It hit me today that I will NOT be doing our FET in August like I thought. When my friend was over today with her daughter, we talked through my cycle and I realized that I won’t get my first post-nursing period until August, at which time my RE wants to do a mock transfer. They will put me on BCP on day 1 of that first cycle and then the FET will be about 45 days later. We’re looking at September or early October, which is when we did the transfer for Matthew. I am totally cool with this – but it did surprise me that I hadn’t thought through this earlier than now.
The good news of all of this is that I’m obviously not obsessed with TTC/IVF like I was when we were trying so hard to get Matthew. When we were working on getting him, I would build spreadsheets to figure out when I may cycle if this one, or that one, didn’t work and if I had a chemical pregnancy, etc. I was a crazy woman. This time? My RE said we’d do the cycle in August and I just figured, “oh, a transfer in August.” No – it does not work that way 😉 So late September it will be if I get my period when I expect it.
Again – totally cool with it! It means I have even more time with just Matthew, which is ultimately what I want. The idea of another baby makes me a little sad because Matthew is my bestie and I don’t want that to change. But I do want him to have a bestie that is closer to his age than his dear old mom – and that is why we’re doing this when we are. He LOVES other kids and really needs to have one of his own at home 😉