Tuesday, May 31, 2011

PUPO (again)

I am PUPO (again).  (= pregnant until proven otherwise)  The day started rough but the transfer went smoothly.  I woke up at 4:30 AM with an earache and couldn't get comfortable, so I got up.  (The same ear that gave me trouble over my last IUI cycle).  I assume that the Z-pack antibiotics I'm already on for the transfer should zap the ear infection.  I'm pretty tired though and will go to bed early tonight.

They thawed 2 embryos and both survived the thaw and looked "good" according to the embryologist.  Both were transferred and I laid there listening to my iPod for 25 minutes.  The Bunny didn't come with me this time, as he had a lot of work piled up after the long weekend.  It was fine without him, though.  I had a celebratory lunch at PF Chang's and am now in "sofa" mode.  I'll have a blood draw Friday for E2 levels, then the beta the following Friday.  I'll try my damndest not to test till Thursday, and even then I plan to only do a digital test. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Transfer eve...

Getting ready for the big day tomorrow.  I had a nice weekend at our beach house (though we did chores the whole time and didn't even get to the beach!)  Now I'm cleaning the house, doing laundry, preparing food and doing other chores so that I can take it easy the next 2 days.  I'll have my last glass(es) of wine tonight and a nice dinner. (Yes, I drank in moderation during this cycle).  The transfer will be at 11:30 AM tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to seeing how my frosties do.  I'll get to meet them tomorrow.  Please, God, let this be the one.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

All clear for transfer!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  I'm just letting things move along this cycle without obsessing too much.

I had my one and only monitoring appointment this morning.  The doctor thought she saw some fluid in my abdomen, but it turned out that she just had the wand pointed the wrong way!  It freaked me out for a minute.  My lining is fine (though I didn't get the measurement number) so all is clear for my transfer on Tuesday.  They'll thaw the embryos that morning.  I have 2 vials with 2 embies in them, and 1 vial with 1.  So, they'll thaw one of the ones with 2, then if one of those doesn't survive the thaw, they'll thaw the single one.  They have about a 75% survival rate of the thawed embryos.  (Is this good?  I think I've heard higher rates from other clinics).  Anyway, we have plenty to work with.  I'm done with Lupron as of today, continuing on the estrogen patches and pills, and I'll start the Crinone tomorrow.  I'll check back in on transfer day.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Love to Jen!

Many of you already know and love the fabulous Jennepper.  I've been reading her blog for about 3 years and I LOVE her clever and funny writing.  Her daughter has been in the NICU since birth and the family has been through a lot of hardship in the last few months.  Please click over to this website to show her some love and support - I know I will!  Love you, Jen!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Right on schedule

Things are going right on schedule!  AF came as expected and today was my last day of 10 units of Lupron.  Tomorrow I'll start the "calendar" (as my clinic calls it).  I'll be doing estrogen pills and patches along with 5 units of Lupron daily.  Then, I'll start the Crinone, antibiotics and steroids a few days before the transfer.  The transfer is still scheduled for May 31 (the day after Memorial Day), unless something goes wrong with my lining, in which case the transfer will be postponed. 

I'm still having headaches and crappiness from the Lupron, but I'm hoping it will subside when I decrease the dose tomorrow.  I'm in a totally different place mentally this cycle - not as cheery, calm and positive as I was last time.  I'm also very stressed out with work.  Hopefully things will calm down and I'll be in a better mindset, but I don't want to get my hopes up too much this time.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lupron = rough!

I've been on the Lupron for over a week now and it's been a little tougher this time.  I've had pretty bad headaches every day and been VERY moody!  I just got AF and will call tomorrow for my meds schedule.  I'll be starting all those patches and pills later this week, I imagine.  I hope these weeks go by fast, I just want to have the transfer ASAP!

I just got a call from my brother that his wife is pregnant, due in early December. It's the first grandchild in our family!  It was nice of him to call me and let me know ahead of our mother's day get together today.  I have to say, I don't feel bitter or resentful about it, just a tinge of jealousy.  I am also really thrilled for them and if all goes well, maybe we'll be pregnant together.  That would be really awesome for our family if that happens.  If anyone I know IRL reads this, keep mum please!