Tomorrow morning we have a consult with the IVF nurse! I'm not really sure what that means. I think she's just going to explain to us how IVF works and what we'll be doing and can (sort of) expect from start to finish. I'm so excited to be making the first step, but I'm not sure how quickly we'll be able to move forward with IVF. According to my cycle average, my next CD1 should be the 25th (yay - happy Christmas). We weren't planning to come home until the 29th (~CD5) so if I need to be in for an ultrasound on CD3 we won't be able to start BCPs.
I know that one month isn't a big deal, but it's still has me a little bummed. I won't be able to start BCPs until the end of January so a retrieval probably wouldn't happen until March. Even after 17 months of TTC, March seems so far away. It also means that we would either have to make the decision to NOT move home in May or to give up the opportunity to continue with IVFs or FETs using our clinic's awesome discount program. We're so fortunate to be in the program and I really want to be able to make the most of it.
Today is CD11 and right now I have zero signs that ovulation is about to happen - no EWCM, no positive OPK. This is a little unusual for me, but I'm not bothered by it - I'm really pumped. I have my fingers crossed so hard that my cycle is just a little bit longer than my normal. Just two days would make a big difference. Three would be better. It would give us some options. Also, ovulating later means there's a better chance that my eggs are fully mature so that's better for trying on our own anyway. We'll just have to wait it out and hope for the best!