fine with the negative pregnancy test result, but I suspect that some of the reason that I am coping is down to having had this appointment in place.

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2013-07-23

There is no future
There is no past
Thank God this moment’s not the last
There’s only us
There’s only this
Forget regret or life is yours to miss  (Finale B, Rent)

We had a power cut yesterday and I had to reset my alarm clock.  I suddenly had an ‘eek’ moment at 2am when I realised my clock was on pm which would have meant that my alarm would not have gone off.  Crisis averted and I was at the IVF clinic before 9am.

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2013-07-22

So the home pregnancy test was negative, but we’re not quite done with this IVF cycle yet.

Avert your eyes squeamish people, I’m going to explain a bit more about pregnancy tests during IVF.  And this involves talking about periods.

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2013-07-21

I’d like to choose how I hear the news.
Take me to a park that’s covered with trees.
Tell me on a Sunday please. (Tell me on a Sunday, Tell me on a Sunday)

So there you have it, not pregnant.

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2013-07-20

Tomorrow is the judgement day
Tomorrow we’ll discover what our God in Heaven has in store
One more dawn
One more day
One day more! (One day more, Les Miserables)

If it wasn’t a Saturday, today would be pregnancy testing day. My test is on Tuesday.

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2013-07-18

A few of my friends got a hole in one with their babies – they conceived first go, or within a small handful of months.

It’s a weird thought, in terms of elapsed time the changes that have happened in their lives compared to ours.

For us, after nearly four years we’re still waiting.

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2013-07-16

Only for a time,
I must not learn
To call you mine.
You never, ever learn
That nothing’s yours
On easy terms. (Easy terms, Blood Brothers)

So this is the dreaded two week wait. That’s the final two weeks of IVF between fertilisation and pregnancy test. Notorious for being the hardest bit of IVF. For most people. Not me.

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2013-07-12

You may recall that last time I had IVF I had (through experience) expected to be able to get a counselling appointment soon after the negative result, but I wasn’t able to get one for two weeks. And for me, having the counselling sessions with an infertility expert was a big coping mechanism and not being able to have this safety net at the most difficult time was tough for me and made me feel anxious.

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2013-07-11

Maybe this time, I’ll be lucky
Maybe this time, he’ll stay
Maybe this time
For the first time
Love won’t hurry away

All the odds are in my favour
Something’s bound to begin
It’s got to happen, happen sometime
Maybe this time I’ll win… (Maybe this time, Cabaret)

Today was the day of the frozen embryo transfer, and I can happily report that Puffling is safely within me now. All went well. It was quick – I was about 45 minutes from arriving to leaving.

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2013-07-03

Here’s all the IVF drugs I’m taking each day at the moment: Buserlin (injection, day 27), folic acid (beige pill) and HRT (blue pills, day 13). I take them all in one go, in the morning.

I should be in my infertility counselling session now, the one I booked 29 days ago. The one I booked for this point because I expected the long spell on the drugs to be getting to me. But I’m not at that session, as it was cancelled yesterday. The counsellor has a medical appointment.

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