I'm 31 years old (going on 32 in two months), DX - irregular ovulation due to PCOS and type 2 diabetes although my a1c is excellent at a 5.8, DH has no issues. I'm currently on 2000 mg of Metformin daily. Trying for over 2 years, 5 rounds Femara only unmonitored, 1 IUI with Femara unmonitored (1st RE), 2 IUIs with 7.5 mg Femara monitored with 1 follicle each time, one with trigger, 1 cycle with 75 iu Menopur days 4-7 with one follicle, triggered with ovidrel/TI and currently in TWW although my doctor was not optimistic. Looking to move forward with a fresh IVF cycle in September. I'll have my chart review on August 5th. I have been commenting on the IUI board but thought I would introduce myself too.
My question is... How do you handle baby shower invites. One of my friends is pregnant and I just got the shower invite today. I've tried to work through it but pregnant women are a really bad trigger for me. She called me at nine weeks to say that she was pregnant and told me that she completely understands how I feel because the three months that they were trying were really difficult for her too. I haven't seen her since the news and I've withdrawn from the friendship to a certain extent. I do text her occasionally but I don't want to spoil her happiness right now with how depressed I am. I thought about sending her a nice note with a really good gift explaining to her how excited I am for her but also letting her know that I'm not emotionally prepared to attend any showers right now. Any advice would be appreciated.