Pamelacakes - It’s a wonderful thing you are doing. Do you have a personal connection to the couple, or did they select you from an agency? I hope your couple gets their baby – hopefully the change to a new clinic helps. You’re a week ahead of me, schedule-wise. Good luck to you!
JazzCat - Have you done acupuncture before? I’m trying it for the first time with this cycle. I’ve had about three sessions now. Fingers-crossed, it makes a difference. I’ve had two ectopics also – they are horrible. I’ve also had two miscarriages, but the ectopics were much harder emotionally. I hope this cycle is successful for you. If your full fertility history doesn’t fit in the signature field, you know you’re REALLY due for a success.
Mecila00 - Welcome! I’ve had my tubes removed, also. You, JazzCat and I have the shared ectopic history. Glad to see you’ve been successful with IVF. It’s always nice to see actual success stories. Hopefully this IVF is just as successful as your first.
WishfulHoping - Good luck to you. I think unexplained infertility is one of the hardest things to cope with. I really hope this round is successful for you.
MissingMy#2 - Did you need fertility help with your daughter? I had my son without any medical assistance, so it was a shock to find out I had terrible tubes and there was no chance of having a second without IVF. They really can’t explain how I got pregnant with my son. I’m 38, so they use chalk it up to me being younger when my son was born, but that really doesn’t explain it to me. We’re on almost the same Lupron/BCP schedule – fingers crossed this cycle works for us.
M&M - Are you using Meagan’s eggs, but you’re going to carry the baby? That is really neat. There are no rules about what forum to use – many users post on multiple treads. Your schedule overlaps with the July/August IVF thread, so you might want to check that one out, too, but it has 100+ pages so it can be a little overwhelming. This one is just starting, so it is a little easier to get your bearings with this thread. I think there is also a thread dedicated to same-sex couples trying to conceive. Good luck to you!
AFM, Just waiting for the call from the pharmacy to ship all my medications. I don’t start them until August 4, but I leave for vacation this Friday so I need the medications ahead of time so I can bring the Lupron with. It’s going to be a lot of fun dragging a cooler filled with Lupron around the country, but at least I’m driving and not flying.
With all my other cycles, I’ve told my family what we were up to. With this cycle, I’m not telling anyone. They are super supportive, but all the phone calls and check-ins can get a little over-whelming. Plus, I really have that dream of surprising everyone with a pregnancy announcement. So this cycle, I’m going to try to keep it quiet. We’ll see if I can actually handle not telling them - I am TERRIBLE at keeping secrets.