Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Date is Set

We have a date for our next embryo transfer! It will be Thursday, April 29th. This time it is pretty simple but the doctor's office made me a calendar anyway. I have to take birth control and a baby aspirin everyday for a couple weeks. Then on to Lupron injections to "quiet" my ovaries. Then I do progesterone injections once daily (or Jeremy does anyway - he is the designated giver of shots in the butt). And I have to do Estrogen patches. I only have to go into the office twice before the transfer. Once for a baseline Estradiol level and then for and ultrasound and Progesterone level one week before the transfer. SIMPLE compared to all the shots and meds last time.

So we have 5 embryos frozen. We are going to thaw two for this transfer. I think I mentioned before that there is a 2/3 surivival rate. So we are hoping and praying that both survive the thaw and we can try with two again.

This time I am going to take a couple more days off work as well. The doctor's instructions just say I have to take the day of the transfer off and then can go back the next day. However, the transfer is on a Thursday and I am taking Thursday and Friday off, I have the weekend off and I am taking Monday off and I am always off on Tuesdays - so 5 day vacation!! And I have a super legitimate excuse to lay around for ALL of it!

The picture is my calendar that is hanging on my dry erase board. I mark off everyday and I am trying my best to be patient. The transfer is five weeks from tomorrow!

P.S. - That is your name on my white board Stefanie! I wrote myself a reminder to call you a couple weeks ago!


  1. I am thinking of you both. I can't imagine the ball of emotions that must go along with this type of endeavor. Be strong and stay positive-the good energy will only help (and make the time go more quickly) :D

  2. Hahah! I love that I am part of the picture and get to be part of the memories :) I am thinking of you both.

  3. April 29th is a lucky day!! That is my birthday, so I will send all the good luck I possibly can your way!!!