Monday, January 28, 2013

Our Egg Retrieval and Transfer date

So yesterday was my Egg Retrieval and i didn't sleep well at all that night!! I had nightmares that they just put me on gas like at the dentist and i was freaking out saying "IM AWAKE IM AWAKE DON'T DO IT YET!!!" ya so i didn't sleep well at all.
We got into the office at 8:40 and did a quick ultra sound to make sure that the eggs were still there and they were. So we went back into their OR room, the Anesthesiologist, the nurse, the Embryologist, and my Dr all made me feel so comfortable even though i was nervous it was amazing!
They told me that i should wake up quickly after they were done, well come to find out i didn't wake up until 45 min after they were already done!!! Travis said that all of them, the Anesthesiologist, the Embryologist, my Dr, and the Nurse all came in throughout that 45 min and just laughed because i was still asleep, saying she must not have slept well last night!!
I woke up and had no pain but light spotting. I was SUPER dizzy though and needed help to walk out haha.
They gave me my first progesterone shot and surprisingly with the bigger needle it didn't hurt any worse but let me tell ya a few hours after i was SO SORE!!! my whole left side felt like i had worked out super hard the day before and was sore! So they told me to massage it when its sore and that walking helped it to not ache so much!
They were able to get 7 eggs! 7!!!! which was so exciting because it was a possibility just 2 days before that there might only be 2 so 7 was great news!!!

So the Embryologist just called me today and told me that he fertilized 5 of the matured eggs and that all of them took really well and were fertilized! We go in for our Egg Transfer on Wednesday at 10 am and he said something about us getting to choose which eggs we wanted back in, guess we will see what that's all about Wednesday ! Have i mentioned that i am so excited for this!! We could be pregnant this week!!!! AHHHH :D

I'm a little bummed that our appointment isn't tomorrow, Tuesday just because i am so excited, but Wednesday will come soon enough! And that is about all for now!! i will for sure write more on Wednesday after we get the Egg Transfer :D wish us luck!!!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Egg Retrieval!!

Dr's appt went well this morning things are looking good! He said there is about 5 eggs that he can see that look good and ready maybe even more so that was very exciting for us to hear!
We have scheduled our Egg Retrieval for this Sunday at 9:00 am!! ahhh how exciting is that!? i have to be honest i'm kinda freaking out that its all finally here and that things are actually starting to work out for us!
Wow we cant wait.
So tonight i was instructed to take my ovadryl and HCG shots tonight at 9:30 pm!
Then tomorrow after 10 pm i am not allowed to eat or drink anything in preparation for going under anesthesia, which im psyching my self out about, i'm nervous for that part! Also i think i get a day of rest from injections which will be a nice break since after that ill have to start daily progesterone injections!!
But ya that is our super exciting news for the day :D more will soon to follow im sure! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

One day more!

Haha my title makes me think of the song from Les Miserables :D

Alright so had My Dr's appt today and things aren't where he wants them to be just yet so we did a blood test to see if my hormones are high enough to start getting ready for Egg Retrieval Saturday, but there is a chance that there would only be 2 eggs big enough and ready to fertilize so he is hoping my levels are still low enough we can do one more day of repronex increasing our 2 egg possibility to 6 egg possibility :)
So Travis and I went home eager to hear the results of our blood test so we can see whats next, and we are doing ONE more day of the repronex and then I'm guessing Sunday we will be doing our Egg Retrieval. We have another Dr's appt tomorrow morning and i think that is when he will let us know a for sure on the date for Egg Retrieval :) 
Its all so exciting and at the same time, very tiring, I'm exhausted. We have gone to the Dr's office Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, and now Friday of this week.... maybe we should move in? :) hahah jk i don't mind it one bit!
But hey i did pretty good 3 posts in 3 days is pretty good!! I'm pleased with myself! 
Well maybe i can keep this going and update you tomorrow after my appointment to keep you up to date. 
Bye now!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Day 13

What?! 2 posts in 2 days!!! Not sure how often this will happen but its a good start :D
 Alright so update on my life aka IVF. We had a Dr.s appointment today and the follicles are looking great!! we had a 20,  and some 15,14,13's and one 9. The nurse said about the 20 "dang that kids going to be able to hold its own" ha ha because its stealing all the hormones :D it made me smile to think that, that follicle could be my child. The Dr said things are looking good i have one more day of the 4 doses Repronex and 3 more days of the Antagon.
We have another appointment tomorrow at 11 to check up on the follicles again and this time get some blood work, TTHHEENNNN hopefully two days after that we will have our egg retrieval!! So Saturday i could possibly be getting my eggs taken out and fertilized!!! ahhh so exciting, that's if everything checks out and looks the way he wants it to tomorrow!! fingers crossed and lots more praying ha ha!
Oh man this road to pregnancy sure hasn't been easy by ANY means but i know that once we finally get our little angel or angels (fingers crossed id like two) it will have been well worth it!

Alright well that's all the update i have for now, i will hopefully post again tomorrow with what happens at my appointment!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Moving and In Vitro (IVF)

 Wow i really am sorry about how horrible i am at keeping my blog up to date!

To start off, we moved again! ahah i know AGAIN!!! This is the 5th time in almost 4 years that we have moved, but glad to say this WILL be the last move for a LONG LONG TIME!! Because i am all tired out of moving!
We moved at the beginning of January! Travis sister and family were wanting to go back to Orem and Travis dad didn't want the house to sell to someone outside the family since they work out of the barn there. So we were offered to "Trade" houses. Of course we said yes!! This house is beautiful! It is paid off just like our other house we bought and the title was switched over into our name, so this baby really is Travis and mine. Its seriously a fairytale!!
We are basically all moved in everything we own is here just little things here and there that need to be put away but since starting in vitro and all these hormone shots ive been taking ive become strangely lazy and tired all the time! But ill get into that more in a little!
Our new house is still on a farm there is no way i could have talked Travis out of his farm so soon, we have only lived out in Payson for a year plus i don't mind it, im glad to stay!! i love my Pygmy goats :)
I do miss the area of our last home just because it was more open more fields for hay and corn and stuff like that where this area is all 5 acre lots its got alot more homes so it feels more like being in the city again, but not really. If that makes any sense :) i will post pictures i have taken of clean rooms ha

Ok now onto the topic i love to talk about!

In Vitro or IVF

Travis and I started our first cycle of IVF on January 10th!! Making that our Day 1 we were freaking out with excitement. The time had finally come!
So on Day 1 we went in and had an ultra sound to make sure that my ovarian cysts from last month had gone away with the birth control, and they had!!! So that was great news we were super excited.
The Dr. told us to go home and on day 3 start taking my Chlomid 2 in the morning till Day 9 and Famera 4 at night until Day 7.
Day 9 we went in to have another ultra sound to make sure that my follicles were growing good and that there were multiples of them. Well it wasn't what we were hoping there were only 2 follicles measuring at 11 and 14 and about 6-8 that were size 5's. The Dr. didn't like that so he told me because my body was rejecting the hormones for some odd reason i had to take 4 doses of the Repronex a day instead of 1. I was to come back in the next day, Day 10 and if they didn't show any growth we would have to STOP In Vitro right then and go with traditional IVF which is much more expensive. My heart stopped there was no way we would afford to do traditional IVF at this time which meant we wold have to wait even longer to get pregnant.
So we went home and prayed and prayed like crazy that they would grow!
Our Dr.s app was at 9 am and guess what, those 5's had turned into 9's!!!!! yay they responded!!!
So the Dr. told us to take 4 doses of Repronex a day for 4 days and then to start Antagon on Day 12. but before i left he told me some things that might help the hormones work better. He realigned my whole body, it felt awesome i didn't know i could crack and pop SO much!! And also to change my diet! No soda, fried or greasy foods and try to stay away from sugar!!! Soda is my weakness but i have done surprisingly good i would say!
We have a Drs appt. tomorrow to make sure things are looking good! I'm hoping with that appointment we will be able to schedule our egg retrieval!!!!!!!! HOPING!!!!! and then soon after that is the Egg Transfer!!! its all getting so close and we are soo soo excited!! but that is all for now with these hormone injections i am a bit emotional and poor Travis has to deal with me, but he has been so great! :) i feel like my eyes are always burning like they are on the verge of tears, and i choke up at the stupidest smallest things! its kinda funny but other times i just get frustrated with myself.
k well that's all and now for the best part, PICTURES!! :D

 living room off the kitchen
 a decorative wall in the kitchen area
dining nook
downstairs theater
 down stairs theater
 front entry way
 master bath
 my craft room :D
 dining nook

 play ground outside, freakin sweet
front of the house
 just some of the injection meds
 this is the repronex
 4 doses repronex
 Antagon goes in the belly and hurt way more than the repronex that goes in my hip/butt
 puncture wound
he likes playing dr and poking me with needles