May 27, 2010


So I kept the promise I made to myself of not calling Monash IVF prematurely, instead waiting until I received the information/registeration pack in the mail. Hubby and I are now the proud (lol) owners of little barcoded laminated cards, a thickly-bound book of information and one counselling appointment (next Tuesday, June 1st).

The thing that made me laugh the most was the IVF newsletter enclosed. Not because of the content but because of the cover... it's covered in kittens. I can just imagine the scene now...

Person A: "What do we put on there this quarter?"
Person B: "Babies? Chocolate"
Person A: "No.... kittens. Infertile women love kittens"
Person B: "Rightio, kittens it is".

I promise I'm sane. Just in waiting mode. :P

May 16, 2010

Resisting the Urge

I'm proud of myself for resisting the urge and not call Monash IVF to check they received our registration on Friday - instead I'm waiting until Monday afternoon because it's entirely more realistic that they will have received and processed our forms.

I started a new cycle yesterday and cramps have been kicking my arse both days. So much so that I'm sitting in bed with my laptop and it's already 12.35pm (ho hum!). Sure, it's Sunday and a designated 'lazy day' but old habits die hard and I want to be productive too. Perhaps I'll do a little work for the week ahead later in the afternoon. Or find an excuse to take photos somewhere -- I've been in a picture-rut since December, I realise.

Speaking of cycles, I'm guessing that this one will be the last 'natural' one for a couple of months (before down regulating and stimming), both a little poignant and frightening. My poor bank account's going to take a battering this year...!

May 13, 2010

In the Mail

*thumbs up*

Hubby's police check arrived in the mail after...what, four or five weeks? Sure, he's got a more common name than me (first name/surname combination) but it was getting a little ridiculous.

The paperwork is now in the mail to Monash IVF, so here's hoping that they receive it tomorrow and I can make the counselling and pathology appointments.

I haven't quite made it in to start on the down-regulating for next month, as I have a period due some time in the next week. But assuming that the blood test results come back normal, I'm crossing my fingers that this time in a month we'll be starting the process. :)

May 9, 2010

Happy Sunday

Good morning!

Today is Mother's Day here in Australia (and in a few other countries I'm told; it's easier to live in a bubble sometimes) and, while I thought it'd be a grand plan to avoid blogs and Facebook today, I'm in a good place.

Maybe it's because of the afternoon tea I'm throwing to honour my own mother today, or the fact that the police check for my hubby is on the way (as of Frikday; Public Enquiry Service told me so!), or that I'm finally letting go of the stress/anxiety related to trying to conceive.

Several friends and family have told me in the last fortnight that I seem 'full of energy' or 'positive', when they don't really know the whole story. Am I radiating positive thinking again? Maybe so, this is a big step if it's the case.

Happy Sunday to you, my fellow infertile friends. May this week continue to be a good one.