Posted by: chicagoshells | February 27, 2012

This time in 2 weeks….

…we will be in our very first “two week wait.”  Basically, that’s the TTC world’s definition of hell, and I’m sure that once I’m there I’ll be climbing the walls with impatience.  But since it means we will have finally, officially started trying to conceive, right now that idea is the most exciting thing in the world. 

On Friday we had an appointment with the clinic we’re using.  There was a bit of drama over whether or not they could sign the medical certification form that our sperm bank requires, and I almost had a complete and total breakdown thinking we were going to be delayed yet another month.  It turns out that was just a misunderstanding from the somewhat inexperienced community healthcare worker talking to us.  The form has been signed and sent in, the order for two of our stored vials has been placed, and Trouble started her period last night.  Our inseminations should be late next week.  It feels so surreal that after all this time, all this angst, all this waiting, we’re finally going to do something active.  Something real.  Something that could in fact result in a real live baby.

Don’t get me wrong.  No one who has done the amount of obsessing I have could be under the illusion that first time success is likely, or that this next part of our journey will be easy.  I know that this is just the beginning of the next phase in what is often a marathon, and this phase could be months or years long.  But today, just the sweetness of finally being at the beginning of a new phase, after years of not even being at the starting gate, is pretty incredible. 



  1. YAY! Enjoy your first try, whatever the outcome. It’s a huge milestone for you to have gotten to this point.

  2. yeeeeee-HA!

  3. Good luck… I am about to start my first cycle of IVF whenever my AF comes (expecting it by 8th at latest). It’s a tough experience but think how wonderful it will be when you are out of the other side! 🙂

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