IVF: Game Changer

Beta #2 is tomorrow. If you don’t hear from us for a while, well, you can guess why. But we still feel pretty good about how things are going. Good signs are abound.

Despite the fact that we haven’t even gotten beta #2 yet, 14 people that we are close to already know (or presumably know, in the case of a couple spouses):

– Brother #1
– Brother #1’s Wife
– Brother #2
– Brother #2’s Wife
– My Friend #1
– My Friend #1’s Wife
– My Friend #2
– My Friend #2’s Girlfriend
– HopeToBeMommy’s Friend #1
– HopeToBeMommy’s Friend #1’s Husband
– HopeToBeMommy’s Friend #2
– HopeToBeMommy’s Friend #2’s Husband
– HopeToBeMommy’s Friend #3
– HopeToBeMommy’s Friend #3’s Husband

We may be very foolish. But these friends (and brothers) are close enough to us that they knew of our struggle…and they would also know if anything went wrong going forward. They all know this is just one (albeit very important) step in the process.

IVF is definitely a game changer. Typically people don’t tell others about pregnancy until at least week 8…yet here we are just 4 weeks pregnant and 14 people know. But it’s different this way…unless you are super private, too many people know too much, and there’s not much sense in hiding anything at this point.

And then there’s the parents. We plan on seeing my parents in two weeks, and hers sometime soon as well. We’d like to tell them in person….but it will take a virtual miracle for them not to ask. We’re not very good liars. We’ll try out best, but this simply ‘is what it is’. We’re not afforded the privacy ‘regular breeders’ get.

But I’m not complaining. Bring it on.


4 responses to “IVF: Game Changer

  1. It’s different if your on the IVF-path. No way I would tell people if we were trying to conceive the normal way (“Hey friends, we’re going to do it now!”) but quite a lot of people know. From a few of them we will need full support when things don’t turn out as we want, others I don’t want to explain what’s up when I feel scared or bad or whatever. Parents is a different page though…
    Good luck on everything!

  2. What great news! I absolutely understand all the emotions associated with the 2ww, then the news. I am so happy for both of you!! Praying that your baby/babies would grow to be healthy!

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