Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The story so far - welcome intrepid visitors of ICLW!

Hello again, ICLWers. This is my second month doing it and I am looking forward to it! I hope I get some work done this time in between commenting on your wonderful blogs.!
The short story is this: (borrowed from Ira Glass' "This American Life").

act i. ambivalence, therapy, soul searching, envisioning, money worries and woes, family drama, baby postponed till a later date ( 5 years)

act ii. decision making, temping, IUIs, clomid, anovulation, low ovarian reserve, age, more family and life drama, IVF attempt number one aborted after no response to heavy meds ( 1.5yrs)

(Heavy servings of gingersnap lattes, carbohydrates, shoe throwing, anger, misery, therapy, blaming, acceptance, adoption research)

act iii. donor eggs on the table, bcps, starting Lupron tonight for trial cycle, picking donor, baseline u/s and b/w on Friday ( 1 month)

Credits and acknowledgements :
my honey Susan, therapist, dogs, cats, supportive friends and bloggers.

Watch out for the next installment.
Leg going to sleep, tireegal going to sleep!
night night!

35 comments: said...

Nice introduction there...and unusual around here!


GeekByMarriage said...

Great luck on this upcoming cycle!!
I'll add you to my reader so I can follow along!


Billy said...

Good luck with your cycle :-).


Anonymous said...

love the format of this post, very clever! :)

twondra said...

Here from ICLW. You sure have been through alot. I, too, am looking at donor eggs. I wish you the very best in your journey sweetie!! (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

Lovely intro :) Best of luck with this cycle.


Lisa said...

Missed you there for a few weeks. Glad you are back. Love the format.

Gina said...

Good luck with your upcoming cycle!


Celia said...

I love NPR. I listen everyday.

cindyhoo2 said...

I knew I liked you!! You are definitely speaking my language with the NPR reference. Very cute.

Very excited to see how your practice cycle goes.


Mr. Shelby said...

mmmm gingersnap lattes :)

Good luck on the cycle!

Mr. Shelby

Anonymous said...

I loooove Ira Glass. :)

Hey......since you are there......I'm considering donating eggs, what do you look for in a donor? Just curious. :)


jenn said...

Nice Intro! It's my second ICLW too!


Anonymous said...

I too am familiar with the need for just STOPPING this fertility train and taking a detour. It is hard to live it day in and day out, all the drugs making you feel like PMS on steroids (literally!)!
I look forward to hearing more of your story and hope you can finally get off these tracks and onto a new path of parenthood.
(Metaphor much?)

Caba said...

Love your intro! Best of luck with your upcoming cycle!


Bella said...

How exciting! I'm just starting a DE cycle too! Good luck to you!


Missy said...

That's a great intro and I'm eager to read more of your story. Good luck on the IVF cycle!


B said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.I'm so impressed that you managed extra comments in ICLW. Best of luck with the upcomin donor cycle. May this be the one.

Heather said...

Love the format! I could hear Ira's voice in my head as I read.

Best wishes to you and Susan as you begin this donor cycle.


Beautiful Mess said...

I love your intro! It's so very unique! Sending you so much luck for your up coming cycle!

Anonymous said...

awesome intro--i get so excited with each new podcast of This American Life!

good luck on this next step of your journey--i look forward to following it.


Anonymous said...

Good luck on your cycle!! Nice intro too!


Lori Lavender Luz said...

May this be the one!


Jessica White said...

Great intro and summation. I'm hoping this cycle is it for you guys. GOOD LUCK!

Jenny said...

i just found out about it. and i think im a few days late. lol. but im finding so many new blogs and i hope i meet some new nifty people.

LupronGirl said...

Great intro! Best of luck on your cycle! *ICLW*

MAJ Bryen said...

I love anything ginger snap, lattes, scotland and sadly sperm catalogues (just in case we need assistance). My fave is California cryobank's donor of the month which hubby and I read occasionally as bed time reading!

looking4#3 said...

My first of many ICLW!!!! Great intro!!
Good Luck in the upcoming cycle!!!
Looking forward to hearing more.
Happy ICLW Week!!!

Stefanie Wolfaardt said...

Great introduction, and good luck with the new cycle.

~Stopping by for ICLW~

Mrs. Gamgee said...

great intro... good luck on this cycle!


Word Nerd said...

Best of luck with Act III. I hope this story has a happy ending.

Anonymous said...

I too loved the intro - it's very unique! Wishing you the best on your upcoming cycle.


theworms said...

What a unique intro. GL with your cycle.


Kristin said...

I hope act iii has happy results. Best of luck!

In Due Time said...

Suddenly, I'm craving a gingersnap latte. Thanks! Heh. Good luck!