I have three words for you: We Did It!

Through much hard work, love, dedication, determination, paypaling, and support guess who has reached her FET savings goal? Me! I don’t think I can even articulate this feeling that is gallivanting through my body right now. Imagine 3 cans of red bull without the headache. Imagine the exhilaration of a continuous volt of electricity without the pain. My spirit is doing cartwheels and triple salchows.

I just got off the phone with the North East clinic and I could do my FET whenever I want. As in if I bleed tomorrow I could be cycling the next day. Insane.

Too much insane, actually. But I have a date. Well, really it is a month. July will be the independence month for my embryos. July. 2008. As in just a bit over a month from now. Insane. Insane. Insane.

Here is what the clinic’s plan is: CD2 ultrasound and bloodwork at local clinic. If all systems go then I begin estrace. CD15 gets another ultrasound and bloodwork. If things are still going well then I begin PIO and Pvagrockets. (& maybe medrol? um…I was doing the cartwheels and might have missed something) I don’t have to be up at North East Clinic until CD20 (or later if I want to take the embryos to blast. Do I want to do that?) Three days after transfer I get bloodworked & ultrasounded and then I can go home.


I wish I could single out & thank each and every one of you that helped me get this far. Our community is unstoppable and all-embracing. I have met so many groovy and wonderful women in these last few months. Women that went above and beyond to help me out. I will probably never know how much work some of you guys did behind the scenes. I love you all.

What I do know is that this kind of support is something that needs to continue on to others. I can’t wait to find out who the next UTERUS recipient is for the Summer season.

Thank you. Thank you infinity. You are now getting front row seats to the great summer thaw of 2008.


  1. says


    There are not enough Yays.

    Even as a newcomer to the “scene,” I could see just how much you’ve done for other people, and I couldn’t be happier that the people banded together so you can have this opportunity.

  2. says

    Hooray x infinity!!! No knowledge about taking frozen embies to blast, but I’m very happy I took my freshies to blast (since out of the whole crop only 2 were really good blasts with central cell masses) so…might be worth it?

    Regardless, hooray for you!!! I can’t wait to follow you along!

  3. Kristine says

    YEAH!!!!!!! I AM SO FREAKIN’ EXCITED FOR YOU!!! I can not even wait to read all about this journey, you know I’ll be sending you all kinds of postive thoughts/vibes your way!!! JULY is a WONDERFUL MONTH!!! Kristine

  4. says

    AWESOME. Is it terrible that I’m imagining the conversation that I want you to have in the future? “Well Little Calliope Jr., I sure can tell you how a baby gets made. It starts when the innernets loves a woman very much…” I can’t wait for the cycle to begin!!!

  5. says

    Too exciting. I’m shaking like little dogs do when they get worked up. My friend calls that “trilling in your bones”.

  6. says

    RIGHT ON!!!! Now I have something to look forward to in July, other than mosquito bites and charred hot dogs. 😀

  7. says

    I only read your title before I burst into tears. It could be all the hormones, but I am just so overwhelmed with happiness for you dear. Congratulations!

  8. alison says

    Holy, holy crap. Soooooo excited for you! So excited. Jumping up and down and sending you virtual hugs!

  9. alison says

    Gah! I hit post too soon. You know, most parents tell their babies (especially in our community) how much they were loved and wanted before they were born, but this takes love of the unborn to a whole new level. Now I’m getting all sappy and singing “I knew I loved you before I met you” in my head. Ahh Savage Garden.

  10. says

    You go girl!!!!!!!!!!! I am unbelievably thrilled for you!!!! I think this community is the most supportive, caring, kick-ass group of women I have ever met. I hate the IF struggle, but damn, do I love the IF community!

  11. says

    YES Cali!!! I’m so freakin happy for you. And I never had any doubt you would get to this place. Yay!! Can’t wait to read along as this all happens!!

  12. Queenie says

    I scrolled down looking for the thermometer, and couldn’t quite believe it when I saw it was to the top!!! I’m soooo thrilled for you. I am blown away by how well you care for your grandmother, and it’s utterly thrilling to see you get a shot at the FET.

  13. Kat says

    thrilled, thrilled, thrilled and so excited for you! It will be a grand reunion — embryos meet your new home!

  14. says

    This is beyond wonderful news. I’m relatively new to the blogging community, and I’m glad that I stepped in just in time to watch everyone pull together and watch this miracle unfold. May the magic continue through July and beyond!

  15. says

    OH. MY. GAWD.
    so so soooooo excited for you!!!
    there have been a lot of happy and anticipatory tears shed today ~ and now more of the same! sending you all the love and sharing in so much excitement


  16. sabrina says

    yippeeeeeeeee! this is so amazing. i’m so very happy for you. as for going to blast, there’s a whole way of looking at it, i can email you about it if you’d like… did i say yippeeeeeeee?!?

  17. Clemency says

    How many ways are there to say HOOOOOOOOOORAY!!

    So very pleased for you and proud of all of us! And cannot wait until you’re next on the rag!

  18. Salome says

    How wonderful! July will be here before you know it! One thing I beg of you: please, for the love of God, no belly shots. I’ll never understand why bloggers feel the need to share pictures of their increasingly expanding girth for all and sundry. The worst offenders post shots of huge naked bellies. Bad as the clothed shots are, there’s something about all that straining flesh that, gives me a case of the ookies.
    There exists exactly one photograph of me hugely pregnant and I am sitting in a hammock. There is a belly there, but it is not drawing undue attention to itself.
    It may be of interest to the belly shot women’s nearest and dearest but much as I enjoy reading some gal’s musings on life I don’t need photographic evidence that yes, there is a baby in there ripening on the vine.
    I also have an aversion to so-called “birth stories” in blogs. We know the outcome but they tend to go on and on and on. Unless a baby emerges fully grown from her father’s forehead or rises from the sea in a clam shell there really is no reason to bore us with accounts of water breaking during bingo or what merconium looks like.
    Anyway, your news is thrilling.

  19. Laura says

    My FET boy was transferred in July. It is a great FET month!

    I would say yes to the blast transfer. While my FET boy was not a blast baby this one is and I really think it helped to make the difference.

    How many embryos do you have on ice? (I have forgotten)

    PS… NaComLeavMo starts tomorrow!!


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