Planning for IVF (Part 3)

Things are falling into place and we are almost ready for the IVF trip.

A big shout out to Infertile Girl in a Fertile World! This amazing woman (and travel agent) helped me score a better deal on a rental car ($585 instead of $700).

Done list

  • Book flights
  • Book rental apartment
  • Book rental car
  • Receive meds in mail

Still to do list

  • Receive meds in mail
  • Start stimming – TOMORROW
  • Instruct mother-in-law on how to take care of 2 chihuahuas and 1 ragdoll for 2+ weeks
  • Plan sight seeing activities, local eateries and shops I want to visit
  • Pack!

I can get overwhelmed easily. I tend to look at the big picture instead of focusing on the next step. My best friend pointed this out to me this past weekend. She was right. Last week, I wasn’t as busy as I felt. I just needed to take a deep breath and focus on what’s next, as in, immediately next.

Tomorrow is a big day. I have my Estradiol and Progesterone blood work, followed by an ultrasound. Then, when the results are in and everything is good, I begin stimming that evening.

How am I feeling? Well, pretty good. I truly have found a sense of peace with this IVF journey. Not sure how long it will last for, but for now, I’m embracing it. 

I can credit this peace to journalling, meditation, yoga and a fertility coaching program I’m taking with Zahra Hadji from YogaGoddess called Becoming the Vessel for IVF Success.

I haven’t mentioned much about my coaching program, but I’m 2 weeks in. Zahra and I meet once a week via Google Hangouts. I have homework in between which ties in the journalling, meditation and yoga. So far, our sessions have focused on discussing the blocks or emotional issues that are coming up for me around our IVF cycle and dissolving these belief systems via energy work. Just my kinda of thing.

It’s obvious that I felt like I was lacking support going into this cycle. Since I’ve started the coaching program, I’m feeling 110% better about this. I’ve realized that my husband and you – my infertility sisters – are truly the only extra support I need now.

I can do this. One step at a time…

Awaiting Autumn: Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen

I found this little sign at a card shop on the weekend. It’s sitting above our headboard as a reminder that miracles are on their way. 🙂


36 thoughts on “Planning for IVF (Part 3)

  1. Love that you guys are traveling to do your IVF cycle, it makes it a bigger and hopefully less stressful event since you’ll be away from work- like a vacation that just happens to have a lot of needles and potentially life changing events involved. 🙂 Best of luck!


  2. Wishing you the absolute best luck as everything is clearly starting to get super real!! Awesome to hear about the better deal on a car rental – it’s always so awesome how this community is willing to help each other out! Oh, and I love the little sign – it is just so true!


  3. Hi! I just found your blog while looking for blogs about IVF. I’m waiting for my first try, hoping to start in september.
    Good luck!
    / Sara from Sweden 🙂


  4. I can’t believe it’s already time for you to start stimming, how exciting!! And ya for scoring a cheaper rental car!! Love that little sign, it’s adorable. Yes MIRACLES are most definitely on the way. Thinking of you as you start your meds tomorrow! Good luck!!!!


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