IVF is hella confusing, y'all. We went ahead and ordered my meds this weekend thinking we'd immediately move forward with this IVF cycle. But we still have so many questions as far as how to pay (cycle by cycle vs. pre-paying for multiple cycles on a plan), what the heck I'm supposed to do with all these meds (I actually have to mix some of them before injecting - dear me!), and just lots of other "what if" type questions. After a sit-down on Sunday with my parents (who are graciously helping us fund this process), we all decided the wise thing to do would be to sit out this cycle, get our ducks in a row, and proceed with IVF on the following cycle.
I'm totally fine with that... there are many reasons why this is good. One big one is that 10/15 is our last big deadline of the year at work and it'll be nice not having to worry about balancing work and baby-making during the next couple of weeks. I certainly do not want to be stressed during this process! But a month can seem like an eternity at times... I have my little spouts of impatience, like "ugh, let's just GO!" But on the other hand, I definitely do not want to charge forward without dotting all our I's and crossing all our T's. And we're only talking one month. We'll be in the throws of it all soon enough and we're very excited! For now we're just trying to figure out what the hell we're doing.
One thing we do know? This is stupid expensive. A little word to the fertiles... next time you're in mixed company and feel like complaining about how expensive babies are... Don't. (I say that with a loving stink eye.)