Needles and stuff

IVF UpdateSo it has begun. IVF round 2 is well underway. I started Lupron last Saturday, without any drama. I had DH do the shots for me for about a week since I just couldn’t stab myself with the tiny needle. But something came over me a few nights ago, and I said, screw it, I’m doing this myself. So here we are, about a week left of lupron, and I’m doing the shots myself! Woot! Continue reading

We’re back at it again!

It’s been about three months since I even logged on to WordPress, or my Twitter account. It is now November. I spent the last three months vacationing, and not thinking about treatment. I wasn’t on vacation for the full three months, even though that would’ve been nice. I’m heading off to Dallas and New Orleans today for a week, and I will be starting Lupron tomorrow. I’ve never traveled with syringes before. Please let me know if there’s anything I need to be aware of, especially about disposal!

Enough talk about the next cycle. I thought I’d use this post to share some pictures of what I’ve been up to. Over the last three months, I’ve traveled to Hong Kong, Osaka, Hawaii, and the Mediterranean!

I’m off to Dallas to watch my first ever Cowboys game at the AT&T Stadium! I’m sooo excited! We’re heading off to New Orleans on Tuesday. Let me know if there are any places I must visit in either of these places!

I’m back…kind of…

FET 2 UpdateIt’s been a while since I’ve logged into my account, or read your posts. I just haven’t been feeling up to it. But I thought I’d give an update on what’s going on. As you know from the last post, our first FET didn’t work. We transferred our second, and last embryo on Friday, July 3. Continue reading

I have a confession to make…

Results UpdateI have been posting a week after what’s actually been happening. I had my transfer on May 26, and beta on June 5th. I was trying to read into stupid things like a winery I discovered last year is out of the wine I wanted, so that must mean that I’m pregnant since I can’t drink. Or, Kim Kardashian is sharing her infertility struggle with the world, plus she’s pregnant now, so that MUST be a sign.  I’ve made it through my TWW without spotting like last time, so that must be a sign. My boobs still hurt, that must be a sign. Continue reading

FET #1: TWW!

TWW UpdateSo here I am, PUPO. My two week wait is actually only nine days. I didn’t document my symptoms from the fresh transfer, so there’s not much to compare it to. All I remember was that I had cramps for the first few days, then my boobs hurt, then they stopped, and it was a BFN. But I’ve decided to keep track of my symptoms this time so I’ll have something to look back on. I’ve also skipped a few of my Bar Method classes “just in case”. I only skipped one class last time, but I did cheat during class.

My meds per day are:

  • Three 2mg Estrace by mouth
  • One 2mg Estrace vaginally
  • Two 8% Crinone

Day 0 – 0DP6DT

Feel fine, kind of gassy, but that might be from the sushi.

Day 1 – 1DP6DT

Little bit of pinchy cramps, bloated

Day 2 – 2DP6DT

Felt fine in the morning, some pinchy cramps in the afternoon

Day 3 – 3DP6DT

Headache in the early afternoon, boobs are sensitive (maybe bra is too tight)

Day 4 – 4DP6DT

Bloated, a little bit of cramping, boobs are sensitive, but not painful like last time. Slept for 9 hours, and also took a two hour nap!! Hard exonerated strawberries which taste super sour to me, but they were apparently ok.

Day 5 – 5DP6DT

Super thirsty, dry mouth, very bloated, little bit of cramping, boobs are exploding out of my bra, a little tender.

Day 6 – 6DP6DT

Super thirsty again, boobs are a little more sore, huge blue veins going to my nipples, woke up to pee twice last night. Ate some cherries which again, tasted super sour to me.

Day 7 – 8 – 8DP6DT

Same as before. Boobs still tender, but not as sore as our fresh cycle. The veins seemed to have faded a little bit. Beta is tomorrow!!

FET #1 Update

FET Update
I am currently on day 21 of our first FET cycle. I must say, an FET cycle is a lot less stressful than a fresh IVF cycle. I don’t have to worry about going to the clinic everyday for blood work and ultrasounds, I don’t need to get jabbed with needles every night, and I don’t need to worry about my ovaries being over stimulated. Continue reading

Raging Hormonal Bitch…That’s ME!

I’ve been on Estrace 3 times a day for about 2 weeks now. I never had hormonal mood swings when I took birth control, so this whole emotional thing is all new to me. This might be a rant post, so I apologize if I come across whiny. Continue reading