Is it sad that I get excited about taking Bravelle? Yay, injections!!! Hey, at least they are not painful. So IVF process is basically the same as IUI. Only difference is that the medication is doubled. The reason why they want me to take double is because they want to be able to retrieve as many eggs as possible, but they only need 3. If I have 14, that'll be awesome, which isn't a problem for me. I don't have a problem growing eggs, I have a problem releasing them for ovulation. Once I have enough eggs to retrieve, I'll trigger just like IUI. It'll take about 36 hours for Dr Griffith to be able to retrieve the eggs. The procedure takes about 10-15 minutes but I will be put under because it's a needle going through my hooha. Yeah, you would want to be asleep as well! Oh and during this entire process and my entire pregnancy, I will have to stay away from any stress. Basically I will need a bubble to keep away any stress in my life. No problem there!
|Aren't you jealous of my lavish life? Ha!|
|This happens every day, any where, at the same time. Fun stuff!|
So that's what's been happening these past few months. We've been so busy and I've been trying to focus on staying stress free, which is hard, trust me. I can't wait to keep you guys updated on this procedure. I've never done IVF and I know so many women that have done it, so if you have any tips, please feel free to comment or send me a message!
Oh! I almost forgot! I'm also writing a book. Yep, I know, crazy and scary, but I'm doing it. The title will be "What to expect when expecting to expect" It's basically going to be every single thing I've been dealing with infertility and how it's changed me as a person. Thanks to my bestest best friend, Ariella for the idea! She's going to be my manager ;-)
Also, if you want amazing recipes, one of my best friends started a food blog and I want to share her website Chocolate Chips and Bacon Strips How cute is that name? She's an amazing cook and makes delicious desserts. I wish I could be a great baker like her. I'll have to face my fears and give it a try. I might start with the Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls. YUM! Ok, well hope everyone has a fantastic rest of the weekend! Much love and God bless.