I’m sitting here
panty checking waiting for my period to start so we can hopefully get this IVF show on the road. I’m like soooo ready to grow some eggs.
My last pill was on Tuesday night meaning I expect the pre-period cramps to settle in tomorrow night and my period to show up just in time for Saturday’s run. I hope. I’m actually a little concerned I won’t get a withdrawal bleed after 6 weeks straight of birth control pills. Back when I took birth control regularly to protect myself from an unplanned pregnancy (hahahahahaha! So funny now!) my periods were either extremely light (think: one day of light spotting only) or non-existent. If I don’t have a withdrawal bleed, will they let me start my IVF cycle on Monday? If there is no bleed does that mean I’m a hot cysty mess? Does it mean my estrogen is too high? You know, for having been at this for more than a year, I’m still pretty clueless about a lot of things. Any input?
Since I can’t run, spin or do yoga during IVF, I intend to turn my attention to some sewing projects. Today I ordered four new patterns and some pretty Amy Butler fabric. On my list of things to make is a carry-on tote for Vegas, a matching hand bag to hold “very important Vegas things” (read: flask, ID and some of that adhesive tape in the event my fake stick-on boobs fall off), a halter top and a simple skirt. I feel like these projects should keep me good and busy while growing eggs, recovering from retrieval surgery and then
obsessing waiting on the daily embryo report.
I’m afraid this is all I’ve got right now. Waiting on my period. Waiting on IVF. Waiting on Mr. Husband to find a job. Waiting on my baby. Waiting….