Monday, October 31, 2011

T minus 4 days

Happy Halloween!  I'm 4 days until the transfer.  Stopped Lupron on Saturday, started the steroids Thursday and started Crinone yesterday.  I'm taking both the estrogen and Crinone 3x a day which is pretty rough.  The meds are taking a toll this time, unlike my other two cycles.  I'm feeling very tired and worn out.  I'm going to bed at 9pm and waking up tired.  I've never been on this protocol before - I was on a higher dose of Lupron this time and I'm taking more estrogen than the last time (though I was on both pills and patches last time).  My lining looked good on Thursday and we're all set for the transfer on Friday.  I still don't know how many we'll transfer, I guess we'll see how they thaw. 

I'm home early from work to get ready for the trick or treaters.  There are a lot of little ones in our neighborhood, so we get a pretty good turnout every year.  I really love seeing the kids in their costumes, very cute! 

Monday, October 24, 2011

A little infertility humor...

I recently discovered this web series.  It's pretty great!

Monday, October 17, 2011


I went in this morning for my baseline.  Everything looked fine and things are on schedule.  I'll continue the Lupron for another 10 days or so, and will start the estrogen pills on Wednesday.  I'll be on them 3x a week for the entire cycle.  I'll also be on the progesterone suppositories 3x a week, which should be fun.  The transfer is scheduled for Nov. 4, which will work out great, cause it's on a Friday and I'll have the whole weekend to loaf and relax.  I thought I was going to be on steroids this whole cycle, but the nurse didn't know and the doctor wasn't in.  They'll let me know on Wednesday once the doctor is back.  This clinic communicates with patients through a voicemail system, which I like.  My old clinic didn't keep me very well updated.

In other news, I noticed recently that my hair has been falling out.  Nothing very visible, but it just looks a little thinner and blah.  My hairdresser even noticed it without me saying anything.  I asked today and they said it's probably a withdrawal from all the estrogen that I was on last FET.  Hopefully it will grow back once I start taking it again. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Babies' first car ride

Today was operation: embryo transport!  I went to my old clinic and picked up the frosties in order to drive them one hour to the new clinic.  I brought the Bunny along because they told me that the container may be heavy and cumbersome.  It wasn't - it looked like a combination between R2D2 and a diaper genie.  The canister with the embies in liquid nitrogen was inside. 
Baseline should be Monday, assuming that AF arrives either today or tomorrow.  I still don't know when exactly the transfer will be, but I imagine somewhere around 2 weeks from now. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Like Donkey Kong

FET, round 2 is on like Donkey Kong!  Bring on the Lupron!  It will start tomorrow and I'll only be on it for 2 weeks.  I still don't know the date of the FET but they'll tell me once AF shows up in about a week.  Next Thursday will be a fun adventure, when I get to transport my embryos to their new clinic.  Kind of funny that they're making me do it, but the clinics are only about an hour from each other so it's much cheaper if I transport them myself.  I'll take a picture!

Trying not to get my hopes up this cycle (don't I say that every cycle?)  I fully expect another fresh IVF in my future.  It would be nice to catch a break, though.  This time I'll make no vow to hold off POAS until 10-11 DPO - I'll probably start testing around 6 DPT and keep you guys posted on all the juicy details.