Sunday, November 29, 2009

What a Thanksgiving

Well it is done. The 2 little embryos have been implanted and now the waiting game. This has been a LONG week.

We were scheduled to go for the transfer Thanksgiving morning at 8:30 and be there at 8:00. Everything was going ok until Wednesday and I was feeling terrible. I kept dry heaving but nothing would come up, I even tried to make myself puke but nothing. Oh the heaving and heaving and finally Lane and my mom convinced me to call my doctor. He had me drive to Ft. Wayne to check me out and he wasn't feeling to good about the transfer the next day. I was dehydrated and my ovaries are HUGE. Way bigger than normal and they will keep growing is the bad thing, so he was nervous. He gave me medication for the nausea(which was awesome) and said I had to drink drink drink fluids all night and see how I felt the next morning.

I woke up and was feeling much better, so we headed for Indy. My hemoglobin level had to drop from what it was the night before and thankfully it had so the doc gave us the go ahead. I was so relieved!!!! I got into my beautiful outfit again and popped in my vallium. The only bad part was I had to have a full bladder so I drank and drank some more water. I was in lala land and back they took me. Lane got dressed into his spacesuit, but I was to doped up to get a picture, which I am quit sad about now, but into the room we go. They show us the dish with our name on it and in they go. The whole time I was praying please don't let me go to the bathroom all over the place. I didn't even look at the ultrasound machine, just layed there with my eyes closed praying dear God let this work and let me hold my bladder!!!! About 10 minutes later we were finished and a little after that we headed home.

Before I knew it, it was Thanksgiving lunch time. Man was I hungry. I have decided that i LOVE vallium. It was the best thing ever. That had finally worn off and i was in my recliner eating my meal. Everyone thought it was funny to take pictures of me, I look horrible, but still didn't much care. I was thankful this process was over with for now and now we wait. I hate waiting, but on the 6th we get our first set of labs, which really isn't that far away. I can't wait!!!

Now this will be a Thanksgiving worth remembering!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

5 day transfer

Just got the call from the biologist that we will be having our transfer thanksgiving day. Out of the 14 that have fertilized 7 meet the criteria for the 5 day transfer which is great. Thr others they are going to put into the incubator and hopefully they will be able to freeze some of them just in case we need them for later.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Retrieval Day

So Saturday morning we woke up bright and early and made our journey down to Indianapolis for our egg retrieval. I was quite anxious, so I was glad when we got there we didn't have to wait and we got right in. Also my doctor whom wasn't on call still came in to do my procedure, so that made me feel even better. I guess you would get a little nervous thinking about someone sticking an ultrasound probe with a long needle on the end of it and going through your vaginal wall into each ovary. Sound like a blast!!!

They took me back and got me changed into my lovely outfit, which included a gown, hat and booties(very sexy). They got my IV started and before long they were walking me back. I had barely gotten to lay down and the anesthesiologist said I am giving you the drugs and the next thing I wake up and am back in my room. It was a breeze. I was worried for nothing. I stayed there about another hour and we were on our way home. Lane said I wasn't asking the same questions about 5 times and I had to make sure that he texted Mo and Tori to know I was ok:) I decided on the car ride home I would go ahead and take a Darvocet to make sure the pain stayed away and boy was that a mistake. I was so sick after that. Dry heaving for like 20 minutes and so dizzy. So I finally fell asleep at home and when I woke up I thought I will just try half of a pain pill. Still no good. So I suffered the rest of the day in horrible pain just taking my tylenol and thinking to myself oh my word I can't imagine having a baby. I made it through and am feeling much better tonight(Sunday).

I had a total of about 50 follicles to choose from and from those they were able to extract 29 eggs, which is great!!! This morning we got an update from the biologist and of the 29, they were able to ICSI 19 of them. 12 have fertilized so far and we will learn how the other 7 are doing Monday morning. Great news!!! Now just waiting for the transer which will either be Tuesday or Thursday. Hoping for thursday, b/c that means they will have made it to the blastocyst day 5 and chances are a little better then.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


So after much anticipation I went back to the doctor this morning to see how things have progressed over the last couple of days. Got my estradiol level drawn and another ultrasound and the nurse would call me in the afternoon with results. I was waiting and waiting and waiting and finally at 4:00 today I got the call. The doc said it was time I am ready to go. I have never been more happy to hear that I will be having surgery in all my life. I was so excited I couldn't even stand it. I of course texted everyone I know to keep them updated that my sugery will be on Saturday. I will be so happy to get these stinkin eggs out of here you don't even understand. I am horribly bloated and am in a world of pain. I can't sleep at night, I am nauseous I am guessing this is what it feels like when you are prego, so I am just getting some practice hopefully. My levels were over 4,000 holy cow, that would explain the unnecessary amount of crying lately that has been driving my poor husband absolutely insane I think, but he is being a trooper.

So I go back to the doc tomorrow for my pre-op appointment and will be heading to Indy bright and early Saturday morning for the retrieval. Please pray this goes well and they get a lot of mature eggs that fertilize. Just think in about 6 days I could have 2-5 day old fetus's growing inside of me. Not trying to get to excited about that, but I just can't help it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


So today I went back to Ft. Wayne for a follow-up appointment to see how the Follistim was working and is it ever. I knew I felt terrible and wasn't making all of this up in my head. I am on the verge of OHSS(overian hyperstimulation syndrome), so I have to cool it down for a couple of days. I have so many follicles in there which is good(at least 30 or so now), but they don't want all of them to mature. So I will continue my Lupron and go back to the doc on Thursday for more bloodwork and another ultrasound and then hopefully we can do the retrieval Saturday or Sunday. So not the news that I really wanted, but it could be worse.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


So today I started yet another medication. Now 1 shot in the morning and 2 at night. I am getting use to it, but let me tell you my stomach is looking like a war zone and it is starting to hurt a little. You can inject it in your leg, but for some reason in my head I believe if it goes in my stomach it will work better. I know probably crazy, but I want this to work the first time! I have become quite bloated and almost went out and bought some maternity pants just so I would feel more comfortable, thus I just went to wearing sweat pants. Very classy I know. I have been injecting myself for 29 days now, b/c the Lupron completely shut my system down and now I am a few weeks behind. I go back to the doc next Tuesday and am hoping that the follicles are big enough and we can plan the retrieval soon. It looks like now things could fall on Thanksgiving week, but man I sure hope it doesn't mess up my Black Friday shopping, that is my favorite day of the year. I know I'm nuts. So until next Tuesday we shall see what happens.

Monday, November 9, 2009


I love it when my friends send me pictures of their little ones via text, so what do I have to send back.....this:) He was extra cuddly Sunday morning.