Monday, April 26, 2010

They're In!

Our appointment for the frozen embryo transfer was at 2:30pm today. I woke up this morning and took all my meds: Doxycycline, 4 Methylprednisolone, Multivitamin, Folic Acid, Baby Aspirin, and Metformin. Then we went to Wal-Mart to stock up on movies since I am going to be laying down for the rest of today and Tuesday. My mom is going to come up and hang out with me tomorrow and we are going to watch Audrey Hepburn movies. I've never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, or Roman Holiday which I got ALL of in a 3 pack for $13!

Anyway, after Wal-Mart, we had about an hour and a half to kill before we left and that was torturous. We caught up on our DVR'd shows. Finally, we left about 1pm and headed to West Des Moines and stopped at Cracker Barrel. After lunch it was off to the doctor's office. We checked in and went right back. I put on my beautiful gown and Jeremy put on his scrubs and we had our booties and hats then went back to the transfer room.

When we got in there we found out that both of the embryos they thawed survived!!! We are SO happy and thankful to God for watching over our babies while they thawed and keeping them safe. Now we are praying for Him to continue to watch over them and help them implant and grow.

At 4:30 I had my acupunture appointment which went well and hopefully helps the embryos grow as well!

Now we are just chillaxin at home and watching tv. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers today! We TRULY appreciate the support from everyone - you are all AMAZING!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Progesterone - BIG needle

We started Progesterone shots tonight. I say "we" because it's a team effort - I get the shot in my behind and Jeremy gives it to me.

If you saw my Facebook status yesterday you may know of my new condition I'm calling Estrogen Induced Psychosis. Basically I am getting a lot of estrogen through the Vivelle patches and it makes me crazy. I am completely embarrassed by this but can't really help it. Thankfully Jeremy understands "it's not me, it's the estrogen." However, yesterday he asked me if we would have nine months of this if the transfer works - ha!

Still praying for a successful thaw and two great embryos to transfer on Monday!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Good Appointment Today

Today I had an appointment at Mid-Iowa Fertility. I had an ultrasound and blood draw to check my progesterone level. The ultrasound was to check the thickness of my uterine lining. The nurse who did the ultrasound said it looked "great." I was worried because I had been having spotting but she said that is likely the result of the estrogen patches.

Tonight is my last dose of Lupron. Then tomorrow night I start progesterone injections. Those are the ones Jeremy gives me so I'm sure he's pretty excited to start those again!

Our transfer is scheduled for next Monday, April 26th at 2:30pm. The next thing to worry about is that the embryos survive the thaw.

I am also doing acupuncture this cycle. I have an appointment today at noon and then again the day of the transfer. I figure it can't hurt and hopefully it helps!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Patches - On

I had my baseline estradiol level today and it was 35 which means I am sufficiently suppressed like they wanted. So I got the go ahead to put on my Vivelle patches. For those of you not familiar, Vivelle patches are estrogen in a patch. They come in 0.025, 0.0375, 0.05, 0.075, and 0.1mg. I am wearing TWO of the 0.1mg. When I told my mom this her response was "Poor Jeremy." HAHA. I am preparing to be a crazy, hormonal wreck for the next few weeks. Hopefully, Jeremy is preparing too!

Next up is my ultrasound/blood draw on the 19th. That is to make sure my uterine lining is thick enough. Then I start Progesterone shots on April 20th and transfer on the 26th. All of this is assuming everything goes according to plan of course!

This picture is of the two patches on my belly and it just so happens you can see the scar right above the left patch from my surgery a year ago to drill the cysts on my ovaries. I can't believe that next month we will have been trying to get pregnant for two years! I never would have thought we wouldn't have a baby at this point but as they say..."If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plan."