Friday, May 25, 2012

Now we wait...

We went on Tuesday morning for the transfer. We had 4 embryos left. All grade A! The RE said this time they look better than last time. I only had one grade A last time. They picked the best 2 and transferred them in me. My RE said with my history and age he suggested I put two in. Same as last time. They will tell me if the others are OK to freeze in a few week.
It was definitely harder to rest for two days like they wanted me too. Last time I didn't have a little one to take care of so I was a coach potato for two days. This time I tried but Luca wanted him Mommy.  Crazy, I think he knew something was up.

I know Luca will make an incredible big brother. He is so sweet with his baby cousin. He kisses her and does "nice" and pats her. He is such a sweet little boy.  He says everything. The night before the transfer I was in the chair in his room reading and singing to him.  This was our conversation.

Luca, do you want a baby sister? he said, ya!

Do you want a baby brother? he said, Ya!

Do you want both a sister and brother? he said, Ya!

He either says Ya! or No! when I ask him questions. Hopefully we can give him a little buddy soon!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Is history repeating itself?

I had the egg retrieval on Saturday. I got 7 eggs. Same as last time.  I got the call today that only 4 matured and all 4 fertilized. Also same as last time.  I will be going in on Tuesday for the transfer.
I am not sure about the grades yet. They will let us know on Tuesday.

So I am hoping the outcome is the same as it was last time. I will keep you posted.

The retrieval itself was nothing. Again, was put to sleep. This time I was a little more crampy but today I feel so much better.

I started the estrace and the progesterone injections are stating tonight. One of the major hormones of pregnancy, estrogen helps maintain the endometrial lining of the uterus. While some early studies have shown that patients taking both progesterone and estrogen supplements during an IVF cycle after the egg retrieval  have higher clinical pregnancy rates.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day

I had such a great Mother's Day. We went for a picnic with my family. My brother took pictures of Luca and I.  This is my second Mother's Day and I couldn't of been happier. Luca is the light of my life and I don't think I could love someone as much as I love this boy. He amazes me every day and I thank God every day that he came into my life and made me a Mother.
We are trying to give him a brother or sister. I am in the middle of my IVF cycle. I am just waiting for the medication to work  and go to the clinic for monitoring every other day now.  I went today and I had some but they need to get bigger.
So we wait.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

IVF for number 2!

So here we are again. I have started my first IVF cycle to give Luca a little brother or sister. I had a goal set up in my mind to try on our own until I was 37.
They had me do Lupron and no birth control this time. My RE feels it suppressed me.  Today I went for day 2 bloodwork and ultrasound. I will be starting the meds tonight.
I will be blogging again as I go through this IVF process. To help others who are going through it.

I have to say the second time around is a little tougher. Not with the medications.  I wasn't overwhelmed this time.  Had no problem giving myself the shots. Sadly, it seems like an old habit.
Its a little tougher because of the little one.  My clinics hours are 6am to 7:45 am for bloodwork and ultrasounds. With IVF you have to be monitored alot.  I live about 45 minutes from the clinic so I have been staying at my parents when I need to go to the clinic the next day, so they can watch him.

All in all, its been going well.  Last time Lupron gave me massive headaches. This time it wasn't as bad. 

I will post keep you all posted.

For those going through the infertility journey, stay strong.