Saturday, February 28, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Today was our embryo tranfer. Something we were looking forward to, more than anything. It started off a bit tough this morning as I was required to drink 1.5 liters of water within 45 minutes and it had to be done 45 minutes BEFORE my procedure. Talk about drowning in your own fluids!! Not only did I feel like I was going to puke water all over the place, but I seriously felt like my bladder was going to explode! I honestly don't think the human body is meant to hold a liter and a half of water, all at once! I am not kidding. That was tough!

Then I had to take 2 valium. That was interesting. It didn't hit me till I hit the waiting room. Then I felt like I was melting. I seriously felt like I my head had melted off and I could no longer control myself.

They took me back into the procedure room and the nurse checked to see if my bladder was full enough.... I guess so because she told me to go to the bathroom and pee out 2 cups because it was too full! Talk about feeling WONDERFUL after that. It felt so good to just relieve at least some of the pressure.

Then the dr's came in and did the procedure. I was able to see everything as it happened. I was also given picture of our beautiful little embryos, and it may seem funny but I love them already. I feel the weirdest need to protect them and do everything that I can to keep them in there, happy and healthy.

I am on "light duty" for 2 weeks as they don't want me doing anything that will harm the little babes, so it's exactly what I am going to do.

I am so glad that they're back where they belong, in their mom's belly, happy, warm, comfy and healthy.

Thank you Lord, for letting me get this far. Please continue to protect them and keep them happy and safe.

*pictures coming soon*

(I know I am sorry, but I have to upload them!)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Embryo Update

Out of 12 eggs that they removed from my oh so awesome overies, 11 were mature enough and 8 of them were fertilized. Now, now... I know what you're thinking. Another Octo-mom?! NO! According to the nationwide guidelines for all infertility clinics, our clinic follows a strict policy that they do not transfer anymore than 2 embryos to a female under the age of 35. While my chances for multiples are raised, there's really no way that I could have 8 children, unless both eggs happened to split 4 times but the chances of that are so far from this world that it's unbelievable.

Our embryo transfer is scheduled for Saturday, February 28th, 2009 around 10:30am. They will be transfering two (2) day 3 embryos.

I am so excited that I can't even barely hold still.

I'll updated you when I know more.

Thanks as always,
Stephanie M.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Our IVF Timeline

July 05: Vasovasectomy

August 05: TTC Cycle #1 - BFN

January 07: Consultation with RE - IUI with Clomid - BFN

February 07: 2nd IUI cancelled due to Large Ovarian Cyst
(come to find out it was a peritubal cyst)

March 07: IUI with Clomid - BFN

December 08: IVF Consultation with RE

January 09: IVF with ICSI Scheduled

February 1, 09: Start 20units SubQ Lupron Injections

February 13, 09: Supression Check Appt - Reduce Lupron to 5units - Start 150units SubQ Follistim & 75units SubQ Menopur Injections

January 17, 09: Start BCP to supress my overies

February 18, 09: Ultrasound & Estrodial Draw - Continue Meds

February 20, 09: Ultrasound & Estrodial Draw - Continue Meds

February 22, 09: Ultrasound & Estrodial Draw - Reduce Follistim to 100units

February 23, 09: Ultrasound & Estrodial Draw - Stop Stim meds! 9pm - HCG Injection!!!

February 25, 09: EGG RETRIEVAL! 12 eggs!!!

February 26, 09: Update on Eggs - 11 Mature & 8 Fertilized!!!!

February 27, 09: Start Progesteron Injection

February 28, 09: Embryo Transfer - 2 PERFECT Embie Babies - Continue PIO injections & Start Estrogen patches. Start prenatal vits.

March 3, 09: 4 of 6 Blasts Sucessfully Frozen!!

March 10, 09: BFP #1

March 11, 09: BFP #2

March 12, 09: BFP #3 & Beta - 358!! WE'RE PREGNANT!

March 14, 09: Beta - 838!!

March 16, 09: Beta - 2344!!!

After 4 years of trying, we're finally pregnant!!!