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Not this month - Elizabeth Unexplained
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Not this month
Its a good thing I didn't rush out to Village Pharmacy for the medication because it turns out I won't be needing it this cycle.

Dr. Grace looked at the baseline ultrasound from yesterday and it turns out I have a cyst, so no ART for me this month. It'll probably go away on its own, so we'll do another day 3 ultrasound next month and hope its gone by then.

Blah. I guess the silver lining is that if I conceived this cycle the due date would have been in December, which is generally considered to be sub-optimal as having a birthday too close to xmas is supposely a bummer. Yeah, well. The thing is, I'm sooooo beyond trying to schedule the due date of any kid for an opportune time. I just want a kid, and I figure that after a decade of two a kid would get over having a December birthday. Who cares about their birthday after 21 anyway?

The real good side of this is that I know none of my friends are stupid enough to suggest that it might happen this month without medical intervention. I am eternally grateful to all of you who have been commenting for your ability to be supportive and upbeat while managing not to say anything that will set me off. Given how I've been lately that takes real skill and I'm lucky to know such good people.

Current Mood: frustrated frustrated

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remcat From: remcat Date: March 6th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh boogers. The most boogery part is that (I believe) you are waiting for one more IUI before going on to try more complicated methods -- what a pain to have to wait out a whole cycle! Sucks sucks.

FWIW I have several friends (in their 30s!) who are still bitter every year about their late Dec/early Jan birthdays. But heck -- if your kid has an unfortunate birthday, you can just lie and change it when he's 3 or 4 and he'll never know. :)
enugent From: enugent Date: March 6th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Grrr - how frustrating. I hope the cyst is nothing to worry about in itself.

We originally thought we'd try to "schedule" a due date - don't bother thinking about it. Even if you manage to get pregnant on schedule, there's no guarantees that the baby's going to come on the due date, and not a month early...
mijven From: mijven Date: March 7th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC) (Link)

(hugs, if they help)

Hope that cyst sorts itself out for you soon! (Given that you haven't mentioned evidence of old cysts, I'm wondering if that means yours generally do sort themselves out? Back when I was under PCOS scrutiny, I remember being told mine looked like chocolate chip cookies....)

BTW, the reason most moms don't like December birthdays is because you the weather and first-month-avoidance tactics tends to make you isolated and more than a bit insane. Or the weird travel constraints during a busy (and awkward) holiday time. So yes, January/February due dates are much superior timeframes for these reasons! Assuming you're still planning on the next round, then at least that timing is working in your favor. (Besides, you'll have the best birthday parties - half a year of school means kids will be comfortable with each other and the other parents will be so joyful to have a weekend activity now that the hectic holidays are over and kids are bouncing off the walls awaiting Spring.)
From: readsalot Date: March 7th, 2006 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Mid-December birthday here, way past 20, and it's still an issue, because even trying to schedule dinner can run into problems with people's vacations and holiday plans.

The other problem is starting school early or late--I started "early", and was always the youngest person in the class even before I skipped a grade. It wasn't fun. At MIT I met someone who'd done the opposite, and started "late", and was therefore a year older than everyone else in his class, which was apparently no better.
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