Posts Tagged ‘IVF’

Thank you to all my friends at JustMommies

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 by by

For helping me get through a very difficult day.  I didn’t blog about our FET (frozen embryo transfer) cycle.  We had our IVF cycle in December and then in March we did an FET cycle.  I didn’t want to blog about this because I knew this would be a stressful month and I just wanted to get through it by myself.

We decided to thaw all five of the embryos we had frozen.  I had already decided before we even started that this would be our last cycle trying to conceive.  When I went in for our initial IVF consult I had every intention of doing three cycles.  But, I did not know how hard IVF was.  I did not know how I would feel when my cycle failed.  I went into this very naively.  I really just thought that it had to work.  In fact, I was so scared that I was going to end up pregnant with twins or multiples. We only transferred two embryos the first time.  I was very insistent on that.

Then when my cycle failed, I was crushed.  I told Kelly that I didn’t want to (more…)


What’s next?

Thursday, January 7th, 2010 by by

I have tried to type this blog post several times and never can get it written.  I have a follow up appointment with the doctor on January 15th.  I have five frozen embryos so we can try again but honestly I feel like I am at the end of the road.  We are most likely going to do a FET (frozen embryo transfer) as soon as the doctor says it is okay.  I don’t know how many embryos to transfer yet.  I am only talking to Kelly about this right now.  I really want to make this decision objectively with Kelly, myself, and my doctor but I need to hear what my doctor thinks before I can really know what action to take next.  I don’t know what the best plan is but I feel like if we don’t make this happen (more…)

Saying goodbye to Meeny & Miney

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 by by

I can barely type because of this God-awful rash on my hand.  It doesn’t look bad but it is making me miserable.  I think it is stress induced and is an irritating distraction to my day.

I have been taking tests since I did my trigger shot a couple weeks ago.  You can see all my pictures here. I have known for the last few days that things were not looking good.  I haven’t seen even the hint of a second line on any of my tests in several days.  I took 4 tests this morning before I went to go get my blood drawn.  I took the digital just to be sure.  I knew (more…)

Meet Meeny and Miney Moo!

Monday, December 21st, 2009 by by

I am home from the transfer. Everything went really well. We transferred two embryos. I am calling them Meeny & Miney Moo.

The transfer didn’t really hurt (more…)


Retrieval went well. Transfer is on Monday!

Sunday, December 20th, 2009 by by

I am sorry for not updating my blog yesterday.  Between the valium, phenergan, versed, and the pain med (I think I got something for pain but who knows.  I was out of it), yesterday was an exhausting day.  I don’t remember a whole lot about the retrieval.  I do remember a point where it was very painful but then don’t remember much after that.  I kept zoning in and out.

They retrieved 15 eggs!  I was so excited about that.  I was in the recovery room forever.  As usual, my blood pressure was low.  This is what happened after my surgery for my ectopic too.  My blood pressure was (more…)

Did my trigger shot last night! It’s on for Saturday!!

Friday, December 18th, 2009 by by

I wanted to blog last night but yesterday was so stressful for me that by the time I got done with my trigger shot I just wanted to go to bed.  I did the shot all by myself.  I am very proud of myself for that.

Last night I decided that I needed to have no distractions during this injection.  My stomach was sick for hours from the anxiety.  So, I did what all desperate moms do, I rented the kids a movie.  I made the mistake of mentioning it to them before I rented it.  I needed this movie to be started at just the right time so that it wouldn’t end just before I was about to inject myself.  I ended up listening to whining about “why can’t we watch it now” for about an hour or so.  Kids have no patience.  I started the movie at 9pm and had to do the injection at 10pm.

I headed up to (more…)

Retrieval didn’t happen today (Updated Retrieval is on for Saturday!)

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 by by

Sorry for the late update.  After I got home from my appointment on Tuesday I just felt awful.  These meds are making me feel just lousy.  I am barely functioning to be honest.  I ended up spending half the day in bed on Tuesday and was feeling better for a while yesterday but then ended up back in bed in the afternoon.  I wanted to update my blog but couldn’t quite drag myself out of bed to do it.

When I went to my appointment on Tuesday my follicles weren’t ready yet.  I know there was one that was measuring 17mm but that is all I remember now.  I think the rest were around 13 or smaller.  So they wanted me to keep doing the injections for a couple more days and come back on Thursday (today).  Then hopefully I will have my retrieval on Saturday or Sunday.

I went in today.  I have (more…)


Another update from me

Monday, December 14th, 2009 by by

I have been meaning to update my blog and let you know how I am doing.  I had my appointment on Saturday.  My ultrasound went well.  I still have about 12 follicles.  They seem to be growing well (I think).  I go in tomorrow for another appointment.  If all goes well tomorrow (I think) I will be taking the trigger shot tomorrow (I hope) and doing the retrieval on Thursday.  I am so nervous that I am not going to be ready and will have to wait some more.  It’s not like I can’t be patient but every day I stress out just a little bit more and I just want to be done with this.

I started taking cetrotide and menopur (just another two meds that I don’t feel like explaining).  I am up to three injections a day now.  I had a melt down when (more…)

Fed Ex, I love you!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 by by

So today I was having a mini melt down.  First of all, yesterday as I was about to do my injection for the day and realized that what I thought was a 900 iu pen was actually a 450 iu pen.  I had a little left in my other pen but I used 225 iu out of the 450 iu pen.  Seeing as today’s injection is 375 iu I was stressing out.  I asked Fed Ex to deliver my stuff on Wednesday thinking I had plenty of time because I thought I had a 900 iu pen left.  So here I am getting myself worked into a panic over this and thinking I might run out of meds.

Then, this morning I woke up to a ton of snow.  I start fussing at Kelly to get our driveway cleared because I need Fed Ex to be able to get in here today.  So he finally starts to clear the driveway.  We have a tractor with a plow attached to it.  He got about half of it done and (more…)

Ultrasound and appointment update

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 by by

I didn’t get a chance to blog yesterday but I had my ultrasound and bloodwork yesterday.  The ultrasound went well I think.  I had seven follicles on one side and six on the other (I think).  I didn’t write this down so I hope I have that right.  They were all measuring around 7 mm and I think that is normal.  My estrogen levels were a little low (70 in case you wanted to know) so they increased my Gonal-F to 375 iu.  I feel like that is a lot of Gonal-F just from looking at some of the other IVF girls’ protocol but I am older than a lot of the girls so that could be why.

I am to take 375 iu of Gonal-F Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and then go back on Thursday (more…)