Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 3 Embryo Update!

 All 12 embryos have undergone at least 7 cell divisions. 7 of them have already had 10 cell divisions! By day 3 they like to see at 6-8 cell divisions. They said that they all look great & there isn't any fragmentation which means that they should have no problem reaching blastocyst stage on Wednesday. No abnormalities or anything either. So the other 10 should be in perfect condition to freeze.

Wonderful news!!! Less then 48 hours to go!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

From eggs to embryos!

  As of Saturday morning 12 of the 15 embryos have fertilized!! We will get another update in the morning. IM had a slight fever and one ovary was still huge this morning so they had her go in this morning for a full work up to check her out. She should be fine in a few days. I can't believe we're just a few days from transfer!!

 P.S. My butt is starting to hurt...these meds make me thirsty and I smell like oil (from the PIO, I assume!?). The end.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Retrieval update!

 IM's retrieval went well, they got 15 eggs!! We can't wait to hear an embryo update!! : ) I've yet to find cute yellow or froggy socks so here's what I did for good luck this morning..


My IP's before the retrieval <3



Happy Happy Day!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

It is about the quality not the quantity!

 That was in IM's fortune cookie tonight. Very fitting for tomorrow's egg retrieval I think : ) Prayers & positive thoughts would be appreciated! They've counted 17 great follicles so I think we'll get a lot of great eggs! ER is at 8:30 so I'll update as soon as I know what they get.
 I also started PIO tonight. Let's just say Hubby rocked it! Didn't even feel it!! I'm so glad to be off Lupron and moving on. Everything is finally falling into place and seems so "real" now.

  Happy Egg Hunting!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Trigger happy

  The time is drawing near! IM does her trigger shot tomorrow night! Her E2 has plateaued so they checked her Progesterone level to make sure she hadn't ovulated..which she didn't. Retrieval will be this Friday, YAY!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Growing follicles!!

  IM's appt went great today! At her baseline sono they only saw 7 follicles but today there were 16!! 2 of which are already at 8mm so we're right on track. Her E2 level was about 190 and she goes back Saturday for another sono. Hoping to see at least 2-3 follicles at 13mm

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What a fabulous day!

 Our appt was perfect today! My lining needed to be at least an 8 and was 9.65 : ) IM's E2 levels were perfect yesterday too! Tomorrow she goes in for her 1st sono to measure those growing follicles. I can't wait to hear how many and how much they've grown so far.
 For now my meds stay the same. If all goes as planned. IM will get her hcg on Tues and I'll start PIO and expect a Thursday retrieval! It's just flying by!!

**Sorry I haven't updated the calendar. Every time I've tried the past couple weeks or so everything crashes : (

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This is why I don't go through agencies!

 This clinic is the one we used with my 2nd couple. Not an agency but was ran like one..Melanie was our coordinator and contact for everything. The craziest part of all was that we were cycling when all of this happened. Weird to think about us sitting across from the desk from her talking about making babies while that's happening.. My FIM never did believe she really did it, I couldn't say either way..she was extremely nice but just goes to show you never really know a person.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/06/attorneys_for_melanie_mcguire.html

 Anyway what brings this up is the latest on the the agency I signed up with last year. Merritt came and did our home visit and were already working on a match. Communication wasn't so great and it was like pulling teeth getting info on the match I was supposed to meet. She was a little ditzy but nice. In the end I let it all go and my current IM had contacted me again. And now this...

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Fertility-broker-harvests-tears-and-anger-116197439.html

 I'm so glad I backed out of that mess. I can't even imagine trying to deal with what those IP's, donors & carriers are : (

Monday, February 7, 2011

FINALLY!!! Let the fun begin!

  We finally made it the Dr today! Cyst has shrunk to about 2cm, lining's gone down to 5 AND best of all E2 levels are fine (62). So we get to start Estrace tonight!!!!!! IM goes in tomorrow for her FDA screening. We are looking at transferring between 2/28-3/2! : )
  I am just beyond thrilled with today's news! These past few months have felt like forever and now we can officially move forward! I go back 2/16 for sono.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Winter Wonderland in Texas!

 So after emailing our nurse last Thurs about when to come in since I still hadn't started a period..what do you know I started like an hour later! We set the appt for Tues and all hell has broke loose with the weather in North Texas. Had to cancel Tuesday's appt and reschedule for Wednesday. No change in weather so they rescheduled to Friday now. As of now weather isnt really any better but I have every intention of making tomorrow's appt! I truly think end of cycle this week is our best chance at getting to move forward and we NEED to be there.
 Today is day 3 in a row of no school and we are ALL going stir crazy in this house. Thankfully the rolling blackouts seemed to have stopped today. So prayers & positive thoughts that we can get to this appt tomorrow would be greatly appreciated : )