Back in April (Friday 13th - lucky for some clearly) Adam and I wandered up a little riverside path in Warwick to meet Niki for a cup of coffee for the first time. I was very nervous about saying/doing all the right things, but I needn't have worried, as the conversation and laughter flowed freely whilst we scoffed tea and cake in the sunshine. This appears to have set a precedent as all our meet ups appear to feature food, drink, chatter and laughter in various quantities, as well as an awful lot of childish behaviour. We're having a wonderful time in this "getting to know you" period and loving every teamie get together.
We had an exciting step forwards on Thursday as Niki and I went to Harley Street for our first appointment with Dr C. This was really just a preliminary one, to get various details and discuss the necessary tests that needed to be done before we start talking about treatment. We both went away clutching test request forms, a little dazed from the large quantity of information.
Even though I've already "been there", it felt pretty much as new/exciting/confusing as it did in 2010! I need to look at getting my IVF done over the summer (so it doesn't impact on work) and whilst I'm a little nervous, I just want to get it done so we can get some embryos in the freezer and know what we're working with. I was so excited to introduce Niki to Dr C, as it made it all feel a lot more real. Timing wise, I suspect things will suddenly move quite quickly - the last few months seem to have have flown by so it will be July/August before we know it....
Post appointment, in the sunshine, with well earned cold drinks.