Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We have a calendar!

K went in for her ultrasound yesterday & everything looked good. The RE said he'd look over my chart & send us a calendar in a few days. Then last night he called K & said for her to continue her birth control pills, and he'd start her on stim meds on 3/13. I just checked my e-mail & the IVF coordinator sent me my calendar! This is how it's going to work:

2/25- I start lupron, 10 units
3/3- I stop birth control pills, an have my E2 & uterine lining checked
3/6- I begin taking estrace 2x a day, start Vivelle patches, and baby aspirin
3/13- K begins stim meds
3/14- I drop lupron to 5 units
3/18- I have E2 & lining checked again
3/25- I stop lupron, begin crinone, and they'll retrieve K's eggs
3/30- Transfer two of K & J's beautiful little babies into my cozy uterus where they'll (hopefully) hang out for the next 36-40 weeks!

I am so excited I can hardly stand it! The clinic is ordering my meds & I'll have my lupron overnighted to me so that I can begin tomorrow. I knew at some point I'd likely have to give myself injections, but now that I know I'm starting tomorrow, I'm starting to crap frisbees. I know, it's a teeny-tiny little needle and it's no big deal and I should thank my lucky stars that I'm not having to do PIO injections because that's a 14 inch long 10 gauge needle in the butt (ok, maybe I'm exaggerating) but I'm still slightly nervous about it! I've watched some YouTube videos demonstrating the lupron injections to psych myself up. I'm sure tomorrow when it comes time to do my first injection, I will sit there for over an hour trying to talk myself into it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Looking Good!

K's blood result came back from her test last week, and whatever they tested looked very good. She goes in on the 23rd to have her ovaries looked at via ultrasound, I'm not exactly sure what they're looking for though. I'm sorry I don't know the technicalities, the whole egg production thing really isn't my area :) The IVF coordinator e-mailed me on Monday to find out what day of my birth control pills I was on, and said that we were going to get the ball rolling!

Other than that, I am in the dark. If I were to guess, I'd say that they're going to start K on meds after the 23rd so she'll produce a bunch of eggs, and that I'll be starting lupron and estradiol around the same time. But, I really don't know! K's been through this before, since she did IVF to conceive Little K, but there was no surrogate involved so this really is a whole new ballgame. I'm going to e-mail the IVF coordinator tomorrow to see if I can get a little more information form her and a rough timeline. If not, K will let me know whats up on the 23rd!

I know this was a crappy update, but hey, at least I updated!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Crossing our fingers for March

So earlier this week, we had a mini-crisis. Ok, a rather large crisis, which led to me having a fit that could rival any 2 year olds. Seriously, I was this close to laying in the floor & screaming. K told our clinic early on that if our FET didn't work, we wanted to go straight into a fresh cycle, and they said that would be fine. Fast forward to negative beta, and the RE decides he wants to look at K's ovaries...NEXT cycle. That was kind of a bummer by itself, but because of K's work schedule, she wants to transfer by April 1st, otherwise we'd have to wait until August or September. Cue meltdown.

"What the heck am I doing to do for 6 months?! I will have no purpose! I want to deliver in 2010, or at least by late January! I can't just sit here and do nothing!"

This went on for approximately 24 hours. I was seriously freaking out. And now that I look back, I have no idea why I freaked out! It's only 6 months, it isn't the end of the world. I knew that there would be a gap in transfers if the second one didn't work, but I just wanted us to get that chance at a second one before we just twiddled our thumbs for 6 months. Thankfully, the IVF coordinator got in touch with K and told her that they were going to try their best to make a March transfer happen! Yaaaay!!! You should have seen me when I got K's text, I was fist-pumping like a Jersey Shore pro. Throw in a few ninja kicks & high fives... I'm sure I looked like I was having some kind of seizure.

So, they started me on birth control pills, and K got her blood drawn for some kind of fancy blood test to check her ovaries, and now we are just waiting for those results. Once those are in, we'll get instructions, I assume. I'm not entirely sure what this cycle will consist of, but one thing I know for sure is that both K and I will be sticking needles into our bellies on a daily basis which will be sure to turn us both into hormonal, hot-flash-having, grumpy women. I can almost hear the cries of joy from our husbands right now.

Anywho, hopefully I'll have a better update early next week. Everyone cross your fingers for a successful March transfer!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Negative Beta :(

The title pretty much says it all. Our beta today was negative :( We're bummed, but moving forward. I stop meds today & AF should arrive soon. Then K and I will sync our cycles up so a fresh transfer in March.

I'll have to do the dreaded lupron shots with this cycle- eeeks!