For some reason we couldn't get onto the site last night. I don't know if it was down or what... anyway.
Calli - it is just so scary this part isn't it. Its hard not to freak out over every twinge and spot. I think it is normal to obsessively stare at your pants every time you go to the bathroom too!!! I hope you got through the weekend ok and took it easy. Only one more sleep til your blood test. Just try and breathe... Its any wonder we get anxiety disorders with all this build up!!! Did you end up getting any embryo's to the freezer??
Jen - fingers crossed for your egg pick up this week. Do you have a scan to see how things are going in there? Are you feeling bloated or anything yet?
Beck - I am pretty sure dizziness is one of the side effects on the Crinone leaflet. Kate usually just got really tired and a bit queezy off them. Hang in there. How are your embryo's going? When is your transfer? Do you think you'll get any frozen embryo's?
Kate - that's great you are feeling positive and ready to go again :-) I don't know that there is ever a right or perfect time to do this or to be pregnant or to take maternity leave - you just keep on going and deal with it as it comes. Good on you for gettig out and running again too. I think its more about how you feel than what the scales say but always feel better when I exercise.
AFM - We got to see our FS on Saturday morning. He was great and we just sat around talking through everything. He is really positive and confident that he can get us there. He is just as frustrated as us that we get so close to everything working out. While Kate's eggs might not be 100% he thinks we can get there without using my eggs as an egg donor. He is also happy for us to stay with our sperm donor (so glad he didn't push us to change). So we are going to do a few extra things next round - we are increasing progesterone from the trigger shot (4 x 400 per day), doing 2 x HCG injections after embryo transfer (so unfortunately no POAS for us anymore :-/ ) we are going to focus on being really healthy and doing more exercise in the off months and will do acupuncture, especially around embryo transfer. So we are feeling focused and positive at the moment and just determined to get there. We are also taking 2 months off before starting again so we can line up egg pick up for the middle of Kate's 3 weeks off work. We'll go away for the first week then 2nd week will be egg pick up sometime and third week embryo transfer. So the whole cycle should be quite relaxed.
We have been to a few acupuncturists but haven't found the one that we really love yet - what is your lady like Calli - was it Li Lyn?? at Southport??