Tuesday, March 31, 2009
We received a call yesterday afternoon from our donor nurse (whom I love and think is a wonderful person) she has really tried to help us through all of this.I initially missed this call so I did not blog about it with the other news on the previous post.But when I did finally touch base with her she had more good news for us.She started the conversation by saying that she had been concerned for us that we accepted such a small amount of embryos and that she was worried that if something happened the day of the transfer and our 3 did not make the thaw or didn't look good anymore that we would have nothing to transfer.Or if it didn't work we would have to wait on the now very long list for another set.So since we had made it to the top of the waiting list now she wanted to offer a set that she just received that very same day.This was in addition to the set we had so that we would have a back up set the day of transfer. This new set has 3 embryos too one of which is excellent and the others are good.She also said that she is praying that it works but if it doesn't that we could use them next try. I at first thought that was the only conditions of receiving these embies, something had to go wrong.But when I talked to her today she clarified that they would be ours to keep even if we get pregnant this time and we could use them for our next child.I was in shock and so excited. The other good news on the new embies is the FDA testing has already been paid again and that costs $900 so we do not have to pay it. Also she said they are waving the $800 per match fee.(each time you are matched with embies you have to pay the fee)They are basically including this in our original fee. All we will have to do is pay for storage which breaks down to about $30 a month until we use them.Wow we are feeling so blessed to now know that is not our one and only shot at this.That we do have a back up plan and that we can try again if something god forbid goes wrong.But we just know that we are going to get pregnant this time and that we will get to use that set for our second child together.We have been in shock at all of our blessings.Just before we went to sleep last night DH was holding me and said "Today was a very good day" and I replied "Yes it was". I will be getting my trigger shot in about an hour, and then I get tomorrow off of meds. I start all the pills on Thursday I will also get my transfer time then.I already know it will be Saturday but they will schedule me that day.
Monday, March 30, 2009
I had my u/s and b/w this morning and it went great!!! I had 3 good sized follicles (all they need is one) and my lining was at 9 (they like it to be at least a 7 preferably an 8 ,so 9 is great!). So I am officially an overachiever. LOL I was grinning ear to ear as me and DH left the office. I was doing so well that I do not have to have another b/w and u/s. My transfer was moved up.They had said we were looking at April 6th at the earliest but that we should plan on the anywhere up until the 8th. We have been blessed and told that we can come pick up our baby embies on Saturday the 4th!!! So that is my official transfer date.I have to do one more follistim and lupron shot tonight and another lupron tomorrow morning.Then we trigger with our hsg shot tomorrow night.I start all my other pills on Thursday the antibiotic,medrol ,estrace, and prometrium. Things have moved so fast this time!! Wow I can't believe it DH and I have been smiling all day. He is so excited and keeps saying were gonna have some babies!! Yes he does know that only one or none could take. But for now we know they are transferring all 3 and are routing for them all to make it.Thank you all for being there for me even when it seemed like I was never gonna get to this point, I appreciate it more than you will ever know.I feel so blessed today.HUGS!! TO YOU ALL!! God is so good!!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I had my baseline ultrasound on monday and they said my ovaries look great and are quiet with no cysts.They said my lining was good too.The nurse gave me my initial lupron shot and then we were on our way.I am doing lupron shots twice a day (it is a microdose) and I started my follistim on Wednesday.So right now I get 3 shots daily.Lots of fun. My poor belly has bruises and shot marks all over it already.Because just since monday I have had 9 shots.I have atleast a week to go with more shots so this should be interesting to see what my belly looks like by then.The estimated transfer day if all goes as planned is april 6th but they have said it could be as early as the 5th.She told me to plan on the 5th through the 8th just so I could have a approximate idea.So thats where I am girls and I will be sure to update as we proceed through this. My first b/w and u/s appointment is on monday morning, march 30th. So I will let you all know what they say after I get back.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
AF arrived late last night /early this morning It came at 12:30 am so I am considering it today.I have never been so glad to get my AF in my life.Now we can move forward.I will be calling the office on Monday to get in for my baseline u/s.I was so scared AF was not gonna show again or for at least for a long time since I never take b/c and my body was not used to it.Here I go again and I can't wait.Thank you all for your support even though I haven't been around much.Last month's cancellation kinda brought me down and made it so I felt like there just wasn't much to blog about.But I did continue to read all of you wonderful girl's blogs.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I know it has been a while since I have posted there just hasn't been much to say. I have been busy spring cleaning and spending time outdoors.We have been going for daily walks together which has been nice.I finished taking the active pills in the b/c but still haven't gotten AF.I took the last one on Monday.So I am guessing she should be arriving soon,geez I hope so we can keep things moving.I have caught up on some things that I have been meaning to do so that feels good.I have missed bloggerville but it has been so nice outside that I just can't seem to sit still very long in front of the computer.I promise that once things get started I will be a better blogger.I have missed you all though :-)
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Well I just keeping throwing these pills down the hatch and my bonus prize is I have a huge zit on my forehead ugh! I decided that since I posted pics of Molly my female dog that I would post pics of Toby my male dog.So here they are. Also we received wonderful news and they were able to get me more meds through my RE that were donated to me by the drug rep.The office explained what happened and the rep decided to help us out with part of my meds.YEA! The office also was able to secure another cartridge for me that was donated to them.The RE office is also comping me for the u/s and b/w already done which means the number of each that I have already paid for I will not have to repay for this cycle. I thought it was so wonderful that they will do that.We also had another fellow blogger donate her left over med to us.(Thank you so much you know who you are!) So between what the office has waiting for me and that from her we should be covered.If not very very close. We feel so blessed to come across such kind and giving people, so DH and decided to pay it forward by cleaning out donating kids clothing and baby items to the local battered woman's and children's shelter.Instead of saving them for a yard sale this summer.( I love having yard sales,$$) We know that they are in great need.He and I have also been talking about finding somewhere to volunteer a couple of times a week.We haven't figured out how to work around the boys with that.But we are still talking about it.I hope everyone is doing well and that spring hurries up and gets here.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I am surprised how semi fast things have been moving.I am currently through the whole first week on my b/c pills.Needless to say we are anxious to move on and pick up where we left off. I have to say the pills seem to make me more tired I keep dozing off.And I have had a little nausea and some food oddities.Like nothing seems to hit the spot so I reach for something else and put the other away after a few bites.I have been hanging in there and just focusing on my next cycle.My AF that ruined my cycle stopped completely after only 3 pills. It actually slowed down after the first one.So now I work my way through the rest and wait for AF to show again.I have been spending time cuddling with one of my delightful dogs.Her name is Molly and she is so happy and chipper that it can be very difficult to feel down around her.I have a male also I will post pics of him later.He is a great dog too but more of the playful type he's not that huge on cuddling yet like she is.She is a cavalier king charles spaniel (he is too)which are great they are like big dogs in a little dogs body. She is only 12 pounds full grown and my male is about 13 pounds but he is not quite a year old yet. I think he has hit his maximum weight or will very shortly as he turns a year in April.She is almost 17 months now and I can't remember what my life was like without her.We have had them both since they were tiny.Well I guess that is enough about them for now,sorry for going on about my pups.I really appreciate the kind comments that I received in regards to my cycle being canceled.You girls are wonderful.