So I feel very lucky that my director went through a crazy roller coaster with IF and is very understanding of everything I'm going through. Sometimes a little odd that he's male and talks openly about every detail of the process with me, but I feel more at ease letting him know what's going on, if I need a day off, or if I have questions about the multiple IVFs they went through.
I was talking to him about my schedule coming up for IVF #1. At the end of the conversation he told me to remember to enjoy the process. WTF?!? All I think about is how much IF sucks and it's so unfair! But as he explained, he did have a point...although he never wants to go through IVF again, he feels thankful they went through such a unique experience where they saw their babies as embryos, they know more than they ever needed to know about their bodies, and they can tell their kids how badly they were wanted. They even made a shirt that said "My Doctor Got Me Pregnant" to laugh at themselves.
I don't know if I can be that positive about it all the time, and he did admit it's easier for him to say it now that they finally got their babies. But it made me want to think of ways to make this whole thing more fun or ways to enjoy the process. Any ideas? Good luck charms to bring to appointments? Inside jokes with your DH about this whole crazy process?
Me 33, DH 37 -- TTC since Jan'12 -- Low AMH (0.78) & endo, SA w/ low motility
IUI's 1-3 = BFN, IVF converted to IUI 4/13 = BFN
IVF 1.2: 8R 6M 4F -- 2 blastocysts frozen, FET 8/15 = BFP!!
Beta #s = 445;1,098; 9,545 -- EDD 5/2 -- Team Pink!
Camila Josephine arrived 4/30