Happy spring! Happy new moon! Happy ICLW! Are there any other happenings that I’m missing right now? Time is flying by. This cycle is uneventful so far – well, as uneventful as an IVF cycle can be anyway – and I think that’s good. I’ve been on a steady dose of 225 Gonal-F in the AM and 225 Menopur at night. I added in the Ganirelix a few days ago. I don’t remember exactly when now, maybe Thursday.
The insanity of planning an IVF retrieval and transfer the week before a move is revealing itself as we now have 7 days until the movers come. I’m not even close to packed yet. My husband is losing patience with my blasé attitude about packing and is starting to freak out about it. I’m trying to remain as stress-less as possible but he’s right. I really need to get packing.
We took a pre-move trip to Philly yesterday for two reasons. First so my husband could start staining and building some shelving before we move in on Saturday, and second to buy a car! Yes one of the big scary and exciting things about this move is buying a car. Unfortunately the dealer where we got a good deal didn’t have the color we want in stock so we have a loaner for a week until ours comes in. The loaner is nicer than the one we bought. It has fancy features we can’t afford like navigations and a giant sunroof. So I’m living it up for a week until we trade the fancy one in for the actual one we bought. Even though it has less features I am looking forward to getting MY car. On the apartment side, they still have a bunch of work to do in the next few days before we move. When we were there yesterday the shower tile was going in and the bathroom tile was being grouted. The kitchen cabinets were being installed and some electric work was being done. It’s looking good but the place is a MESS right now. The landlord says the appliances (APPLIANCES!) should go in Monday and the cleaning people come on Tuesday. Thank goodness for cleaning people. This construction crew is making a tremendous mess there is drywall dust EVERYWHERE coating every surface. I’m just hoping I can get it out of all the cracks in the floors.
I had to drive back to NYC late last night because I had to make it to the clinic this morning for bloodwork and ultrasound. It looks like retrieval will be Wednesday or Thursday. I had been thinking Tuesday but, whatever- I’m not going to worry about it. Actually at this point hopefully it will be Thursday. A Wednesday retrieval means a Saturday transfer and that interferes with the move. A Thursday retrieval means a Sunday transfer and I could just stay with my Mom at her hotel Saturday night and go to Philly Sunday. Either way I’m just hoping that this is it. Come on Lucky Number 7. It’s our turn.