Friday, May 21, 2010

may ICLW

Hi and welcome to all of the ICLWers. If you are staring at the screen in confusion about ICLW, click on the yellow button to the right and then click here to read my intro post from last month's ICLW. Because there's really no need to rehash our story. Not much has changed since last month. The only difference is that we are now on our fourth IUI instead of our third, meaning we are one step closer to IVF.

A few people commented on Monday's post and asked about our future plans, should this IUI be a bust. We will do one more IUI (in June, so long as everything looks good) and then move to IVF using my eggs and Joey's sperm. We will only purchase one IVF cycle and we will most likely go to a clinic outside of the Orlando area. Because of finances and the amount of time I will need to be gone from work to do IVF in a different city, we will wait until January. In the meantime, I'll begin acupuncture and we will begin the consultations, blood work, and financial paperwork with the new clinic.

It might sound weird, but I am already planning a weekend getaway for us to the beach in late June in case this and next cycle don't work. Either way, going to the beach for a couple of days will be the perfect way to celebrate a miracle or the perfect way to escape reality for a weekend while we try to cope with what could have been. If we do need to move on to IVF, I am at peace with that. But we still need a chance to grieve on our own.

In the meantime, we have another week or so left in this cycle. My plan is to test on Wednesday morning since we leave for our trip to NYC on Thursday. This way I'll be able to get a beta on the way to the airport if the test is positive, or I'll be drinking blood marys in the airport if the test is negative.

28 comments:

jensays said...

good luck on this cycle, i hope it's your lucky one.

Arlyne said...

I've got absolutely everything crossed that you will NOT be drinking anything alcoholic in the airport!!!!!

Stephanie said...

Good luck!!! I love that you're planning ahead - such a thing I would do too! Have a fabulous weekend :)

A said...

i love the idea of a june getaway! praying you'll be drinking straight pineapple juice :)

Leelers♥ said...

I hope and pray that this is the one for you. :)

Kandid Kelli said...

You know what I LOVE YOU my dear and I hope that you have a very DRY trip to NY... I hope that your drinking water and sprite the entire time youre there...

just sayin ;)

xo
-K

Marla.z said...

I don't think going to the beach is a weird idea at all. Good luck with your upcoming beta, and I sincerely hope bloody mary's are not in your immediate future *hugs*

Jen said...

I really hope you can't have a Bloody Mary for a looooong time!

Katie said...

Here from ICLW and really glad I stumbled across your blog. I read your "about me" section and immediately laughed. :)

Good luck with this cycle, for as much as I love a good bloody mary - they're just as good as a virgin mary!

someday-soon said...

I hope this cycle is the one and you can't have ANY of those bloody mary's! If it's not I'm happy you have a fun trip planned =)

Rebecca said...

Hoping so much that you'll need a virgin mary at the airport!

Britt said...

Good luck! I absolutely love your positive outlook that no matter what you will have something to look forward to! Praying for YOU today!

Crossed Fingers said...

Oh a weekend at the beach no matter the outcome is a great idea! A get away is always needed to recharge! I hope this test brings great news for you.

Katie said...

Great plan for June, and next week, might I add!

Just curious....how come you'll plan on doing the IVF outside of Orlando?

Astrid said...

happy iclw. I eagerly await the results of this cycle and I think it's great that you have so much travel planned. It's SO important to get away and I feel like too many of us put off plans in order to micromanage our reproductive lives when really it's unnecessary. Either way it will be great to have a break and some quality time with the hubs.

daega99 said...

I'm hoping that both this trip and June's will be alcohol free!

ICLW
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RMCarter said...

I think a getaway is a great idea! We try to do the same thing, putting ourselves, and our relationship, first.
ICLW

Ashley said...

My fingers are crossed for you that this is your cycle!

Slackie O. said...

Here's to blood work instead of a bloody mary!

Sara said...

Hoping that you are going for blood work not bloody mary's! Just out of curiosity, what cycle day will Wednesday be for you?

The Ashes said...

You have such a great attitude about all of this. I dont know how you do it!!!

Rach said...

I PRAY that you will not be drinking Blood Mary's at the airport and that this one is your cycle!

Happy ICLW!!
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JL said...

Good luck! I'm hoping for positive things come Wednesday!

ICLW:
http://just-two-lines-away.blogspot.com

Kakunaa said...

I think the weekend getaway is a PERFECT idea...I would love to take one as well, say July after our cycle is done. Good luck, hon.

Julie said...

Good luck this cycle. Here's hoping that someone else has to drink bloody marys for you!

ICLW #83

2catdaughters said...

Good luck, Katie. I hope you get to celebrate a miracle at the beach in June. Fingers crossed!

KD said...

Good luck! And great plan on the getaway weekend!

Niki said...

Good luck. I've got my fingers crossed for you!

Happy ICLW!(#64)