I've surprisingly handled BFN#6 rather well emotionally. I've shed very few tears... I guess because I saw it coming as the symptoms subsided. And I'm actually pleased because I actually did get pregnant, if not for just a few days. It certainly shows that with each cycle, we learn more and even negatives are progress.
I sat down with Dr. T today. I am so thankful I had the forethought to make this appointment at the end of cycle 5! Otherwise dealing with this BFN could have been much more difficult.
Based on the symptoms I presented and the positive HPT from Saturday (in a baggie) that I showed her she agreed that I was pregnant initially. She shared my enthusiasm about the progress, while of course being sorry it didn't stay.
She explained how much we have learned about my body and how it responds to meds. The last two cycles (with the injectables & new donor) have been really good. She's been thrilled with my new donor!
Bottom line, we agree it's time to pull out the big guns; we are both ready for me to move to IVF. And because of the last 6 months of IUI's she knows exactly what protocol she wants me to use (I'll outline that in another post).
My bleeding is AF... she explained that my temps are still up because I didn't stop my progesterone until today, so they should fall in the next day or so.
Tomorrow is Day 3 for my IVF cycle... I will go in for bloodwork and the initial u/s. I will start on birth control for the suppression phase (to try to get both ovaries to play nice together).
Also... I will not be able to go home to S. Florida for Thanksgiving. I had already warned my family that this was a possibility and they understand that TTC is the priority (love having a supportive family). Plus, I'm going to be stuck working (a lot) the whole week of Thanksgiving... it doesn't really make sense to drive 12 hours each way to work from my parents house, with little time to spend with family and friends. I'll make plans with local friends for Thanksgiving day.
On another note... HUGE congratulations for recent BFP's... to My (hopeful) journey to Motherhood and S at Ticking Clock. I hope that we get good news soon from My So Called (TTC) Life... who gets the award for POAS self control!
And to Jen at A Family of Two, I SOOO want to comment on your blog and interact... if you are reading this, just making sure you are aware that commenting is not enabled (it may be intentional)? Good luck on your wait... when is your Beta?
Thank you again, my friends. Your support during the 2ww (and results thereof) means so much! Bring on the Big Guns!!!