Sunday, May 22, 2011

IVF #1=BFNothing to transfer

Hello all!! Sorry I've been MIA lately. It's been an adjustment getting back into a routine and going back to work after being off for 2 weeks doing IVF.

So, after all the shots, doctor appointments, taking off work for 2 the end, we have nothing to transfer. I was am devastated!!! I never thought it would end this way. Honestly, it never crossed my mind that we wouldn't have anything to transfer. We had talked all week on how many we wanted to transfer and after we found out we only had 4 eggs, we were prepared to transfer 3 if we needed to; anything we had to do to bring a baby home in 9 months. Now, it's over and we have nothing to show for it except a hotel bill and no more vacation time!

 I never did an update on what the doctor told us after our unsucessful IVF, so here's what he said:

We had 4 eggs retrieved, all 4 were mature and fertilized. Great news!! Out of the 4 fertilized, only 1 had cell division and it stopped dividing at 2-cell stage. Not great news. He's not sure what went wrong. He said it's something inside the egg that wasn't normal. He couldn't tell this by just looking at them. He said they looked great on the outside and the fact that they fertilized was good. I guess it's like a miscarriage, they can't stop it and most of the time they can't explain what went wrong. God is in control and it just wasn't our time. We go back to see him on June 27 and we'll talk about the next cycle. He's wanting us to start again in July, but my husband doesn't get anymore vacation time until October. So we're wanting the retrieval and transfer to happen in October. The best part about the next cycle is IT'S FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We didn't have to pay for this one and he said he would split the cost between the 2 cycles!!! I'm so thankful for him! He is wonderful!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


We  got a call from the nurse this afternoon & she said we had nothing to transfer. :( We have an appointment tomorrow morning with the doctor. Hopefully he can give us some information on what went wrong. I will do an update tomorrow when we talk with him. Thank you all for your support.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

quick update

The nurse called this morning & said all 4 eggs fertilized!!!! Woo-Hoo!!! I will update tomorrow when I get another report.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Egg Retrieval

We got to the clinic at 7:30 this morning for the egg retrieval. We changed in to our suites while they were preparing the room for us. The nurse came in and tried starting an IV. I'm usually very easy to get an IV started, but for some reason my veins did not want to cooperate today. After 8 sticks and 3 nurses they finally got it started!! Thank goodness everything went pretty smooth after that! The procedure itself was pretty much painless. A little uncomfortable, but nothing major. The drugs they gave me was good stuff! HA!

They told me they retrieved 4 eggs. Not the number I was hoping for, but it only takes 1 right?? He said all 4 were mature. I'm hoping for a good report tomorrow!!

I'm pretty sore and bloated. I'm hoping to feel a little better tomorrow. I will update tomorrow when I hear from the nurse.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


At 8:30 pm I took my trigger shot!! The nurse called me around 5pm today and told me I was "cooked"!! haha!! She told me to do 75units of Menopur and 75 units of Follistim immediately. And to do my trigger shot at exactly 8:30 pm! Our retrieval is scheduled for Friday at 7:30am. I am so excited!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My first blog award!!

My blog received an award!!

Jennifer awarded me the versatile blogger award!! Thanks girl:)

This Award is to recognize and appreciate fellow bloggers and let your readers know about some new blogs they might not have visited!

Now its time to pass it on: Here are the rules;

*Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post

*Share seven things about yourself

*Award 15 bloggers you've recently discovered

*Contact these bloggers and let them know you've given them the award

Seven things about me:
1. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 10 years this year!!
2. We have a spoiled rotten poodle, Abbi, who doesn't know she's a dog! HAHA!!
3. We want a baby more than anything in the world!
4. We always said IVF wasn't an option for us because we didn't have the money, but Thankfully, his insurance covers most of it!! Praise the Lord!
5. I love to see new places! When I retire I want to travel the world!
6. I LOVE NYC!! I have been once and I would do anything to go back soon!
7. I miss my mom terribly!! She left this earth way too soon and I would do anything to be able to see her again! But I know she's no longer in pain and in a much better place!!

And the award goes to:
1. jessica at
2. Christina at
3. Erin at
4.  Tiffany at
5. Lori at
6. Dawn at
7. Bobbi at
8. Cora at
9. Chrissy at
10. Ashley at
11. Julia at
12. Hannah at
13. Rosie at
14. Lori at
15. Pam at