Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Transfer was a success!

2, 8 cell, perfect embies were successfully transferred this afternoon! Below is a picture of "the twins". I am on bed rest for the rest of the evening. Keep growing and stick embies stick!

This is a picture of a picture, so the quality isn't that great.



Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day 2 Fertilization Report

All 7 embryos are still growing! They have scheduled us for a 3 day transfer @2 PM tomorrow. The nurse said that they will check the embryos again in the morning and may switch to a 5 day. However, she said to plan on tomorrow.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Day 1 Fertilization Report

7 out of the 9 eggs were mature. The good news: All 7 eggs fertilized normally!

We will get a call tomorrow afternoon with another update. They will let us know if we will have a 3 day transfer (Tuesday) or a 5 day transfer (Friday). I am hoping for the 5 day transfer. Then I can take off on Friday and have the whole weekend to chill.

On another note, my brother and SIL moved to Northern VA for a couple of years and have recently moved back closer! I'm excited to have some of my immediate family close to us. I am excited about spending more time with my niece. I have felt that I haven't been able to spend much time with her. When they lived in VA, I would randomly think about getting her on the weekend, to do something, but she was always to far for me to get her in a reasonable amount of time. I work about 10 minutes from where they live now and would love to just pop in to give her a squeeze during lunch and then go back to work or pick her up on my way home. I am cool with my SIL, but we have never had the relationship of communicating regularly and just dropping in to see what's up with each other. I would love for our families to get closer. I will admit that, as of yet, I haven't made a big effort for that to happen.

Well enough rambling. I will post an update when I get our Day 2 report!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Retrieval day!

Everything went well at the retrieval today. The doctor was able to get 9 eggs! I had a rough time coming out of the anesthesia, but they gave me some anti-nausea medication that made me feel better quickly. The cramping for this retrieval was more painful then IVF#1. It took the full day to get back to normal.

I start estrogen pills and progesterone shots tonight. The practice has switched from PIO shots to progesterone suppositories, but my insurance doesn't cover them. I can't see spending $390 for a two week supply that may not result in a pregnancy. I'm going to just stay on the shot for two weeks. If the result is positive, then I'll switch to the suppositories for the rest of the first trimester. If I don't get pregnant, I won't miss the $390 I would have spent. The PIO shots through my insurance company are $10.

Now were are waiting for the fertilization report. Ahhhh! I really hope that all 9 will do well! They will call between 12-3PM, tomorrow, with their status.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Retrieval on Sunday!

Retrieval is on Sunday morning! Yay!

We have a total of 10 follicles growing now and all of them are 22, 20, and 18mm.

I will do the HCG trigger tonight (tomorrow morning) at 1:15AM!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

U/S Scan 3

All 8-9 are still growing! They are all 16-18mm. I may trigger tomorrow, putting my retrieval on Sunday morning.

E2= 1321
Lining= forgot to ask

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

CD 7 - Day 6 of Stims

My appt went well today. The u/s tech couldn't see any new follicles on the scan, but all 9 are growing strong. I got a call this afternoon to change my dosage on my evening menopur to two vial instead of one (75IU to 150IU). I will also start my ganerilix injections tonight to prevent premature ovulation.

E2= 413
Lining= 8.8

I have only drunk 1/2 a liter today so far and 1/2 a Gatorade. Today's been busy at work, so I didn't get out for lunch. I'm hungry as hell! Once I get out of here, I am going to take DS to get some dinner and then to t-ball practice. Usually I just get him something, and then eat when I get home, but tonight I will be fast foodin' it! I'll try to make a decent choice.

Finish the remaining 1.5 liters water

Monday, April 20, 2009

Rainy day

It is so gross outside today! Rain, rain, go away!

Today's goals:
2 liters water
1 hour cardio
15 minutes yoga/stretch
15 relax with heat

I can't wait until the u/s tomorrow. I hope that my ovaries are having more activity!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Off to a good start

We are off to a good start. The ultrasound today showed 9 growing follies so far! There are six on my right ovary and 3 on the left. I'm hoping for a few more on Tuesday's u/s. The nurse called with instructions to stay on the same dose of meds.
Other info:
E2 (Estrogen level): 185
Endometrial lining: 5.5

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Stims, Stims, and more Stims!

Today was the first day of stims (of many more to come), but it wasn't too bad. C will give me one dose of Gonal-F in the morning and another in the evening in addition to a shot of Menopur. Fun stuff! It really isn't bad though. I can feel my ovaries burning a little. I hope that means lots of follies are growing!

Today's goal:
Drink 2 liters of water
Cardio - 1 hour

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

CD 1...IVF #2

I really hope that this cycle works! I really don't have a lot of expectations for an outcome either way. The plan is to follow the protocol and live as normal as possible before and after the transfer. During cycle one, I barely moved after the embryo transfer!

Here is how the cycle is panning out:

4/15: CD 1 (nothing but prenatals and baby aspirin)
4/16-4/19: Start Stims (Gonal-F, Menopur)morning/evening
4/19: Go into RE's office for blood work and U/S...see how many follies are growing!

Dates looking forward:
4/28: Estimated egg retrieval
5/1-5/3: Estimated egg transfer

We'll I'm heading to bed...getting my butt out of bed in the AM for some much needed cardio!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We're back!

The fam had a great vacation. I had a wonderful time, but I was glad to get back. That is until I went to work today.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Leaving for vacation

We are leaving in the AM for our trip to San Diego and Mexico! I so need this trip.

As soon as we return, we will be in our next IVF cycle. This trip is right on time!