Wednesday, September 17, 2014

IVF: Week 2

Disclaimer: I am blogging about my IVF experience in order to document everything that I've experienced during this process. I enjoy re-reading my previous blog posts, and since this is such a big step in our lives, I wanted to ensure that I wrote everything down for future reference. Feel free to read, or not.

September 3
No updates

Lupron 0.1ml

September 4
No updates

Lupron 0.1ml

September 5
I went to the doctor today. For some reason that is unknown to me, they wanted me to be on my period while they did the ultrasound. Cool. (sarcasm) That's probably entirely too much TMI. But if that freaks you out, feel free to 'x' out of this browser. All went well with my ovaries. The doctor said they are looking great! I am still only taking Lupron, but will begin stimulation medication on Sunday! At the end of the appointment, they drew blood to determine if my estrogen level was good. I found out later that it was exactly where they wanted it to be. Each time I go to the doctor, they will continue to draw blood to ensure that the levels rise appropriately.

Lupron 0.1ml

September 6
No updates

Lupron 0.1ml

September 7
It took Ross and I about 45 minutes just to figure out how to mix up the vials of medication. I am not sure how most fertility clinics are run, but since I am seeing my fertility doctor at a normal hospital, they didn't give us any instructions - which is fine, we're smart people - but it definitely took longer than expected to mix it all up and then administer.

Hopefully today my ovaries will start making lots of nice, mature follicles. 

Lupron 0.1ml
hMG/FSH 150iu (morning)
hMG/FSH 150iu (evening)
September 8
I had to work for 12 hours straight yesterday, so I didn't get home until pretty late. Once I did, we were finally able to do both injections. Hopefully it's okay that we don't do them at the exact same time every day. I will be going to the doctor on Wednesday and should have more information!

Lupron 0.1ml
hMG/FSH 150iu (morning)
hMG/FSH 150iu (evening)

September 9
No updates

Lupron 0.1ml
hMG/FSH 150iu (morning)
hMG/FSH 150iu (evening)

6 comments:

  1. Sending you hugs, sparkles, prayers and love!

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  2. I love that you're documenting this journey to reflect back on and see God's grace in it all. Continued prayers and blessings your way!

    Brianna
    xobriannaleigh.com

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  3. So happy to hear (or, errr, read) that everything is going well and as planned!

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  4. Sending prayers your way! Hopefully everything works out as planned. Just remember everything happens for a reason and god has a plan!

    Showered With Design

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  5. It all looks like things are going amazing! So excited for you! The whole cycle will be done before you know it and you'll be PUPO!! :) Can't wait to hear the amazing news of when you're pregnant!

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