Tuesday, March 30, 2010

1st Round Results Are In

Okay, so I'm doing MUCH better in my IVF brackets than my NCAA ones. Geez, this is like the year of b-ball upsets, huh? Not great for my brackets (since I pretty much went with my winning theory of last year's pick the favs), but it honestly makes it so fun...I love pulling for the underdog! But in my IVF bracket I'm 2/2...which means I got my period today! I've literally never been so happy to see blood, and I'm praying this is the last time I'll ever have to wish for my period to come! But it's here and I called and made my first official monitoring appointment for Thursday morning, and if I'm good to go I'll start Folli.stim that night, whoohoo...let the games begin!!

In other news this weekend I had Sunday brunch with Egg from SuchAGoodEgg, Erin from stateiamin, A from aplusbwaitingforc, Al from missionmotherhood, and A from thebabyrace. It was such a blast, I was seriously looking forward to it all week long. As many of these ladies have posted on their blogs...if there is a silver lining at all for dealing with IF, creating my blog which in turn led me to meeting these amazing women is definitely it!! We chatted for hours, literally...and I just feel so lucky to have them in my life now!! As same goes for all of you, I seriously don't know how I would be getting through all this IF crap each month if it weren't for your awesome support. Thanks for cheering me along, especially as we get going with IVF! Means the world to me, really!!

23 comments:

Holly said...

wow that is fantastic! I hope to meet some of my blog/twitter friends in the near future too, Can't wait!

Littlest True Blue said...

so glad you had a great brunch...i'm super jealous still! Good luck on Thursday! yeah for auntie flow!
:)LTB

Katie said...

Still so jealous about the brunch. :) But YAY for AF showing and starting Follistim! I'm so excited for you to get the ball rolling.

Jessica said...

How fun that you hang out with other REAL LIFE IF'ers!!

Yay for AF, I hope your ultrasound goes well. You will only be one day behind me in the IVF cycle!!

The Millers said...

I LOVE the network and friendships we have made through these blogs. I have met two real life IF'ers from the blogs. One is now pregnant and the other and I are going through IVF for the first time together.
I have family in Chicago and always talk about going to see them. If I do, I would LOVE to meet you all!

Ashley said...

Sounds like a great brunch! And yay for AF showing on time!!

Chelle said...

Hooray for the beginning of the cycle! I am so excited for you. I totally have my fingers crossed and am praying for you.

I am about to meet my first bloggy friend next weekend, Leah, from Life According to Leah, and hopefully Tammy from Tammy's Journey. I am SOOOO excited! Who cares about the stupid RE appointment? I want to meet these gals. I love that you all got together and had such a great time.

I am further glad that all of us IFers have each other through our journey's to parenthood. Having the support group really does help.

Loads of love!

sienna said...

that's awesome you all got to meet up!!! glad that period is here and you're getting started. time'll fly from now on :o)

Crossed Fingers said...

I'm glad AF showed up and I hope too that this is the last time you wish for AF to show up. I agree, it's great to meet people who are going through the same issues, it's nice to just have someone who "gets it" unlike people who don't have issues getting KU.

Al said...

Yay for being 2/2! I have such a good feeling about your IVF cycle and I'm so excited for you to get going.

It was fantastic meeting up with you again and the other Chicago bloggies this weekend ~ so much fun. I love that there is so much to talk about when we get together - and I hope next month we'll be celebrating your BFP!

suchagoodegg said...

I would rather have you win your IVF bracket than the NCAA one....and you are on your WAY! :) This is so awesome, yay period!!!

Brunch on Sunday morning made me feel so good despite the crappy monitoring only hours before. :) We are all so lucky to have each other--IRL and commentors both. Here for you! xo

Andrea said...

Love your FAN CLUB!!! It's wonderful to have a support system of women who can relate and share your feelings and rally you along to success :) So happy you have them in your life and that you were able to meet for brunch. I'm jealous :)

As for the arrival of AF, great! Now you are officialy on your way :) Wishing you nothing but happiness and lotts of +++++ signs in the near future.

Many HUGS as I continue to cheer you on!

lowfatlady said...

That is so awesome you girls live so close and could get together. I'm jealous. Wish more people lived near me. Yea for your period coming!

Dear Diary said...

Yayyyyy!!! I'm so happy that you got your period, so did I! This is going to be our cycle =) I'm soooo excited. I love the picture, all of you look super cute.

The Baby Race said...

Yay period showing up!!!! Really excited for you and your IVF. you're going to kick butt!

BabyWid said...

Yay for you period showing up!! You sound like you had a great brunch - that would be so much fun!!

AplusB said...

Yay! 2 for 2 is awesome! Hope the winning streak continues! I am so excited and hopeful for you.
I know what you mean about being SO happy to start your period. I am in agony waiting for mine even though I know it's at least a week away!
Yay for getting this cycle started!
And, yes...brunch was so, so fun!

A said...

That is awesome that you started on time and that you got to meet up with those other ladies! I wish there was a bunch of us who lived in our area!

Just Me...C said...

Can you believe all the upsets this year???? We are in shock with both the mens and womens teams! So cool that you were able to meet up with all of the other wonderful ladies. Great picture! Also, I'm excited to see where this IVF cycle takes you! Wishing you the best!

Secret Sloper said...

Yes for your IVF bracket! Just call a BFP right now and let the winning streak continue!

So, so jealous of your Chicago hijinks and that gorgeous picture. Next time I'm out there, I demand a meet up :)

Jin said...

I'm jealous you get to meet the others! Y'all are so cute! Yay for AF showing up.

Holli said...

Congrats on being 2/2 so far! I'm also from the Chicago area starting my first IVF cycle (currently monitoring/stimming). I hope everything goes smoothly for you! (Oh, and I am so going to have to start watching G & B...I had no idea they were going through infertility treatments.)

Erin said...

Yay for getting your period. :) I'm so excited for you to really get going with IVF.