Today is Egg Retrieval.
There's not really a lot to say before retrievel is there? Jakobe went in this morning to provide his deposit, and my best friend is picking me uyp and being my chauffeur today. Waaay better than the cab ride home I had planned.
I'll be back to say how it went.
On anothers subject, kinda - when we started the process for this cycle, I asked the RE if I could keep nursing while we were going through it, and he said that it was okay. there's no real research either way on how it affects outcomes, and whn he's had patients where it was difficult for them to conceive (even with IVF) the first time, he would reccommend that they enjoy the child that they have. So - that's what we did. I'm still nursing Niko, but as my hormone levels have gone completely crazy, my nipple have become incredibly sore, and it appears that my milk has mostly dried up. we'll see what happens when they start to return to normal, but it still may be the beginning of the end.
I feel blessed to have been able to nurse her for almost 16 months at this point, and if this works, we may end up dry nursing for part of the pregnancy and then tandem nursing again later. Or it doesn't work, and we've had that wonderful relationship, and maybe my milk will come back. She still likes to nurse 3-5 times a day, it's just been a bit curtailed with all of the early RE appointments.
Little Bumps in the Road
1 week ago