Thursday, September 30, 2010

Double Trouble

My u/s was this morning and Lisa was right...I'm having TWINS!!! There are two perfect little gestational sacs. The u/s tech said she could see one of the yolk sacs and the other was a little faint to see. She was surprised to see either since I'm only 4w5d. I go back in a week and we're hoping to see heartbeats then.

Here's a picture of my little ones...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Appt tomorrow

Beta #3 will be tomorrow morning. Not only that, but I'll have an u/s where I'll hopefully be able to see a gestational sac. If Lisa (MeInsideOut) was a betting woman, I think she'd say that I'll see TWO sacs based on my first two betas. Will she be right????

Monday, September 27, 2010

Love it.

This was posted on the mirror in the bathroom of my RE's office.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Beta #2

Beta #1 on Monday was 90. Today (4 days later) my RE said he's looking for anything over 300. My beta came back at 621. That's a doubling time of about 34.5 hours. Wahoo!!!!! Still knocked up :)

My lining looks great at 14.9mm and I go back on Thursday when we'll hopefully be able to see a sac on the u/s.

I've been having a ton of "pinching" on either side of my abdomen. The nurse said that's normal and it's just my ovaries shrinking down from when the emptied follies filled up with fluid/blood after the retrieval (or something like that). As long as she says it's normal, that's all I care about. LOL.

Beta #2 later today

I either have morning sickness or my nerves are getting the best of me. I'm gagging just thinking about brushing my teeth.

I've had some brown spotting for the past few days and it's making me so nervous. We're hoping to see a beta over 360. And I have about 6 hours until I'll get the phone call with the results. I'm just about 4 weeks so I'm sure we won't see anything on the u/s so I won't know anything for sure until that phone call comes in.

Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Right on schedule

It's a pattern. I get a BFP and a few days later I start to spot. It may be over before it even begins.

Everything will be fine.
Everything will be fine.
Everything will be FINE.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Beta #1

11dper - beta = 90
That seems a bit high, but we'll see how it goes from here. Next beta will be this Friday.


POAS day - 11dper

A picture is worth a thousand words. Thank goodness, because I'm speechless :)

No squinting needed. No twisting funny under the bright bathroom lights. I can clearly see a plus sign from about three feet away. There it is -- a BFP.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

First baby picture

Here are the two hatching blasts we transferred yesterday. The second picture shows all 7 embryos that we have...still waiting to hear how many of the 5 made it to the freezer.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I'm knocked least for the next week ;)

My ET was this morning and it went off without a hitch. We transferred two perfect hatching blasts. I'll post a picture as soon as I'm allowed upstairs to scan it in. There are two remaining blasts and three morulas (is that what they're called??) in the dish. They'll let me know tomorrow which of those five made it to the freezer.

I'm ordered to be on bedrest with bathroom privileges for 24 hours. My Mom has EJ for the rest of today and he's sleeping there tonight. Ed is going back to work soon so I'll have the rest of the day to chill on the couch with Days of Our Lives and movies. Oooh maybe I can find some Desperate Housewives too! It's so quiet here I don't know what to do with myself. Jimmy is even ignoring me to go bask in the sun on the deck. Oh well, I'll enjoy my alone time while I can :)

My next appt is Monday 9/20 for a hormone check and then Monday 9/27 is the HCG. I'm going to let yall know right now that I'll be testing before 9/27. I may do it on 9/20 since that will be 11 dper. Or maybe I'll at least wait until 9/21 so it's 12 dper. My SIL had an IUI last Tuesday and her test day is 9/21, which is also her birthday. Wouldn't it be a piss if we both got BFP's that day?? Wouldn't it be an even bigger piss if we both got BFN's???? Only time will tell.

Well, I'm off to watch a little Let's Make a Deal. Hope everyone is having a great day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

ET date set

My transfer will be Tuesday 9/14. I'm not yet sure of the time, but it will be in the morning. I'll post when I get home tomorrow :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fert Report

10 eggs retrieved.
All were ICSI'd.
9 fertilized.
7 embryos remain growing.

Obviously, more would have been better. But I don't feel too bad (physically) right now and after IVF #2 when I had 25 retrieved I was in a ton of pain.

We're torn on whether we want to transfer 2 or 3. But I guess we ultimately won't be able to make that decision until we hear how many continue to go until transfer day. That will be either Sunday or Tuesday.

I'm a Craps player and usually root against unlucky number 7, but here I am cheering for my Lucky Little Seven!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ER date set

The past two weeks have just flown by. I planned on doing posts updating my stimming and the side effects. All of a sudden the past 9 days are gone and I'm going to trigger tonight for my ER on Thursday.

I have about a dozen follies in my right ovary and about half that in my left leftie never did keep up with my righty. I've been pretty tired the past week (I think that's from the Lupron) and I swear I look 3 months pregnant. My belly seemed to have popped when I started the Menopur a few days ago. I'm kinda bloated too. Other than those few things, the side effects have been minimal.

This time around is a lot less intimidating than before I had EJ. I even went to bed one night and got all comfy before I realized I didn't do my night time injections. That never would have happened three years ago. My world revolved around my cycles back then. Now, my world revolves around getting enough sleep. LOL.

At 10:30 tonight (I set my alarm to be sure I didn't fall asleep or forget) I take my Novarel trigger shot. I have to be at my RE's office at 11am Thursday morning.

I have been very lucky that my Mom has been able to watch EJ for all of my appts. I would feel very awkward bringing him. There are a few signs asking not to bring children whenever possible and I'd hate to make anyone feel uncomfortable. I've been on the other end of that and it sucks to see kids where you least expect it..

My SIL did her first IUI today. She already has a daughter 3 months younger than EJ, but got PG then with only Clomid. If this works for her and my IVF works, our due dates will be two days apart. So, both sets of our kids will be the same age. I think it will be great for them to grow up together.

I guess that's it for now. I will post my ER results Thursday afternoon. And I'll let you all know if my ET will be Sunday (day3) or Tuesday (day5).

Hope you're all looking forward to Fall as much as I am :)