Saturday, December 8, 2012

Playing catch up!

I know its been awhile since I last blogged. Believe me I wanted to blog earlier but apart of me just wanted to put all this IVF stuff away. It has been so nice this time around to not think about it over and over, worry or get nervous. Time has just flown right past us! Can't even began to tell you how excited we are starting to feel!

Let me catch everyone up to speed!

I started my bleed on November 29th and had it for about four days. I then started stims on Saturday December 1st! This time around we are using Follistim, I have to say at first I was a tad nervous because I was used to mixing vials in our previous IVF but I have to say I love it!! So easy! I have continued to do my own injections and I have my injections under three minutes from start to finish! Stims have been going great and around Tuesday morning I started feeling a tad bloated. Nothing big, but bloated nonetheless. On Tuesday I had my blood work done and I got a phone call telling me my estrogen was 248! They advised me to lower my dose and my next appt would be on Thursday morning. Well Thursday rolled around and we made the hour drive for our blood work and ultrasound. We were super excited because this was going to be the first ultrasound since starting our stims. Blood work came back at 711 and my ultrasound was great. Follicles were mostly between 13-15. We were then advised to lower again and come back on Saturday morning.

We woke up bright and early and got there just in time and had my blood work taken again and another ultrasound. Blood work came back at 1632! Follicles sizes were between 15-18 with a few smaller ones around 13mm. So basically he wants me on two more days of stims. He then called me this afternoon and me that he wants me on zero FSH tonight and only Menopur. I then have to go back again tomorrow morning!

Feels SO good to finally be with a doctor who knows what they are doing. At the old facility I was on the same dose the entire stim cycle. I still can't understand it. I just cant! I feel even more stupid for not understanding more about IVF. Oh well, things happen for a reason. I will maybe understand at one point. I guess right now I am a tad bitter. I feel better that we are in better hands.

We go back in tomorrow for more blood work and then we should find out when for sure we go in for another ultrasound appt. He did give us a 80% chance of retrieval on Wednesday, December 13th!

Okay, I promise to update more!


10 comments:

Meela said...

Good luck this week! Hope the pick up goes well and you get some great embies for transfer :)

Amanda Raye said...

Yay!! Good Luck looks like there is a good chance you will continue to still be exactly a week behind me!! =)

Aspgriswold said...

Sounds like things are right on track!!! Thinking of you!!!!

ivfover40 said...

Yay! So happy that this RE is tailoring your meds to your response!

Lexi + Sarah said...

Thank you Meela! We are hoping for a good harvest!

Lexi + Sarah said...

Yay! Such an exciting time for both of us! Fingers crossed for us!

Lexi + Sarah said...

Thank you Amanda!

Lexi + Sarah said...

Thank you! Feels so nice to have our IVF schedule tailored we are feeling cared for.

Mommy said...

Yay!! Sounds like everything is going great.

Lexi + Sarah said...

I'm so happy it's all going so smoothly!

 
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