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Saturday, January 29, 2011

IVF Update

My suppression check was on Thursday the 27th. Everything went smoothly. The lining was thin and I had just a couple of small visible follicles. There were no cysts or polyps, thank goodness. I had blood drawn and later got a call that my estrogen was 15, which is nice and low. They gave me the ok to start the stimulating hormones. I'm on the highest dose because they want to make sure I get a good response this time. When I did IVF two years ago, my doses were lower and my results were below average (and no baby obviously). I'll do 2 vials of Menopur in the mornings and 300 IU's of Follistim in the evenings. I'll continue on Lupron as well, but they have reduced my dose to 5 units down from 10.

Thanks so much to those of you who have sent me messages. I have really appreciated so much support and enthusiasm about this new adventure!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tropical Moments

Just checking in...everything is running smoothly so far. I'm finished with the 3 weeks of b/c pills and have been doing Lupron shots the last week along with aspirin, prenatals, doxycycline and dexamethasone. The Lupron is administered in tiny little shots in my belly each night--nothing painful or scary. I have Bryan give them to me while I close my eyes though just in case. My suppression check is on Thursday the 27th and then I'll be starting the stimulating hormones if all looks well. The only side effects so far are major "tropical moments" as the next generation up from me likes to call them! I have woken up in a sweat on more than one occasion in the past week. Maybe if I'm really creative, I can imagine myself on this fabulous white sand beach. ahhh!

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year, New IVF Calendar

Happy New Year! Here we go again, moving forward with IVF. Tomorrow I start the bc pills. I'm focused and alert this time, so no mess-ups! ORM emailed us a brand new calendar today, which gives all of the details, so we know what to expect. Looks like Jan 27th will be the suppression check, then the retrieval will be sometime the week of Feb 9th. Approximately 5 days later will be the embryo transfer. We would love your prayer support for God's timing here and peace in the midst of this journey. As you can imagine, the waiting is the roughest part. It's a lot like being a kid on Christmas morning. I just opened a card from my friend Gretchen and she reminded me of a wonderful quote (perfect timing, thank you friend!)

" Nothing is wasted in God's economy: The events leading up to a miracle are just as significant as the miracle itself" ~ Marlinda Ireland

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