Tuesday, September 27, 2011

11 Days

After all this waiting, I am excited to see the days ticking by. Only 11 days until stims begin. In the meantime, I have been trying to keep myself occupied. I definitely feel like I am on a short fuse lately. I am having to be careful to keep my stress to a minimum so that nothing can get under my skin. In order to stay calm, I've been cleaning out the future baby's room. It's been cathartic for me to get the clutter out of that room and make space for a beautiful new nursery.

Most of the room has been filled with crafting supplies like scrapbooking paper, jewelry making beads and tools, sewing materials and so on. I have a friend who has recently started teaching elementary school art at a local private Christian school. They don't have a lot of money for supplies, so I have decided to donate most of my crafting materials, markers, colored pencils and papers to her classroom. It makes me feel good, helps others, and cleans out the room at the same time. Win, Win, Win :).

This weekend, my husband and I are going to Hilton Head, SC to spend the weekend with my parents. It's too far of a drive to go all the way to George where they live for the weekend, so we decided to meet about halfway. We've rented a very cute 2 BR condo on the beach for two nights, and I'm really looking forward to it. It will be nice to see them before shots get started and feel their love and support. Once we get back, it will be only a matter of a few days before everything gets under way.

To be honest, I'm getting very excited! This is the single best shot I've ever had at getting pregnant. 60% chance. I just keep repeating it in my head, over and over. More chance of being pregnant than of not being pregnant at the end of this cycle. My prayers right now are for a good, healthy cycle with mature eggs and some healthy embryos. I hope that we are able to get two really good blasts for 5-day transfer and then a few healthy embryos for freezing, just in case. I'm excited for the possibilities and very hopeful that the next month and a half will be full of joy and great outcomes.


  1. 11 days, getting SO close! Once you get started with the injections time will go quickly and before you know it you'll be at ER. Looking forward to following along with the whole process! Have a fun weekend away:)

  2. Only 11 days! Thats fabulous - it's getting exciting now!! In 11 days I will have had ER and be awaiting ET (hopefully). The stims are definitely easier than i expected - but the build-up to starting was torturous - I feel surprisingly calm with this cycle :)

    Well done with donating the crafts - I think thats wonderful. I knit and spin so I know how much room crafting can take up ;)

  3. Your trip sounds lovely! And what a nice thing to do with your craft supplies...
    You are so close...so excited for you!

  4. Oh Sarra!!! Ur getting so close girlfriend!! :) so exciting!! Thinking and praying for u as always!!


  5. You're almost there!!! Keeping you in my thoughts.