#MicroblogMonday – Egg Retrieval Day!

IVF Update-Egg RetrievalI’m writing this on Sunday. As you’re reading this, I’m either in the procedure, or recovering. I’m excited, but I also feel a sense of dread. It feels like this is the beginning of the end, instead of the beginning. Continue reading

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It’s trigger time!

I just got back from what I think is my last monitoring appointment. Everything looks good! I think I have 15 follicles that are bigger than 12mm. I ended up being an hour late for work because I had to wait for the trigger shot instructions! Maybe the purpose of IVF is to make us more patient for when we become mothers. HAHAPregnyl Trigger Shot Continue reading

Quick 1st Week Midweek Update

Today is day 5 of our first IVF cycle! I’ve been on 125iu of Puregon, and 75iu of Menopur. I’ll save my symptoms and feelings for a longer full week update.

I had my first blood test yesterday. I thought I would get a U/S too, but I didn’t. When the nurse called with instructions, I was told to come back today (a day early) for another blood test and U/S, but stay with the same units of medication. I didn’t find out what my levels were on the phone yesterday. The nurse sounded like she was in a rush, and wasn’t receptive to questions. Continue reading