Sunday, August 29, 2010

Let the games begin

Today is CD 1 of this IVF cycle. I finished my BCP's Wednesday night and I started spotting last night (Saturday). Luckily it was the very last day of our two week vacation. I'll write more about our vacation later...I'm tired and heading to bed. I have an appt at 10:45 am tomorrow with the IVF nurses for u/s and b/w. They'll call me in the afternoon with what shots I'll need to start tomorrow night.

Good-night ladies :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

IVF Protocol

I just spoke with my RE nurse and she said I'll be doing a microdose Lupron protocol. I've never done it before, but from what I read the Lupron doesn't start until I'm done with the BCP's. And it's a much lower dose than the long lupron protocol. Less Lurpon is good for me...I'd love to avoid the headaches and clouded-head feeling that comes with that drug.

I've never met this nurse before and so far I'm not a fan. She was too quick and didn't explain anything to me. I'll have to call back in a day or two to talk to one of the other nurses that I like to get all of my questions answered.

In case you haven't heard...the very first IVF baby born in the US (28 years ago) just had her first baby. She had a little boy and she conceived and delivered "the normal way" as she put it. Another poster said she'd wished the woman used any other word but "normal". But I can kind of see how she'd like to say something in her life was "normal" after all the attention she's gotten in her life because of how she was conceived. Anyway, it's great to know that IVF babies can/will go on in their lives to be proud parents. I hope EJ's life is at the least "normal" but I'd rather it be "extraordinary".

EJ is doing great. He's having a great summer swimming almost daily in my parents' pool. We're eating lots of ice cream too :) He's a super picky eater. He won't try anything new. He'll eat a ton of his favorites, but I really wish he'd try more "big people" food. He can't live forever on the jarred baby stuff and grilled cheese. LOL.

I've been terrible at taking pictures ever since he started walking. It's just to hard to keep a camera close by when we're running all over the house. Here are a few I've managed to take over the past few months...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I'm not exactly sure what just happened. I called my RE to say today is CD1 (AF arrived soon after my last post) and that we'd like to move to IVF. He said great...come in tomorrow for your baseline and we'll get you started on BCP's. I told him we'll be away for vacation at the end of this month and he said no problem, he'll give me two packs of pills so I can continue them while I'm away. The day after I get back I'll go in for more b/w and u/s. I already have a projected ER - 9/12. HOLY CRAP.

Now, I just hope Ed is ok with jumping into this so quickly. We'd assumed that we'd have an extra month to prepare for it. Plus, my RE's office will be closed in October so it's either now, or I start the pills in Nov with ER in Dec...not sure I'd like to wait that long.

RE also told me he would cut the costs since we're paying OOP. I'll get those details from him a little closer to ER.

Wow. Just wow. I really hope Ed doesn't put the kibosh on this. LOL.

12 dpiui

The brown spotting has stopped. Should I test or just wait for AF on Friday??

If this fails, we've decided to move ahead with IVF. We figured that we'd spend a lot of money on IUI cycles, and we don't have a very good record of them working for us. So we thought our best best is still IVF. We'll have to work out the finances of it all, but one of my very favorite (knocked up) people has already said she'd donate her leftover meds to me :) xoxo to her!

Monday, August 2, 2010

10 dpiui

Brown spotting.

Haven't POAS yet, but DAMMIT.

This feels like the beginning of the end.