IF and the City

I used to feel sad when I watched the episodes with Charlotte failing over and over again while trying to get pregnant. Little did I know that my own attempts would lead me on the same sad journey. We've now passed 4 years in the trenches. 6 failed IVF/ICSI cycles = nothing. Time for something new - donor eggs. Success at last. Now for round 2.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Squatter - Updated

Name one good thing about having a friend turn up in Sydney unannounced - who expects to be put up?

When they hug you – it’s confirmation that your boobs are still sore.

‘What’s wrong’?
‘Oh ... nothing ... I’ve just got a headache’.

That’s the only thing ... because frankly I’m fucking pissed off. All I want to do is to have some couch and TV time for the next few weeks - and not have to think about anyone else.

I’m so annoyed, that I decided I didn’t want to have to discuss our latest news. It’s our news to tell when we want – not just because a friend has decided to invade our lives without checking first. Oh you know those childless couples - they'll put anyone up at the drop of a hat ... don't we just love entertaining?

‘Oh, are you having a lunch break today, I can come and meet you’?
‘Okay, I’ll text when I know what time’

Blood test at 9am this morning.


Text – ‘Sorry, not going to be able to take a lunchbreak today’.

If timing is similar to last week, my results are going to come in bang in the middle of lunch. I want to discuss these with the nurse in private and pass on to Mr. S and Star without any intrusion.

Nice Nurse just rang ...

'Can I chat, I've got good news?'

HCG = 6430
Progesterone = 60

Today is Day 23, not sure how to work out all the doubling stuff ...

'Progesterone has dropped, but the doctor isn't worried about that, keep going with the Prog*nova and pessaries ...'
'The doctor said that you are to ring the clinic on Monday and book in for a scan on the 31st January'
'Okay, that's a way away ...'
'Yes, but it's better, some people go too early then have to wait another week'.
'Okay, but if I want another reassuring blood test before then?'
'No worries'

Star and I have already conferred - we're both reeling - we can't believe this could work out well after the way our cycle went.
'Three weeks isn't far away' she said
'Star - it may as well be 3 years - every day is torture'

Then we both giggled.


At January 10, 2007 2:38 pm , Blogger Justice said...

Hi 'Sparkle'
I hope all has gone well with your blood test etc. I so empathise with you about your squatter... it pisses me off no end when friends think we're the Brisbane free accomm en route from NT to Sydney. You know that the xmas after we'd lost Zane, so 6 weeks later we had a friend ring to ask us to pick him up at the airport, he'd be there the next day. I finally got up the bravado to say I don't think now is a good time..when i wanted to say fukk off and find someone else to sponge (bob) off for 2 weeks..ugh. You could always be a bit 'mysterious' and say now isnt a 'good time' for guests..at least get a departure date out of him/her. Thinking of you M

At January 10, 2007 8:14 pm , Blogger three minute palaver said...

those numbers are sensational. If you want to check your numbers against something, this site 'might' help... http://www.bobrow.net/kimberly/birth
I'd say based on their table of numbers, you are right on track :) with your lovely beta score.OH and hope the annoying friend disappears very soon so you can start to unwind, unhibited on the couch in peace.

At January 11, 2007 12:10 am , Blogger suzzcq70 said...

Congrats! Those numbers are awesome. Doubling time is around 33 hours, so you are an overachiever! Wouldn't it be funny if that little embie split into two!

This is my fave beta site: www.betabase.info

At January 11, 2007 1:01 am , Anonymous Margo said...

What wonderful news Sparkle! Those are some great numbers. Congratulations!

At January 11, 2007 1:25 am , Blogger Thalia said...

so very happy for you, sweetie. Keep it up!

At January 11, 2007 9:01 am , Blogger Lut said...

This is fabulous! Another hurdle cleared!

At January 11, 2007 10:51 am , Blogger Millie said...

So sorry for the uninvited guest.

So glad things are going so well with the very invited guest.

At January 11, 2007 12:05 pm , Blogger Summer said...

That's great! I hope these next 3 weeks aren't as torturous as they seem they will be and it goes relatively fast.

At January 11, 2007 12:28 pm , Blogger Meri-ann said...

Yay- great numbers!!

At January 12, 2007 9:40 am , Anonymous JMW said...

Congratulations Sparkle! I don't know you but I'm very excited for you.

Check out this fabulous calculator site where you can fill in your hCG numbers and it makes you a chart to show what range you're in. http://babymed.com/tools/pregnancy/hcg/

Sounds like you are doing great!

At January 13, 2007 6:36 am , Blogger Mother2b said...

Dear Sparkle:

I've read your blog and feel very connected to your and your readers, as people often do, I suppose, with people who share their struggles, even if they never meet. I just wanted to say how happy I am that you seem to be getting some very positive news right now! Some very good vibes are being sent your way across the Pacific...

I live in NYC, but my mother is Australian. I'm in my late thirties and I have a video blog about my frolics in (in)fertility. I've been trying for a year. One miscarriage. If you'd like to check it out:

Would love everyone's comments and to hear your experiences!



At January 15, 2007 7:03 am , Blogger Pamplemousse said...

Way to go, Sparkle! Great numbers. Good luck at the scan.


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