Monday, October 5, 2009

Adoption Option

As we were going through IVF we were also updating our Adoption Homestudy. I'm very glad we had a plan B! We are almost finished with the update and will be ready to start matching with children hopefully by next week. We are seeking a special needs adoption. While in and out of the hospital with our son we realized there were so many children without someone to love and care for them. We believe we can make a difference by adopting a child that would otherwise not have a home while at the same time growing our family.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Negative, Negative

Well AF visited today and this round of IVF is officially over!

I really needed something positive in my life but that doesn't seem to be happening. We can't afford to try again for at least a year since I needed so many drugs to stimulate.

I have no idea where I am going from here!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Now I Wait

The embryo transfer yesterday was as perfect as it could have been. 4 out of the 5 eggs fertilized and the 2 they put back in were pretty much perfect! We are waiting to see if the remaining 2 embryos will make it to freeze. I have a good feeling and will have to wait until the 31st to see if my intuition is correct. I have been on bed rest since the transfer yesterday and my sweet Hubby is taking care of me. I'm trying not to be too bossy! Two weeks of waiting seems like forever but I will endeavor to keep myself from dwelling on it.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

5 Eggs

Well the retrieval went well this morning. I was asleep the whole time and am in very little pain now. The total of eggs retrieved was 5, which is less than we thought. The doctor assured me that it was "quality not quantity" that mattered but again we'll have to wait and see. We won't know how many fertilized until Tuesday when I go back for the transfer.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Caleb's Quilt

We donated most of Caleb's clothes to the Courage Center here in the twin cities. I saved pieces that were special to me and had a quilt made out of them. I haven't seen the quilt in person yet but here is the picture the artist sent me of the finished product.

Saturday's The Day

I was told to show up for Retrieval this Saturday morning and that the procedure will take place at 10:15AM. Once again it pleases me that the doctor works on the weekend! I'm happy b/c I have one last shot and then I am done with Stimulation (I still have to take the Lovenox to prevent blood clots but at this point that's nothing)! Of course the last shot is a HUGE needle and it has to be taken Intramuscularly. The final follicle count was 10 but that doesn't mean that's how many eggs there are. I have my fingers crossed for a good egg count and great fertilization!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Almost There

I dragged my but out of bed this morning at 6:30 for a 7:30 appointment 40 minutes away. I had set my alarm for much earlier but couldn't seem to wake up (probably b/c these drugs are exhausting). It is hard to believe that just a few months ago I was completely used to never getting sleep.

The physician actually performed the scan this morning which is rare. She found 10 measurable follicles today and said things are looking good. I have yet another appointment at 7:15 tomorrow to do the "routine" scan and blood work. It still looks like Friday for retrieval but I won't know for sure until the very last minute.

I found and acupuncturist who is going to come to the doctor's office for pre/post transfer treatment. I have never had acupuncture performed on my person before. We figured we might as well do everything we can to achieve a positive outcome.