"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. "

17 January 2011

Stop Thinking, Just Do

And so the daily shots begin
And my belly begins to bruise
And I attend my ultrasounds and blood draws
And I'm wondering if I'm eating and drinking the right things
And I'm worrying if work is stressing me out and ruining my egg quality
And I'm feeling high and hopeful because my RE is so excited about my progress
And I'm feeling low and scared because, hey, this hasn't worked YET, so why should it now?
Dear Baby... will you please please decide to finally join us? I really really want this to be the last time.

After 3 days of shots, my ovaries are responding well. Thank you, thank you, oh young ovaries! You surprise me after my last cycle and prognosis of 'sucky eggs'... So really, what IS wrong with me???  Why has this not worked yet? We've spent 4 years with really no, true answer...

My RE came in this morning to my monitoring appointment with a chipper look on her face saying, "I'm SO glad we decided to do this! Sometimes you just have stop thinking about it and go for it." And I agreed. I'm going to stop thinking about this and just do it.

Next peak at the ovaries is on Thursday. I'll keep ya posted.

P.S. - For those of you in my "Why Shot my Stork" group, all I have to say is: Thanks to my unicorn band-aids, Joan will be attending all of my appointments with me this time...


  1. So happy those Lil ovaries are working!!

  2. Found your blog today through another IF blogger, and I wanted to say hi. Yea for working ovaries, and best wishes for a successful cycle!

    P.S. Love the story behind the title of your blog, and the reference to How I Met Your Mother.

  3. This is wonderful news!!! Ovaries Keep cranking up those eggs!!!!

  4. Good work ovaries, try not to worry, you are doing the best you can!

  5. I am glad things are working out this time!!!

    Grow little Follicals grow!!!!!

  6. Glad your ovaries are working like they should! When is your estimated ER date? I think we are close to the same schedule.

  7. I am loving the positive vibes!! Grow follicles grow!!!

  8. You are truly a case study for "who the F*CK knows anything about anybody" or "why never to take RE's advice too seriously because they don't know everything." I wonder how many women have been told that her eggs suck when in actuality she just had a crappy cycle.

    Take heed, young, nubile ovaries, for this cycle you shall produce the best eggies EVER.

    Keep goin' with the flow....


  9. Have I told you how much I love your RE? She's awesome.....so glad she's not thinking and just doing. Wait....in a different context that could be read wrong. You know what I mean. ;-)

  10. So glad that I could help Joan come along for the ride! I'm praying hard for fantastic follies!