Monday, April 14, 2008

Beta #3

So the number is in......7,560. Yippeee. Little baby Holmes is growing just as he/she should be. Now we wait until next Wed and the first u/s.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Beta #2 is in....

And it came back at 1741....more than doubled. YAY! I have one more to go on Monday and then I am free of the betas.

Our first ultrsound is scheduled for 23 April 2008.....we should see the heartbeat.

Also, I wanted to post a recap (from my nest siggy) of our IF journey.....
TTC #1 since Apr 06
IUI #1 Aug 07= unmedicated- BFN.
IUI #2- Nov 07= Clomid, cancelled from over stimulation
IUI #2a- Dec 07= Clomid, Ovidrel, IUI (low count) BFN
IUI #3- Jan 08= Clomid, Follistim, Ovidrel, IUI- Cancelled- sample infection
IUI #3a- Jan 08 Clomid, Follistim, Ovidrel, IUI- BFN
IVF #1 w/ ICSI-BCPs- 2/13, Lupron- 3/2, Stims- 3/8, ER 3/21= 24 eggies, ET 3/26= of 1 blast, 4/8- Beta--BFP with beta of 678, 4/10 Beta #2 1741

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


It is OFFICIAL. I've been waiting to post until we had our first beta. I just got the call and 13dp5dt our HCG level came back at (drum roll) 678. I go back on Thursday for a second blood draw and we hope that number doubles, so we know the little one is growing properly!

Andrew and I actually tested on Fri and got the BIG pregnant on a digital pg test. It was SO thrilling. We were both in shock. I have no symptoms yet and we just weren't feeling totally optimistic.

Other good news, we have 4 frosties. Yep, 4 of our blasts made it to freeze, which is quite good (if I can say so myself). We have been on a roll with the good news.

Saying a little prayer for doubling......beta numbers.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Embryo Transfer is DONE

So the ET was yesterday at was realtively easy. I arrived around 11 and downed my 32 oz of fluids (plus some water) for the FULL bladder. At 11:15 they called me back and went over the post procedure instructions. And then it was just waiting for the RE to come in and discuss the blasts and their status. I had no idea how they were doing, so I was anxious. For my procedure, I had Dr. G, since my regular RE was out of town. She said I had 9 blasts still growing and looking great. The best one qualified us for a single embryo transfer (which was our preffered option), but there was a second very good embryo if we wanted to do two. The answer to that (with Andrew's utter fear of multiples) was nope, we'll stick with one and hope for the best. So one it was.

The procedure is much like an IUI or a pap really (stirups/speculum and all)....but you do get to watch....COOL. So Dr. G places a catheter, then they bring in the embryo and you watch the tube pass into position and then you see the fluid with the embryo flush out and into place.

Now, I am just hoping that little one snuggles in for a long stay. My beta is on April 8th.......I think I will have to POAS before then. ;) That is just too long to wait. I think I will try and wait until next Friday.

Oh, we'll find out in the next few days if any blasts made it to freeze. Hoping some make it for sure!!!

Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Embryo Transfer Tomorrow

We made it to a 5 day transfer. I don't know anything about how my embies are doing other than we are transferring at 11:45 tomorrow. WHOOHOO.....I am very nervous!!!!

Other than that, my booty is SORE from the PIO shots. It so is easy giving teh shots, but say 6-12 hours later............OUCH!!!! SIGH, even still hopefully we'll get to be doing the PIO for a long time. (wink, wink)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Day 2 Fert Report

We are still cooking. We had 21 yesterday and still have 21 today. They said to plan on a 5 or 6 day transfer. Now we have to wait until Tuesday for an update! Anxious.

(Side note, Thursday (Day 6) is supposed to be my last day at my current job....stressed about this all slamming into the same day. I guess I may have to confess to my boss, I am leaving anyway, but I am not thrilled about that prospect).

PIO--I did it myself. And it was EASY. Tonight, I may try and see if I can do the left side myself. I am not sure I'll be able too, but we'll see.

Happy Easter!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Fert Report......

So big news of the day is that the fert report is in...drum roll please.....of the 24 eggs retrieved, 21 were mature and all 21 fertilized!!! We have 21 little embryos growing away. With this number, they anticipate we'll have a 5 day transfer (but of course the daily reports will show the numbers decreasing...most likely!). So we are now waiting for tomorrow's update to see how the little boys and girls are doing. I am so pleased and surprised with our numbers so far!!!

Other news, I survived my first Progesterone in Oil (PIO) shot and tonight I will attempt to administer it to myself since Andrew suddenly has to go out of town. Bad timing, but things happen.

Anyway, we are having a great day today!!!!!

Stick count is up to the way