Monday, September 13, 2010

We Put 'Em In, We Don't Take 'Em Out

April 1, 2010: We had our consult for IVF. When the nurse was explaining the whole process, she said that at 8 weeks you "graduate" to a normal OB. I must have expressed some surprise, because she said, "We put 'em in, we don't take 'em out." I nearly peed my pants, it cracked me up so much.

I wrote it down, and since that moment have been dying to be able to use it. So, today, kiddos, we graduated. We still have to do a progesterone check Wednesday morning, but for all intents and purposes, we have been released to the OB. (Though, since I was sick and didn't get the request in early enough, our records won't be there yet...ooops).

We'll see how it feels tomorrow to be in with the Fertiles.

Anyway, last u/s with the clinic was this morning. Heartbeat up to a whopping 177 bpm, and measuring a day AHEAD this week, at 8w3d. I will not torture you with another blobby u/s. In fact, I'm waiting until there is one with distinguishable features. But they gave us a little card and stuff. Awww. *Sniff sniff*

On another note, the day we had our consult, we also had a counseling session with a wonderful lady regarding using donor, umm, products. She mentioned that day that she's known women who years after struggling with IF still get a little twinge of jealousy upon hearing news of an easy pregnancy. Yesterday, I found out 2 of my work friends are each expecting their 2nd unplanned pregnancies. Sigh. We don't even know if we'll get to round out our family, and they miss a couple days of BCP and bam! Baby time. I didn't say anything, barely even to hubby. Be cause it makes me feel like an ingrate, which I'm not. Those feelings aren't going to go away easily, especially since we wanted more than one child. Trust me, we know we're blessed. Just still...lucky fertiles.

Anyway! Good day! We graduate! So nervous for the real OB. Nurse orientation type appointment is tomorrow, so I'll let you know how it goes! I'm off to finally catch up with some of your blogs. I've been a big slacker.


  1. Yeah, congrats on graduating!

  2. Congrats! I really hope your OB is a good one!

  3. Congrats on graduating! I hope you love your OB as much as I adore mine!

  4. Yay for graduation day...and don't be too hard on yourself for the feelings of jealousy. They are completely normal.

  5. Yay for graduation day!! I love the nurse's phrase...

    And, I think the jealousy will never go away. It's not like we WANT people to have to go through what we've been through. But, it will never seem fair.

  6. YAY for graduating, that was a very emotional day for was the 4th of july in fact and I remember standing in the office, asking "do we really have to go???"
    love the "put em in,..." classic.

    and as for the jealousy, it never goes away, never , never, never. Trust me.


  7. Congratulations! Graduation day is such a huge step as is going to your first appointment in the fertile world! Yay!

  8. Congrats on graduating! That is an awesome quote by the way. I can't wait to see future u/s pics although, I am never against the blob ones either.


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