So we had our housewarming/grad party this past Saturday. It was a TON of prep and work leading up to it, but we had a great time as did everyone who attended. We had about 50 people and the weather held out. We served pulled pork, BBQ beans, cornbread, pasta salad, potato salad, BBQ chicken and had a ton of desserts. It really was a great time and we ended up staying up until about 3:30 with a few people. It's been a while since I stayed up that late.
We also got a bunch of money and some gifts (bonus!) I joked to W that if we get pregnant this cycle we will have enough wine until our child is about 2. The party really was great.
This evening I attended my first support group for infertility. It was called Circle of Friends and was really good. The only thing is that it is put on by a fertility clinic I don't go to. I didn't say anything about that, but felt a little bad when they were specifically referencing that clinic. The thing is, my clinic doesn't offer anything like that and it didn't seem to be a big deal. On the website it wasn't specific to their clients.
I am thinking of attending fertility yoga tomorrow as they have a small support group that follows as well. It was nice to see real faces dealing with the same issues. It made me realize we are at the shorter end of trying and treatments. There was one woman who did 7 IVF's (who also looked incredibly familiar), and another couple who just had their third IVF cycle that didn't work. It makes it clear that not everyone succeeds with IVF and this is the thing I am currently most nervous about. There isn't much use stressing about it and there was some great practical advice given tonight. I particularly liked the idea of having something scripted for social events and talking in advance about what will or won't be shared together. W and I are having a hard time with this lately since the excuse was always that he was in school. We are due for some new questions and not having a good response, this is something we need to work on.
I tried to call the nurse Thursday and she wasn't in. I totally forgot (due to the party) to call on Friday and called today and didn't get a return call. I am a little nervous about Lupron, but we do have at least a 13 day supply already. I think the biggest thing I need to internalize at this point is stress doesn't help or change anything. I am trying to be calm and positive about everything and highly considering acupuncture now that I found a fertility specific place. I just didn't want to go anywhere and pay all that money for someone who wasn't a specialist.