My journey through infertility

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Update from WTF

As usual, I'm about a week late on updating, but here it is.  We met with our RE last Tuesday to discuss what might of went wrong.  The answer was nothing.  Everything in our cycle went just as it should and our embryos looked great at transfer.  He basically told us we are one of the couples with bad luck.  He did say he is extremely optimistic about our chances with our two frozen embryos those.  He said they look great and he said if the embryo's make it through the thaw (which 98% of them do) he thinks our odds of success will be even higher on the FET than they were on the fresh cycle.  So we are hoping to have the money in place to do our FET sometime in June.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

IVF #1 was a BFN

I knew on Monday when I took an HPT before my first beta and the test was stark white.  My RE wouldn't confirm it until my second beta on Wed.  came back at 1.5.  It needs to be 5 to be considered positive.   DH and I are both heartbroken, we had such high hopes for this cycle.  We have our WTF appt. on April 10th, and then we will be taking a bit of time off.  I'm guessing we will do a FET to transfer our only two snow babies some time late spring or early summer.  If that does not work, we are shifting from IF treatments to talking to adoption attorneys.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I'm a bad blogger, but we have embryos

We transferred two beautiful embryos on Friday.   Once was an 8 cell and one was a 9 cell.   My RE puts our odds at about 60% right now so I'm trying to find the balance between hopeful and realistic.  Beta is Wed of next week.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We got 18 eggs

It went as well as it could possibly go today.  The only trouble was trying to get an IV into my dehydrated self.  It took two pokes but they pulled it off.    The RE said to plan on transfer on Friday, but it could get bumped to Sunday if things are going well.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

We have a retrieval scheduled

 I will be triggering tonight for egg retrieval on Tuesday afternoon.  At yesterday's monitoring I had 15 follicles measuring over 13mm so hopefully they will all grow nicely before Sunday and give me some fantastic eggs to work with.  Going into this process my hope was to get right around 15, so at this point I'm pretty happy with how everything is going.  I have had no issues with the shots, but the pills are doing a number on me.  I've been nauseous off and on all week, so I'm counting down until I can take the last of the pills.  

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The fun has started

I started the stims yesterday, and this morning I'm already dealing with a headache.  I think I'm in for a looooong next few weeks.   The shots themselves have been no trouble at all, so I'm just crossing my fingers this is just a random headache and not a sign of things to come.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I got my box o'drugs today

I am officially freaked out.  I've always seen other girls post the picture with all their meds in it, but it never really hit me until they were on my dining room table how insane it  really is.  I start shots in less than 2 weeks.  Somebody hold me.

Friday, January 27, 2012

We have dates!

I had my IVF consult on Wednesday.  We spent 3 1/2 hours at the clinic going over everything.  He also performed an SHG (sonohysterogram) which showed that there may be a small infection in my uterus.  He said this is an easy fix so we are just adding some kick ass antibiotics to my list of meds.  I was a little surprised by the meds my RE wants to use, but he said he has had a lot of success with this particular protocol, and says it minimizes OHSS (Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome).  I'm very optimistic (maybe a bit too optimistic).  Meds start March 2 and we are looking at egg retrieval and transfer the week of March 12th.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Small update

The big day is almost here...the IVF consult.  In one week I will have a start date, a protocol, and a giant hole in my bank account where all my money once was.  I have never been so excited and so terrified in my life.  What if I don't respond?  What if we can't get any eggs?  What if my eggs are complete crap?   I'm working really hard on distracting myself so I don't obsess too much, but work has been so slow that google just begs to be played with.  Luckily my husband got me an XBox 360 for Christmas so that has been a great distraction at home.