I cannot believe we have made it this far. Feeling the baby move inside of me, and seeing her move on the gazillion ultrasounds I have had is more than Adam or I ever hoped for when we started fertility treatments last summer. No matter how the next 10 weeks play out, we feel truly… Continue reading 29 weeks and all is (kind of not) well
22. Higher than our first beta last time. That’s good! We’ll see what Thursday’s number holds. Possibly two babies…but probably just one good one. 🙂
off to the clinic. embryos three and four better be the ones….cause my butt is already protruding with nasty oil welts. Yes, I am permanently attached this go around to the heating pad. It is quite comical. I hate progesterone! 🙂 I am anxious to hear how the thaw went, and how many baby blasts… Continue reading here we go
with excitement! I am not nervous this go around. Just anxious and excited. I guess that is because I know what to expect. And if we didn’t have any hope, we wouldn’t be going forward. So I am just excited. What will be will be. We will take it as it comes. Hoping two little… Continue reading bursting…
February 6th *crossed fingers and toes.
Tomorrow it begins! Estrogen. Dexamethosone. Progesterone. Shots and pills. Thawed embryos. Bed rest. Blood draws. And lots of prayers. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. And then…maybe a baby.
August 31st 2012….the day we had two little embryos implanted! Unlike egg retrieval, this procedure is relatively short and painless. Of course, I do use the word relative because I did have an ice cold speculum (yes, they ice it first) inserted so that a catheter could be inserted up into my uterus. That is… Continue reading the final step…egg transfer
OHSS is short for Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome. It is a complication that can arise when egg production is being stimulated. And yes, I got it. Doctor Fisch told me I was at risk for it with the amount of eggs I was producing coupled with how long they had me on the stim meds. But… Continue reading OHSS
Egg retrieval was on Sunday, 8/26/2012. Egg retrieval means: a procedure where all of the eggs the doctors have been growing and stimulating in my body over the past month are harvested. I had many mature follicles with 23 eggs ready to burst out of me by the time retrieval day came. Some women only… Continue reading egg retrieval and such
–baseline ultrasound looks great. –no issues with any of the 25 vials of blood that were drawn from me…or Adam (although he only had two vials worth…punk!) –starting Follistem tonight and Luveris tomorrow. –next ultrasound…next Monday. –10 or 11 days from retrieval. We are calm around here…just waiting. Running a house with eight children leaves… Continue reading little by little