FREEZE ALL… I should have known….
I remember playing a silly running game in elementary school.. First, everyone stands on one side of the gym. When the teacher yells “GO”, everyone runs. When he/she says “FREEZE”, everyone stops. They keep doing this till someone, the Winner, reaches the other end of the gym.
I would always be somewhere in the middle… not the slowest, and definitely not the fastest. But I always looked at the finish line on other side of the gym thinking “today, I’m going to be the winner.” The funny part is when you get to 3-4 steps into it, you start developing a good stride..then they yell “FREEZE” and you MUST freeze or else you’re out of the game. And only ONLY if you run as fast as you can, and abruptly stop when they yell freeze, you just might have a chance to win. I can’t remember the name of this game. But I believe the adult IVF version should be called “Freeze All”.
See, under the suggestion of my IVF doctor, we chose to do a (Part 1) “freeze all” (no immediate transfer), then to a (Part 2) Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). The first part went pretty smoothly, rather quickly actually. Then they told us to wait. We waited till my next cycle started, then on cycle day 3 (CD3), they did a sonogram/bloodwork. Based on my results, they put me back on birth control for 2 weeks… to let my ovaries rest.
I’ve been in a pretty good mood… I’ve been patient… Even enjoyed myself a bit while I’ve been on been on this birth control regimen. But, yesterday I went in for a check up and I have, yet, another week on birth control and they added a nice little dose of Lupron to my daily routine. So I remain frozen, feet in place, eagerly focused on that finish line…. And our little ones stay frozen.
……Until they say “Go”