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That's right I am back.

The last ten months have been wonderful. No appts., no stress about ovulation or that horrible waiting that comes after every ovulation.

I have spent time with my family, enjoyed time with my husband and have spent more time with my friends. I have been happy. I have been living life and loving it!!!

I have learnt that I don't need children to full fill my life.  I now know that if I don't have a child I will be ok, I will not fall apart. I will be happy. This is huge, this is what I needed to know. With this knowledge I can now look to the future and that future is back to the uphill battle of infertility and the world of IVF. Yup the big guns are coming out.

About a week or so ago I looked at my day planner (yes I still use a day planner, how very 1990's of me) and I realized I was not far away from day one of a new cycle (old habits die hard, I still count my cycle days).  The first thought that came to mind was 'now is a good time to start IVF' so there it was after months and months of not being sure I was ready!

With this new confidence I called my IVF nurse and booked an appt. and am now ready to begin the IVF treatment cycle on my upcoming day one, which to be honest is just a few days away.

I have organized myself with a nice binder filled with all the important forms and information and such and know that this will give me at least a little bit of control when my body is being overloaded with hormones and I am otherwise feeling out of control.

Tonight hubby and I were looking through and signing consent forms, all fairly easy choices. One question I do have is regarding assisted hatching for those of you in the IVF world you will know what I mean...I am not well versed in it enough to describe it here but Dr. Google has some good information. Anyways I am not sure it is something we should consent to...so if you have information or an opinion share with me.

Right now hubby is asleep and I am writing this, I tried to sleep but just ended up sitting in bed thinking about what to write here...so here I am. Back and ready to go through this process. I am hoping for the love and support I remember from all of you bloggers out there and look forward to sharing this journey with all of you.



  1. Do they do the assisted hatching automatically if you sign for it, or do they have a look at the eggs and decide? I personally would consent for it, but it sounds like you are worried about something... what downside of it worries you? THere are places that do assisted hatching for just about everybody, and they have good results.

  2. Welcome back! How exciting. I cannot wait to continue following your journey. Good luck with all to come!

  3. So happy to hear from you! and I love the hair cut!!! Can't wait to cheer you on in your next cycle!

  4. Great to hear from you again! Congrats to you on being able to spend the last months just enjoying life. I look forward to following your new journey!

  5. Welcome back! So glad to hear that you had a nice break and are now feeling ready for IVF! My doc explained assisted hatching and ICSI in the same way - they don't charge extra for either of these, and plan to do this service on all IVF's, as they increase success rates and ethically they feel like they should do the best for all patients. But if people have an aversion for some reason for one of these, they won't do it, but it's not like you get a discount.

    Will be here to watch and support every step of the way!


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