Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My body on medication

My body on medication is the most dependable, on schedule, per calendar body that one could want!

My FET calendar showed that AF should show today. And she did. Amazing what medicine can make your body do huh? Considering AF was last visiting just over 2 weeks ago. 

So anyway - she's here, and I get to start my E2 patches on Thursday, change patches every second day and go in for E2 blood work on the 11th, 19th and for P4 blood work on the 22nd. I have to have a lining check on the 19th as well. 

We fly out to Denver on 2/24 and will head straight to CCRM. They need us to sign some consents (without which they will not thaw our blastocysts!). These consents need to be notarized as well. One option was for them to send us the consents here. We would then have to get them notarized and mailed back. The nurse said she could notarize the consents for us herself, but for that we'd have to meet her the day before the transfer. We decided that was the easier option. 

We got a great deal on our hotel stay for this trip. Crestwood Suites for $34 a night! This is a queen bed studio suite, with kitchen, wireless internet, and free breakfast! The hotel is located a little farther from CCRM than the one we stayed at the last time but since we go to CCRM once for the consents and then the next time for the FET, and after that have to spend the remainder of our stay there with me being on bed rest, it really doesn't matter! At almost a third of the price of the closer by places, it's a steal! 

We've never stayed at a Crestwood before (honestly I'd never even heard of it) so I hope it turns out as good as it looked on the website! 

It's happening - FET is coming up. I've told AF this is the last time I'm allowing her in my house for a long time to come. She is not welcome for say the next 10 months or so! 

I'm excited to get the ball rolling - can you tell? :-)


Jill M. said...

Wahoo!!! So excited for you! I'll be following your journey and rooting you on. I can't wait to see your BFP announcement! Hugs

Shelby said...

Yay-awesome! Ok, and who knew that $34/night hotels even existed? I don't think sleeping in the back of my car is even that cheap, and I'm not sure I'd advise that in Colorado during the winter. In any case, I'm so, so happy to hear things are shaping up and ready to ship out. Good news all around!

Mo and Will said...

Great news Nikki! It's awesome to get going again, isn't it? We're actually doing a phone consult with CCRM tomorrow night - so it's possible that in the future i'll be asking you for hotel recommendations...you never know.

Hope this FET is the one!


Lisa said...

woot woot!!! awesome, it will be here so fast!

Linda said...

I'm so excited for you! Our cycles are so close together! I really hope that this works for the both of us! :)

April said...

i'm soooooo excited for you. i can't even stand it! you are so close. :) wahoo!

MamaSoon said...

I could feel the excitement and can't wait to cheer you on. That is soooo close. :-)

Nice job on the hotel!

Chhandita said...

I am so looking forward to this...This is it for you Nikki!!! (((hugss))

Brobe said...

wow! you are all set and the transfer day is just around the corner. Lots of baby dust to you.

Anonymous said...

I'm sharing in your excitement! This is so wonderful. I "know" this one will be the one for you, it will work I'm sure of it.
I can't wait to see your BFP, then your doubling BETAs and following that a strong heartbeat (or 2!) at your first u/s.
It's going to be great!
Take care,

Sarang said...

Yay! Sounds like you are on your way!

Caroline said...

Hi Nikki,
I am so excited for you. FET is coming up so soon!

Angie said...

Awesome news!! I'm excited just reading your post! :-) I'm sure the next few weeks will fly by for you! Yay!

margelina said...

I am so excited for you! I am glad your body is cooperating and following the calendar.AF can come stay with me for the rest of the eyar if she'll just let you be! Big HUgs!!

Clio said...

how wonderful!
to see your excitement and the preparations going on.
I´m totally behind on the blogworld as you know... but it was a real blessing to check in here and see that everything is happening for you. I´m also here wishing that this is your last AF in a long, long time. :)

Tori said...

YEAH!!!!!! Can't wait for your transfer....have a safe trip! Hugs, Tori

oshi said...

hi there! I'm so excited for you and you will be in my prayers (i'm jewish so i think between all of us, we have got you covered!) your stories are amazing and you are amazing. i'm on IVF cycle #2 and i'm 8days past a 5day transfer so i'm sitting at home waiting to feel pregnant. please let us know how it goes for you. thanks, oshi.