Monday, July 15, 2013


Saturday we put back in 2 grade B embryos. One 4 cell and one 6 cell. Both have some fragmentation issues. I am trying to be optimistic because the embryos are better then last time, but again, can't keep out the negative thoughts. The hot weather has not been agreeing with me either so I feel sick and dehydrated. I think I will be testing out my trigger tomorrow and testing for pregnancy starting Saturday. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

This cycle!

IVF # 3 is well under way and the DR says everything looks great! Exactly where she wants us to be! I have. 15  antral follicles which are basically beginner follicles. I have read if you have 15-20 you have a better chance of the IVF working. I am on day 4 of stims and feeling a little dull bloating. I head to te big hospital tomorrow for blood work then back up Friday for ultrasound and blood work. I'll have a better idea of when ER will be next week at this appointment. Can't wait! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

IVF # 3.....

Has begun! I started taking my Lupron shots Friday morning and will be having a baseline appointment on the 26 to make sure I'm all set to start stims. 
I thought I would also include what I really have to do through out my cycle to rep and actually do for the IVF cycle. So above is what I take every morning to prepare for a cycle. The stuff on the spoon is called Royal jelly. I've mentioned it before, it's supposed to help with egg quality and health. The small white pill is birth control, ironically I have to take it to get pregnant. The dark brown thin pills are coq-10, it's also supposed to be for overall egg health. 
Metformin is the bigger round pill and again that's for cycle and egg health. And lastly is the light brown pills. Those are prenatal pills for my overall health and (hopefully) baby's health. 
I take one more metformin pill at night so it really is an all day thing.   

Friday, June 7, 2013

IF, the never ending roller coaster.

In my previous post I mentioned we couldn't afford the stimming meds and had to put off IVF indefinitely... Well I got a call from my nurse yesterday and she told me someone donated ALL the stimming meds I needed! So we are back on track for our June/ July IVF!! I am so excited! I got the rest of my meds today and will be starting meds next Friday! I can't believe we are starting and so soon, I am do ready though. 

Friday, May 31, 2013

Back to Basics

My insurance, after jerking me around for 2 weeks, decided that they will be covering all my meds except my stimming meds. Which is fine and dandy if it wouldn't cost me $1700!  I was supposed to start my meds in 2 weeks so I decided to cancel the cycle because there is no way I could afford my meds. Jon is leaving on Tuesday to visit his brothers in LA so we really can't afford anything extra. So we are going back to basics

This means that I will start temping again and using ovulation predictor kits. I think we have a better understanding of what our issues are so we can address them with supplements and what not. We haven't been trying naturally in over a year so this will be different. I hope we can do this natural, but I am not naïve enough to think it will happen no problem. I will still be saving up for our next IVF cycle.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Life of an infertile

Nothing like brining your niece to dance class and being around a bunch of newborns....on the first day of the cycle. Fml seriously. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

With the upcoming cycle, comes more stress

So going into this cycle I thought we were going to be on less meds my doctor said quality over quantity. I agreed
But still I wanted to make sure we had enough eggs to work with. The only good thing was going to be less money for meds. I was wrong of course, i am on the same dosage as last time, that means coming up with $2000 in the next month. Ugh, I wish things weren't so expensive and hard! I have no idea where I will come up with this money. Hopefully I will have some meds donated from my nurse like last time. 

I also have a call into a couple of different loan offices specific for infertility so hopefully I will get things figured out really soon. I just stopped birth control I'm on 1500 mg of metformin and will be getting blood work done next week while I'm on my period. I start birth control back up next weekend and then 2 weeks later start meds!