Tuesday, April 7, 2009

2 week wait

So I am currently in the 2 week wait they call it, It is the 2 weeks you have to wait in between the Egg Transfer and your Blood pregnancy test. 

Its funny you start your IVF cycle and it is like a whirl wind, You meet with the Dr go over your cycle, They drop off your Medication, You start your Injections for 2 weeks, They take out your egg's, They put your Eggs back in send you home and you sit and wait for 2 weeks. Its GO GO GO and STOP! 

I am amazed at the whole IVF cycle and how they time your body, You don't have much time to think because their is so much else going on. Between Injections and Blood work you are on Overload. When you are sent home you get to relax from all of the chaos but the down side is that you have time to think "Did I just go through all that with out blinking an eye?"

Monday, March 30, 2009

Egg Transfer today

Today we had our Egg Transfer, My Acupuncturist met with us before hand at the Dr's office. She did the first treatment for an hour.

The Dr and the embryologist came in and went over our Embryos and the grades of them, This is what we had:

Out of 13 Embryo's 
6 are 8 Cell
4 are 6 Cell
1 is a 5 Cell 
1 is a 4 Cell

All are a grade 3 out of 1-4, 4 being the best.

Mark and I decided to put back 2 8 cell Embryos.

Now i am stuck at home on bed rest for 48 hours and stuck at home the rest of the week, I already have a bad case of Cabin Fever!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Verdicts in!

So they did ICSI on all 17 Egg's they retrieved and 13 of them Fertilized normally, That is 75% of our eggs when normally only 60% fertilize.

We will go in on Monday and do an Acupuncture session before the transfer, Than the Dr and the Embryologist will come in and discuss our egg grades, What our options are and how many we want transferred. From their they will transfer the embryos and i will be sent home for 72 hours of bed rest and the rest of the week and following week will be light, No exercise and no lifting anything over 10 lbs.

Keep your fingers crossed for Monday!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Good Day!

Well every one we had our Egg retrieval this morning, First they took me in and and met with the Anesthesiologist to go over allergies and ll of that good stuff. They than put in an IV and gave me the good stuff, I was under for about 40 Minutes.

After it was all over the Dr came in and said that everything couldn't have gone any better, They originally thought that I had 16 Egg's but when the Dr came in he said that the retrieved 17, He was very pleased with the quality and quantity of them.

The Dr said that he will give us a call tomorrow and let us know how many were Fertilized and what their "grades" are. I go back in on Monday for the Egg's to be Implanted than are on Bed rest for 72 hours and just rest the rest of the week.

I will keep you all posted with what the Dr says tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Day 9

Tonight is my last INJECTION!!!!!!

I have to take my last injection at 11:15pm

Today was a good day, I felt great. Lunch with my Aunt, Acupuncture and spent some time with my friends Amanda, Sam and their Beautiful Twin girls Sadie and Shelby. 

Tomorrow is my day off to get everything in order for friday. 

Until friday...

Day 8

I'm a day late on posting this but yesterday sucked! I woke up really queezy and had body Aches most of the day, So needless to say I didn't move from the couch until almost 4:00 just in time to give my self my last Injection of Bravelle and Menopour! 

So far this morning I am feeling ok, Just a little queezy but am hoping that will go away after I eat breakfast.

Today is my last day of INJECTIONS! 


Monday, March 23, 2009


I had an Ultrasound this morning and everything is looking great, The Dr is very pleased with how the Follicles are growing. I am supposed to do My Injections today and tomorrow, Than my HCG injection at 10:30pm on Wednesday night along with my Progesterone medication. The Dr set the retrieval date for Friday!

He is very hopeful for my eggies!