Monday, October 26, 2009

Only 5 :(

Well, it looks like we only have 5 follicles this time around. Needless to say, we aren't real pleased with the news. I just feel like we can't EVER catch a break. Of course the doctor said how shocked he was and blah blah blah - but really it's us, and of late I have come to expect nothing less. Right now we are just praying and hoping for the best. Trigger tonight, ER on Wednesday. I really pray that they are able to fertilize all 5 (maybe 6) and that all of them continue to grow and split normally and that they all become perfect blasts. So, we'll see.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cycle Update

OK - so we started stims on Saturday and had a doctors appt yesterday (Monday) to check the estrogen levels and - woot! woot! - we are at 142, which the nurse said was very good :) I go back to the doctor again tomorrow (Wednesday) for more testing - hopefully everything continues to be perfect! As of now - we are still on target with our ER next Wednesday (10/28) and our ET on 11/2. I am hoping to be able to give Jason the best 30th b-day gift EVER! Of course his b-day is on Thursday - but this one will be worth the wait! Fingers crossed and many prayers!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Round 2 is Underway!

Yup - you read correctly - round two of IVF has begun! Before Jason and I left for our weekend get-a-way to New Orleans, I began taking my daily Lupron injections... fun! Honestly though, they are not bad at all. I use the same needle that diabetics do for their insulin - so if all the people with diabetes can do it everyday - I guess I can do it for a few short weeks! So we start stims tomorrow!! Everything has been going so incredibly smoothly this time around! No unexpected cysts or low estrogen levels - everything has been perfect! (knock on wood!)

The egg retrieval is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 28th, but of course everything depends on estrogen levels, follicle counts and sizes - so it could be a day or so before or after the 28th :) I am getting so excited! Things seem so different this time around. I attribute this to many different reasons... 1) we've done it before and know what to expect 2) I am working and school keeps me very busy and distracted 3) I have 100% turned everything over to God, all my fears and all my hopes and prayers - it's all in His hands - and that has taken such a load off of me!

If things continue to go well and on schedule, we would be looking at a November 2nd, day 5 transfer and pregnancy test on November 11th. Hopefully we will be welcoming a new baby or babies around July 20th 2010 :)