Sunday, January 26, 2014


Here it is, only 3 days past the transfer and I'm turning into a bundle of nerves.  I had company this weekend (my MIL, who doesn't know about this cycle) plus Bunny's best friend who's in town for work.  So I have been totally overdoing it - cooking for everyone, dishes, etc!  I'm worried that I'm screwing up my cycle.  I managed to put my feet up as much as possible and I went to bed at 8:30 last night but it's hard because I need to try to act "normal" around my MIL.  I'm SUPER constipated, bloated, and crampy.  Ugh, I hate the progesterone side effects.  I've been POAS since transfer day and the trigger is still there, hopefully in a few days I'll see my "real" result.  I'll keep everyone posted!

Thursday, January 23, 2014


The transfer went fine.  They transferred two "perfect" 8-cell embryos.  (Heh, "perfect", I've heard that before...)  One will be frozen, two others were showing signs of abnormality (multinucleation) so they will not be frozen.  Now I'm trying to get some bed rest, though unfortunately due to a lack of assistance from my husband, I had to pick my son up at daycare and feed him dinner.  Sorry, I'm in a cranky mood.  Beta will be February 4.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Day 1 fert report

All 5 (yes, there were 5) have fertilized!

Monday, January 20, 2014


Just got back a little while ago from the retrieval.  It was very far away - my RE is borrowing another doc's lab while his new one is being set up.  So, we had to drive an hour and a half in each direction.  It all went fine, they got five (or six?) eggs.  I thought the doc said six, Bunny thinks it was 5 - I was dopey from the meds when he was talking to us.  I'm a little disappointed, I was hoping we would have a little more to work with.  My hope is that we will have two to transfer and at least two to freeze.

This cycle has been very different emotionally for me.  I'm much more relaxed, just going with the flow and hoping for the best, while being completely aware that this may not work.  I think that part of the relief is that we already have our sweet boy, so while we would like for him to have a sibling, we're also happy if he's our only one.  We have decided that this will be our last IVF.  If we don't get pregnant from whatever embryos result from this cycle, we're done.  Transfer is Thursday, beta will be February 4th.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Retrieval is Monday

My retrieval is on Monday!  I'll do the HCG trigger tonight at 2AM, then I'll be at the doc on Monday at about 11:30.  My RE is borrowing another lab while they build a whole new one, so I'm going to a different RE's office for the retrieval and transfer.  That makes me a bit nervous, but I looked that RE up and he has good results.  Wish me luck, I'll update on Monday.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Stimming away...

Today is day 2 of stims.  This is actually considered a "low stim" cycle (my doc is one of the few that does them) so my wallet is happy.  I'm taking 225 of Bra.velle currently and I guess I'll also take Men.opur at some point, since there is some in the box of meds.  Things are going fine so far.  I'll post again on retrieval day, whenever that is - no one cares about how many follicles I have and what sizes they are!

Monday, January 6, 2014

It's on like Donkey Kong...

Here we go with IVF #2.  Baseline u/s will be Wednesday....

Updated to add - gosh, what a tired old cliche - just realized I used that same title on an earlier post!  1990 called, it wants its joke back!