Thursday, July 1, 2010

IVF, Here We Go Again!

This morning I went for my first baseline ultrasound for this next round of IVF.  Looks like everything is "quiet", which is a good sign.  Lining is 8 mm, which is considered thin, and a good thing.  I took my last BCP on Tuesday night, so I may or may not get a period this time.  But based on the lining, the nurse thinks I will probably have one.  As for the ovaries, there are 10 small ones on the right ovary (the "difficult" one), and 12 or 14 on the left (I think, I can't remember).  Nothing has changed with the right ovary, it's still high.

So, I'm ready to start my stims tomorrow.
     Meno.pur: 150 IUs (2 vials) in the morning
     Follis.tim: 300 IUs in the evening.

The best part of it all, I was able to get 3 boxes of Follis.tim 300 IUs samples from the clinic.  Score!  I really needed this because I only ordered enough to get me started.  Now I'm feeling pretty good about this cycle.

In the waiting room this morning, a couple came in with their infant son.  He's less than a year old as he wasn't even walking yet.  I know some people have a hard time with people bringing children, especially babies in an RE clinic, but it didn't bother me too much.  He was a real cutie, so I smiled and waved at him.  His mum smiled and said "It does work" (meaning IVF).  I said, "Is he your miracle baby?" and she said "Yes!" We starting chatting a little, and found out that her first IVF worked for her.  She said before this, she would have been OK whether IVF worked for her or not.  However, after having her son, she really wants to try again.

She was 39 when she did her first IVF, and she will be trying again at 41.  I can't remember if she said she only had one egg, or one embryo, but it took and now she is blest with a healthy and very cute baby boy.  I'm so happy for her.  She gives me hope!  She gave me her email so we will start communicating and maybe meet up again when she is in town (she lives 2 hours away).  She is also a patient of Dr. Hopeful.

So far, things are starting off well for me.

Tomorrow, we are heading out to Michigan to see my BIL and SIL, the ones that are expecting.  I'm sure they will be announcing their pregnancy then.  My MIL and FIL will be there too.  It will be an interesting trip, having to sneak around to give myself shots twice a day. And, I'll have my period at the same time.

 Good times.

12 comments:

  1. Hope is such a good thing!!! Best of luck to you!!!!

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  2. Good luck with this cycle. Please keep us posted on how everything progresses. Crossing my fingers and toes for you.
    P.S. I am very impressed that the woman's story felt hopeful to you, it is sometimes hard for me to get myself there.

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  3. praying for all the luck in the world!!!!

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  4. so glad you felt encouraged!!! that is so wonderful. it really brightens my day when things like that happen, so glad your day had a breath of sunshine too.

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  5. So excited and hopeful for this cycle for you!!! Praying your trip this weekend is one you will be able to have a little peace with...even if you have to sneak around for it!

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  6. Yeah for starting stims!! Lots of +++ thoughts for your cycle. Where in MI are you visiting (I live in MI too.) I will be looking forward to updates!!!

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  7. Good luck with this round- you will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers! I hope you have a great little getaway! Enjoy!

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  8. The story of that woman gives me hope as well! Best of luck with this cycle! You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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  9. I so happy all is well so far! It's nice that you got some meds for free - I'm sure it helps a lot! I praying for your baby! I find its nice to meet people who are success stories! It gives me hope!

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  10. WOW. Good for you on being on so positive. I know positive thinking is supposed to be good for us, but it always bugs me when people bring their babies to the RE's office. Good luck this cycle!

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  11. Praying praying praying for a successful cycle xxx hugs

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  12. So happy you got started and those numbers look great! Will keep my fingers crossed for you through this cycle!!!

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