I sometimes do not know whether to find it comforting or disconcerting when I think about all of the tests and steps involved in preparing for IVF. It almost makes me feel like we are back at the drawing board 2 years ago trying to figure out what is wrong in the first place. A single item of comfort for myself is having been through three previous rounds of injectable medications. I know a few other women who have undergone IVF after multiple IUI cycles with clomid and one the hardest things for them is adjusting to the many shots given over the course of a several weeks. I am actually thankful that I have been through this already and will not have the added anxiety of not knowing what to expect when I start shoving needles into my stomach and legs. (Oh the little pleasures right?). But here’s to our first IVF try and all of the little roller coasters that are sure to go along with it!