So I left off on the eve of my first check-in while stimulating. Part of me had anxiety that the meds wouldn’t be working…but most of me was excited to see how I was responding. My protocol for this round was pretty insane. For Liam’s round (retrieved 32 eggs but only 3 made it to… Continue reading Grow eggies grow!
So the infamous “two week wait” is here. For IVF, it’s a a little shorter because we transferred 5-day old embryos. The timing of my transfer was great. I’ve been able to do this since I got home Friday afternoon. This about sums up what I’ve been doing except for a trip to church this… Continue reading The wait is here
Ringing in the first day of 2017 with my first progesterone in oil (PIO) shot. Here’s to a great start to a baby! Here’s to 80+ more shots (hopefully!!)!
It was December 24, 2013. My first IVF cycle was coming to an end. I went in for my beta (without testing at home first) and took the day off from work. It was Christmas Eve after all! Mid-morning, I got the call. “You are pregnant!…But…,” said one of the doctors. “Let’s be cautiously optimist… Continue reading Merry Christmas…again
The holidays are tough for those suffering with infertility or secondary infertility. Or for those who have suffered a loss. Heck who am I kidding – every time of year is tough. I saw this on Resolve.org and felt it was worthy to be shared. I thought these tips really hit home. Keep these in… Continue reading Infertility etiquette
Sunday was a bit stressful. And a bit uncomfortable. My ovaries had double digit eggs growing on each one and it was getting harder to sit and to go to the bathroom. I had another morning appointment. The ultrasound was also uncomfortable! The largest follicles had grown from 20mm to 23-24, so I knew the… Continue reading Eggies are still growing!
So I really have been slacking at this whole “blogging as I go” but hopefully some recapping is better than nothing a little bit later. Thanks for sticking with me. More to come soon about the crazy egg retrieval and my recovery. ❤️
What a difference a week makes! Last Monday I was in getting a cyst aspirated (drained) and just 8 days later, I’m potentially half way done with my IVF meds! I went in last Thursday, 11/10, for bloodwork to see how my estrogen was dropping and if I could move forward with IVF meds. My… Continue reading
… Or in this case, an ovarian cyst. When my period didn’t really show her face last week beyond some heavy spotting, my nurse called me in for an ultrasound and bloodwork to see what was going on. On Friday, I headed to the perimeter location of my Dr office and was trying to be… Continue reading Then I hit a speed bump…
Last day of progesterone suppositories. Woo hoo!!! After two of these today…I wait for my period to arrive. Then the fun begins! I’ll share more soon as I embark on the 6k medication train!