I wanted to try and have another baby. I mean, is that really so bad? Shutting the door makes so much sense. For so many reasons. And yet, I can’t stop thinking about it. All. The. Time.
the weight of the wait
I am currently waiting. Waiting to miscarry our last hope for another baby. These are the worst kinds of wait. I have experienced them before. The wait for something horrible to happen that one knows is coming, over which you have absolutely no control. But this time, with this wait, there is an extra heaving… Continue reading the weight of the wait
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…
round two, good to go
lining: 10.5 estrodial bumped to .4 ml. starting PIO shots and antibiotic today. February 6th is a go! Blastocysts thawed in the morning…transfered in the afternoon. Will thaw till we have two viable. Everything looks great!!!
the final step…egg transfer
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 and such
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
little by little
–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
and the injections begin
Just under three weeks until we transfer a hoped for little mccracken. Step 1. birth control, check Step 2. six days of Lupron injections and start a daily dose of Dexamethasone, check Step 3. 13 days of Ganirelix injections, starting tomorrow Other awesome pokes and pills to look forward to: Follastim injections, HCG injection, Folic… Continue reading and the injections begin
why IVF…why now?
After all this time? With all the children who need homes, why are we going back to square one? Why are we spending money on a procedure that we shunned six years ago; a procedure that only has a 40% success rate? The answer is simple: a baby! It has nothing to do with DNA… Continue reading why IVF…why now?