Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Trying the Second Time Around
I've been thinking about how a future pregnancy might be different from my first pregnancy.
1. When I worked in an office, my day was pretty regimented. It was easy to eat the same breakfast and lunch at pretty much the same time every day. As a result, my bloods were tight.
But now, I taxi Baby L from activity to activity, and do work from my kitchen table and laptop. Unfortunately, it's really easy to nosh when the fridge is right there ----> .
And yes, once Baby L is securely ensconced in day care (as of tomorrow!), I plan to get out of my damn house and work at the nearby cafe or library. That way, I don't waste my precious kid-free time doing things like organize my paperwork when I need to actually work and bill for those hours instead. (Unless someone local wants to pay me an arm and a leg to organize their files.)
2. I didn't mind (usually) when I had to keep detailed pen and paper records of my bloods, my food, my boluses, my set changes, etc. because I could usually sit at the office desk and just do it during a slow period. With Baby L usually wanting something or other, I don't always have the time or the patience to log things so systematically.
3. In a way, knowing that IVF worked once before cuts out a lot of the question about infertility treatment. But knowing that I'm two years older brings up a new bunch of questions. Will it still take long to conceive? Will I ever conceive again? How much will it cost us for this second attempt?
Is there anyone out there who can weigh in on what was different the second time you started trying to conceive? Or how type 1 played a role in a second pregnancy attempt and how it may have differed from a first go-round?