HISTORY

Treatments
BABY #1- 6 Clomid cycles, 2 IUIs with Femara, 1 IVF with 3 embryos transferred, 2 more IUIs with Femara & Follistim, and finally 1 IUI with Follistim.
BABY #2 - 2 Follistim cycles and natural conception

Timing
Decided to start a family May 2005. After testing & un-related delays, began first treatment cycle Oct 2005. First pregnancy confirmed Sept 2007. Second pregnancy confirmed Mar 2011.

For other IF couples
If you want to skip back to our infertility adventures, please see the history on the right hand margin. There you can find our journey from 2005 through 2007.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Blessed

Hey you, you're a child in my head
You haven't walked yet
Your first words have yet to be said
But I swear you'll be blessed

I know you're still just a dream
Your eyes might be green
Or the bluest that I've ever seen
Anyway you'll be blessed

And you, you'll be blessed
You'll have the best
I promise you that
I'll pick a star from the sky
Pull your name from a hat
I promise you that, promise you that, promise you that
You'll be blessed

I need you before I'm too old
To have and to hold
To walk with you and watch you grow
And know that you're blessed

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Made in England

Thursday, January 25, 2007

no biggie

I took my first Lupron shot last night. As expected, this one was no big deal, it's a tiny little needle. This shot doesn't come prefilled like shots I've had before. It came in a tiny little bottle that is my full 3wk supply & you have to draw out the right amt into the syringe each time. It wasn't too complicated, but we've got this huge box of supplies inc. needles, alcohol wipes, a sharps container & various medicines taking up all the space on our bathroom counter plus a few more meds in the fridge. LOL. So far, no side effects though it may be too early to call that one. So I'll be taking just this shot, some baby asprin & prenatal vitamins until next Fri. Well, plus the bc that I'm still finishing up. That'll be done this Fri. Then I'll get another US on 2/2 at the RE office before starting any other shots. I also go back for more acupuncture that Fri.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

DH, MIL, and AF

It was pointed out to me today that not everyone has a clue about these abbreviations that I've gotten used to using from message boards & other blogs. So I added, under the links section, a page that covers all that. I don't even pretend to know or need all of the ones listed there (long list), but I do use some of them repetitively like DH & AF. Sometimes it's for speed in typing, sometimes it's because in the TTC world, it's just nicer as an abbreviation than anything else you could use.

got my meds

All the meds showed up bright & early this morning (thanks FedEx) so I'll be good to go for my first shot today. It was interesting digging thru all the medicines, some had different names (generics) so I had to try to match up everything so I'd know what was what. I figured out all but one, so left a msg with the nurse. They also didn't tell me whether or not to keep going with the metformin (glucophage) or not, so I asked about that on my msg too.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Start Lupron tomorrow

DH & I went back to NCCRM today... I had another U/S & he had to leave a 'backup' deposit in case anything happens the day of the retrevial. These guys are supposed to be good at what they do, but I have to say they leave a lot to be desired in the bedside manner & patient education arenas. I never seem to know what's going on unless I ask.

Turns out I was supposed to have already had my meds overnighted from the pharmacy but I didn't. She said it wouldn't matter to start the Lupron a day later. So I had to jump on the phone & get it overnighted so it'll be here tomorrow. Turns out when the pharmacy asked me if I wanted to hold my order, he meant the whole order when I thought he was just asking about one specific med. I didn't realize the order would come all at once. I thought I'd get each med as I needed it. Even the lady I talked to today assumed I had understood that. Anyway, it's supposed to be here tomorrow & since I work@home, it should be no big deal.. I'll be here to get it.

Lupron is a little shot, so I'm not worried about that part. I'm sure it'll be no big deal. But the side-effects I'm not looking forward to. I've heard some horror stories about how others reacted to this one. I guess we'll see ...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

IVF schedule

I got my IVF schedule today. :) It's still likely to change a little depending on the various tests, but it looks like the retrieval (getting the eggs) will be around mid-Feb and then the transfer (putting 'em back) would be 3 days later. I might be a bit of an emotional roller-coaster the next two months.. be afraid, be very afraid. LOL!