Thursday, July 29, 2010

All over the place...

That's where my emotions are right now.  So I'm asking your forgiveness up front for the topic-jumping that's about to happen....

I've been so busy this week.  Although school hasn't started back yet, I've been working this week to get things ready for when the students return.  It feels really good to focus my energy on something other than my trouble TTC.  I may be the only teacher out there that feels like this, but I'm glad summer is drawing to an end.

I think I've mentioned my two real-life friends that are going to the same RE as me.  One of them has struggled for longer than Mr. MBC and I and has had 2 miscarriages along the way.  The other has gotten married in the last year and recently decided to stop BCP.  She and her husbnad officially started "trying" back in April of this year.  Because of some issues she had in the past with super long cycles, her OB/GYN sent her straight to the RE.  She's completed ONE medicated cycle - Femara and timed intercourse - and she's knocked up!  Seriously????  I am happy for her but WTF?  Why can she catch a break, but I can't?  What about our friend that's had 2 miscarriages already????


Tonight is my last (scheduled) injection of Follistim.  The injections have been easy.  I can't feel the needle going in and the medicine burns only a little.  But OMG, my stomach looks like I'm a hard-care druggie with a huge issue.  Pair that with the bruises on my arms from having blood drawn.....quite the sight!

I have my first monitoring appointment in the morning.  I haven't really had any side effects from the injections.  I know this sounds crazy, but that worries me.  With Clomid, I was CRAZY emotional and my boobs wer super sore.  I've been a little emotional this week and I feel kind of bloated, but nothing major.  I guess I was just expecting more side effects from injectables than from the pills. 

I'm so nervous and excited to see what's going on in there.  Depending on what's cooking in there, we could be doing the IUI as early as Sunday or Monday.  EEK!


Lastly, I've been a bad blogger since this past weekend.  I haven't commented on other ICWL blogs, nor have I returned comments from those that have commented here. While I'm not making excuses, Mr. MBC came home Sunday night from his out of town buisness.  He's been down in Naples for the better part of 3 months.  I'm just enjoying having him home.  And if it makes you feel any better, I haven't been on Facebook or played Words with Friends on my iPhone. 

If you've left a comment, I promise to stop by your blog very soon.  Thanks to everyone that has stopped by this week.

ETA - For those of you about to start Follistim, I've learned that there are really 400 iu in the 300 iu cartridge.  I got 4 - 100 iu doses out of my 300 iu cartridge.  It was a nice surprise!


  1. Good luck with your appointment in the morning, hope you have some good follies growing in there!

  2. Yeah, it is hard not to be angry/jealous about your friend. You don't want her to suffer what you've done. But, at the same time COME ON!!!!

    Yay for the last follistim and almost IUI!

    And, I think if I hadn't been teaching this summer I'd have the same feeling about getting back to classes. Last summer I took off and spent the whole time wishing I was pregnant and thinking but TTC. It wasn't healthy...

  3. Glad to hear the side effects are less than Clomid. How exciting that your IUI is only a few days away! Enjoy time with your hubby!


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