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So there it is…my very first IVF calendar ↑

(Yes…I put it on top of pink gingham. Gingham always reminds me of babies…and we are trying to make babies so…subliminal messaging…worth a try 😉

I wanted to post the exact calendar I am writing on to show some of you, who maybe haven’t gone through IVF yet, what the month looks like. I couldn’t find many on the internet so I hope to help someone looking  for a sample calendar. I start meds on November 4!

Oh boy, though…. I’m not gonna lie. Does it scare the heck out of me!? YES! I haven’t filled in the amount of medicine for each day because the Dr. will give that to me later. However, I did  JUST order the meds, and wow…I don’t think I’ve charged that much over the internet, well, EVER! I decided to go ahead and order overseas. I know, seems risky but I made the decision because my RE suggested it and since we have over 2 1/2 weeks to get them…should be good to go…fingers crossed. If all goes well, I’ll be happy to share where I ordered from and how much I saved!

So that’s my update..all else is going pretty well. I had my checkup after the hysteroscopy and Essure placement and looks ok…I guess we will know more when I have the sono hsg to check how my uterus looks on Oct.28

Other than that…I’m just focusing on staying positive! It does make me a little sad when women complain about IVF. I get it though. It’s not easy. It’s not fair. It’s draining me, my bank account and pushing my credit cards to the limit and I’m sure the shots are not pleasant(I’ll find that out soon enough..yikes!)….but I just always like to remind myself how VERY FORTUNATE I am to live in a day and age where this is even possible. 50 years ago, I would not have this option. In my situation, I would be forced to adopt if I wanted a family.  But today, at least I have a chance. A chance to create a life…with my very own DNA.

IVF ladies are special. We were apparently chosen for our strength and courage and pure tenacity. Most women would not be able to handle this journey. But we are and we will. That’s your pep talk for the week ladies…so go out there and get them! (lots of healthy eggs!! ;))