It’s here! The week of the RE appointment is upon us! Dun, dun, duuuuuuuuun… I am feeling all of the feelings. I am nervous simply because going to the clinic is always a nerve wracking thing, and after 2+ years off I feel remarkably like a newbie. I am excited to get things moving. I am apathetic because I know it’s going to mainly be a discussion of what we want to do and scheduling tests. Nothing too exciting. And, finally, I am stressed because I don’t know if we should bring the Bean Sprout.
By total happenstance my mother-in-law is in town for this appointment so we can 100% leave him at home, which would benefit all the other infertiles who are just dreeeeeeading having to see a child in the waiting room. But bringing him means the chance to introduce him to the doctor that helped conceive him! A thing I really feel I want to do! Then again I know it will be easier to focus on the appointment if I don’t bring him. He’s a full toddler now and will be into EVERYTHING. So, because it’s an option, I will likely leave him at home and only pout a little. We don’t have family living in town so it is very likely that, on some occasion, he will need to accompany us. Best to take our luck while we have it and leave him with the fam.
This will only be my second time meeting my actual doctor- Dr. Freckles. She took over for Dr. Green-Eyes when he retired and came on board as we were doing our IVF cycle. She did my egg retrieval. So the first time I laid eyes on her she was literally down at the business end stabbing a needle through my junk… But, all that aside, I really liked her. She was warm, professional, smart and damn sexy. A wonderful combination! I am very much looking forward to chatting more with her and getting to know her opinions about my condition and our options. This being our first meeting since IVF I will want lots of info on how that went clinically and what she thinks it all means. Why couldn’t we conceive on our own if we create such hearty good quality embies? WTF is up with my cycles and why do I have so few eggs but no drop in quality? Dr. Freckles please divine the meaning of my lady junk and tell us what we need!
Ok, so maybe my main feeling is excitement!