It's unusual…

..what started out as an IVF journey and ended up being about life

It’s Official… October 18, 2008

Filed under: IVF — gertyrae @ 2:31 am
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I have started stims…2 75iu of Gonal F in the a.m. and p.m. – started tonight.

I am so nervous about this…I wish there was a way to know in advance what the outcome is going to be. And I don’t even mean about getting PG. I just wish there was a way to know if I was going to produce enough eggs to get a good one without hyperstimming.

But, it’s a leap of faith, right? and I’m ataking it.

So – I took a deep breath – especially after going to watch my friends daughter cheer at her first Friday Night High School Football Game and after hanging out with my friend, her 14 year old daughter, my 9 year old Godson and her 16 month old son…I realized that I do have to take this leap. If it works, I will be at a game sometime in the future with my own child. And it will all be worth it for that – and I came home and gave myself that injection.

So we are officially off and running.

I will be doing the 150iu of Gonal F morning and night until Tuesday, when I go in for blood and sono and we see where we are at.


Well, it’s been so long…. October 15, 2008

Filed under: Life — gertyrae @ 12:14 am
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…but I’m not putting out a fire with gasoline!!1


Actually, it’s been a good weekend! There’s something to be said for not being obsessed with IVF treatment – which start up again on Friday…:*

Friday night, I carved pumpkins until 2 a.m. and then cleaned the pumpkin seeds so I could roast them.

Saturday, we took the jams, sauces and carved pumpkins out to Riverhead to put them into the competitions. Then we went to a house party Saturday night and had a great time….nothing beats hearing stories of other people’s grossness to perpetuate some fun!

Sunday, we went to the Riverhead Fair to see how my entries fared and to shop around. And guess what?…yes I know the suspense is deadly!!:)

I won First Place in the Pumpkin Carving Competition and Second Place in the Applesauce………..Awesome Applesauce Indeed!!!!!!!!

I was sooooooooo proud of the Applesauce!!!

And that’s pretty much it – The Packers won!! Yayyyyyyyyy!!! The Giants lost – Oh Well!! and I start my injections on Friday – BOOOOOOOOOOOOO HIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

So, I’ll be back on Friday to update…


OH and some pics of the award winning pumpkin!!