CD 25 – waiting for CD 1

Just about to get my hair done. Finally! I am such a slacker when it comes to my hair. I put it off until the last minute and then when it is done I think, ‘why did I wait so long?’.

Anyways, I am on CD 25. I am waiting for AF and as soon as she arrives I will do my bloods on CD 2. Last time my AMH was 1.3, which is ok, we are really not supposed to be concerned until it drops below 1. However, the last time I had my AMH done was almost a year ago. I think it was August 2011, I’ll have to go back in my blog and check. I am really hoping my AMH is ok. I won’t start Lucrin until CD 21, so there will be enough time to get my AMH results as they take about 10 days. That is what is nice about long protocol, you ease into the cycle – although it is a long process – hence the name long protocol.

Crystal ball anyone? Sometimes you just wish you could peek into the future and see what awaits you around the corner. Although that would defeat the purpose of living…don’t you think?


Day 1 – What will this cycle hold?

Day 1 finally arrived on Tuesday 19 July. I have my Day 3 scan on Thursday and pick up my Menopur…I hate those larger syringes and I hate all the mixing. Lucrin is so nice and easy, I wish all the injections were easy. I am looking forward to talking to the FS further about Intralipids as this will be the first cycle I will be including them. Then there is another long wait until Day 10, then hopefully I will have lots of nice follies. I am just so glad that Day 1 is here and I can move onto the next phase of this cycle. I am having trouble sleeping now. I am not sure if it is the hormones or if it is the anxiety. My mind is definitely full of thoughts, fears and worries about a lot of things, not just IVF. I really need to focus on the moment and let go of these thoughts because they are doing me no good at 2am! I suffered from insomnia for about a year in 2003 and I found that a wind down routine before bed always helped. When all else fails, go back to the bedtime routine you had when you were 3 years old….bath, quiet time, sleep! So I am really going to double up on my meditation and allowing my mind to slow down. It is not always that easy, but I need to make it a priority, as good sleep is the base of good health. I want so much for this cycle to work. IVF is truly a waiting game, so I will hurry up and wait!