Thursday, January 31, 2013

May have spoken too early

Last night when I got home from work I helped the hubby make dinner. Just before dinner was ready I turned to him and said I think I might have to throw up before dinner. Next thing I know I'm in the bathroom getting sick. Then again today while I was at work I got sick again. Did I speak too soon? Is this what morning sickness is?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What a long week

This feels like the longest week ever!!! Seriously??? It's only Wednesday? Well I have nothing new to report. I am so ready for it to be Monday so we can have the ultrasound already. I just need it so I know that this is for real. I mean I have had no other symptoms so it makes me really nervous. I mean not that I want to be throwing up all day everyday like some of the poor girls on my birth month board, but a little morning sickness would help be a little more at ease. Well at least I only have to wait until Monday. 4 days and a wake up. Can't come soon enough.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Final beta

Drum roll please~~~~~~~~ 3rd and final beta came in at 2080. Another doubling time right around 49 hours which is right where it needs to be. So now the next step is an ultrasound which is scheduled for Monday February 4th. It is going to be the longest week and a half of my life. But it will be so worth the wait. I mean this really is the start of something good. Even according to my fortune cookie today it says it all. "Your present plans are going to succeed"

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Beta #2

Well I just got the call that beta number two looks great! 1061 I am so excited!!!! I have to go backing Friday for I think my last beta. The nurse said that at thy point it would be within the next week or two when they would do an ultrasound. I seriously can't wait!!!
It still doesn't feel real. I mean I don't feel pregnant, no morning sickness or anything like that. I'm cool with that though. I am very bloated still from the meds, so to me I look like I'm pregnant already but I am sure to others I just look fat.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Beta is in!!!!

As you all know I tested on Thursday and got a BFP. Well I didn't have any more tests at home and I didn't want to spend any extra money on tests so I had to wait for my beta. Well that was this morning and and after waiting for 5 hours for my nurse to call I finally got the word that I am pregnant and my beta was 540. I am so excited!!!!! I can't believe that I am 4 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I am such a happy girl!!! I go back in on Wednesday for a repeat beta and I am sure I will get more instructions as to my next steps. Other good news today was that I was told I could cut back to only twice a day with my Endometrin!!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I tried really hard

I really did tried as hard as I could to be on the beta or bust bus. I just couldn't make it anymore. When a girl who did her 5dt the day before me got a BFP yesterday I felt like I had to test. I was so nervous since I knew that if I did test and got a negative that was it. But if I got a positive nothing would change either since I would still just have to wait until Monday for my beta. Well as I said I couldn't wait any longer and the results on the FRER were pretty clear. I'm officially pregnant!!!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Who's counting?

Me!!!! Only 5 more days until beta. Longest 5 days ever!!!! Nothing new to report. I am still on the beta or bust wagon. The hubby works for 48 hours so I won't test when he isn't home. Earliest I might test would be Friday, but if I wait that long I might as well wait until Monday. I really want to know!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It's been a week

Yep can you believe it??? It has been one week since our 5 day transfer and I still have not tested! Hubby and I had a few weak moments lay night where we thought we should test but the bottom line is it won't change anything. It won't change what I am doing since I am trying to act as if I am already pregnant, and it won't make my beta any earlier because that is Monday. If it had been any other weekday they might have pushed to have me come in one day earlier but they don't like to push to have people come in early especially when that means coming in on a weekend. So it looks like I just continue to wait it out. 6 more days. Warp speed ahead please!!!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

7 more days

Seriously I think this may be the longest 7 days of my life. I really want to know but I am scared. Also I only have 1 FRER at the house and no cheapies. I mean I could order cheapies but unless I pay extra for shipping they won't get here until after beta. I could go to the dollar store and get some, but then no matter what the results would be I would want to test everyday until beta to either watch the line get dark or hope that it appears. If there is no line I am not sure how I will act. I feel very confident that this time worked. I mean I haven't even played the what if this doesn't scenario out in my head so that has to be a good sign, right? Anyway no real point to this post except for the fact that this will be the longest week of my life.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Can you feel the chill in the air??? That's because we were able to freeze one embryo yesterday. I am so excited!!!! My RE told me not to get my hopes up because they only freeze perfect embryos. Well that means my little snowflake is perfect!!! Yeah!!!! Best news ever!!!
As for me there really isn't anything going on. I feel great. I am 3 days post 5 day transfer. According to one of the websites I frequent today the implanting continues. It would still be way to early to test, plus I am on the fence with the beta or bust idea. We will see how the next 10 days go. Wow 10 days seems so far away. Hopefully next week will go quickly since we have a team meeting at work.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

PUPO again!!!

Today was transfer day and we transferred 2 embryos. 1 great and 1good according to my RE. According to me they are perfect and I hope they snuggle in.

Monday, January 7, 2013

No update

Apparently On day 4 there is no embryo update. WTH??? Don't they know a mom worries about her babies??? I guess their logic is to not wake a sleeping baby so we are letting this little embies grow and we will see them tomorrow.
Tomorrow is a big day!!! Transfer first thing and then my parents fly home. As if the hormones weren't enough alone to make me cry the fact that my parents are heading back home makes me cry.
Please send prayers, good wishes and vibes this way as I am sure I will need it to get through my emotional day.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Early wake up

Although it was another day off of work I had to set my alarm for an early wake up since it was transfer day. An hour before my alarm was schedule to go off my phone rang. It was the nurse calling to tell me that the morning embryology report was in and we had 6 embryos at the early compaction stage, so they moved me to a 5 day transfer. I am so happy that my embies are growing. Things really are so different than last time. If you could keep those growing vibes coming they would be greatly appreciated.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Just another Saturday

Today was the first day that we have been able to sleep late in forever. It was glorious! We woke up around 8:30 or 9:00 and went to the kitchen to make a yummy pancake breakfast. As soon as we sat down for breakfast I got the call to tell me how my little embies were doing. We have a total of 15, 2-4 cell, 2-3 cell, and 11-2 cell. This is so much better than last time but it still may not be good enough to push us to a 5 day transfer which is what I was really hoping for. They gave me my tentative transfer time as 11:00am on Sunday but told me there was a chance they would call me in the morning to tell me that we are going to 5 days. Nothing can ever be simple.
Originally we were going to go out for one last dinner with my parents on Sunday night since they are only in town until Tuesday and the hubby has to work on Monday. But since there is a chance I will be on bed rest tomorrow we decided to do dinner tonight. It sucks because my parents really wanted my inlaws to join us for dinner but my mother in law is not feeling well so they will not be joining us. We will miss them but surely we will enjoy our meal.
For those of you of the praying type please say some prayers for my little embies so they continue to grow and hopefully we can push to a 5 day transfer. Maybe that would mean we could go out to dinner again tomorrow too. ;-)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Fabulous Friday

Woke up this morning in a little pain from the retrieval yesterday. I was going to take one of the Vicodin and crawl back into bed but I knew I had a lot to catch up on at work. On my way into work I got the phone call from Nurse D with my fert report. 33 eggs retrieved, 24 were mature and 18 fertilized with ICSI. This is the best news ever!!!! Seriously no one can ruin my day today. I should be getting an update on my little embies everyday. As of right now we are looking at a 5 day transfer which will be on Tuesday. All I can think about right now is how bad I need these little embies to grow. Any growing vibes you can send are much appreciated.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Overachieving Ovaries!!!

Today was the big day for egg retrieval. Such an early morning when the alarm went off at 4:15am. Got showered and dressed and on the road. We arrived right on time at 6:00am and the place looked like a ghost town. No one was at the check-in desk but I fill out the paperwork anyway and tucked it next to keyboard. After sitting in the waiting room for a few minutes they called us back. This was the first day they were doing procedures for the year and I was the 2nd person in the line up. The RE that did the procedure was really nice (he did one of my IUIs too). Everything went smoothly and they were so pleasantly surprised that we got 33 eggs!!! We have decided this time to do ICSI right from the start to hope that we can get lots fertilized. I have been resting all day and feel pretty good. Now I just wait for the phone call tomorrow. Hopefully it will be great news.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Starting the new year with a bang

2012 was a tough year. After 5 failed IUI cycles and 1 failed IVF cycle we are ready to start 203 with a bang. I spent the last 3 days waking up early for monitoring appointments. For those of you who know me, you know I am not a morning person. Anyway on January 1st I got the call that I would be triggering that night at 8:30pm and that egg retrieval would be the morning of the 3rd. What a great way to start the new year!!! My E2 was over 2100 and I have 16 follicles on my right and 14 on my left, most were ranging from 18-20mm in size. I am ready for the Easter egg hunt to begin. I am pretty bloated and they are worried about OHSS, so I stocked up on Gatorade and have cut back on my water intake.
I have to arrive at the surgical center at 6am on Thursday and it is an almost 2 hour drive so it looks like it will be an early morning for me. At least I will be able to sleep the rest of the day. I will of course update you on how many eggs we get. This time around we decided to do ICSI right from the start so hopefully we will have lots of fertilized eggs on Friday morning.