Category Archives: infertility

I’m a Mom!! It’s sinking in!

3.5 months into it and I still look at my baby in disbelief… He is just so perfect and beautiful and Im so honored to be his mom. Sometimes I feel so undeserving of him, he’s just so precious.

I finally quit my job a couple weeks ago so Im official a SAHM and I love it. Im considering watching a couple babies during the week so I can have some extra income and I also get a better idea on what its like to make multiple kids. Crazy, I know! But times a wastin’! LOL

Benji is currently 3.5 months old and he’s doing great! He can hold his head up pretty well and Im teaching him to roll over. Everyone thinks he looks like an older baby for some reason… maybe its the wrinkles LOL just kidding, he’s got none, he’s perfect, remember?

We spend most of our time at home, which btw is still under construction. Life is gonna stay hectic for a long time. Andy has been working so hard and Im so proud and thankful. I try to not burden him with any house work. I pack his lunches in the morning, I take care if the baby 100%, I cook and clean. Its the least I can do.

Ive been taking Benjji to the beach and he loooooves it!! Im so stoked! Here’s what he looks like right now!

xoxo,

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My Birth Story

I’ve been MIA but its because life has been too crazy. We finally closed on the house a littee over a month ago but still havent been able to move in. Andy has been working 7 days a week to get the house move in ready but a project that was supposed to take 3 weeks its now going on week 5 and it looks like we have another 2 to go. He just keeps running into problems. In the meantime I went in for my 40 week appointment and never left the hospital. Turns out my amniotic fluid levels were dangerously low. At 40 weeks they expect it to be between 8-20 and mine was at 4. Which explains why baby would only stay on one side. So I checked in the birthing center at Castle Medical in Kailua and called Andy so he could bring our bags and come stay with me. Anyways, here is my story:

IVF | FET | 5dp5dt – Symptoms

Ok, so after the transfer I had cramps for 48 straight hours. Consulted with Dr. Google and he thinks that’s a good sign and that it could e implantation pains. But in order to to give me too much hope (or maybe not to get sued), he also says that it could NOT be implantation pains. I choose to believe the former. Read the rest of this entry

IVF| FET| 4dp5dt – I was a bad bad girl today…

Hi TTCers!! So today I had this crazy urge… to pee on a stick! Bad idea! There was no line that and I did freak out momentarily even though I knew it was too early… I went  straight to youtube and looked for other people’s tests and saw a lot of people that had tested on day 4 that got BFNs, but got BFPs after…plus my transfer was only at 1PM to technically I’m 3.5dp5dt… so I’m still in the clear! Read the rest of this entry

My IVF Journey & A Case Of The Butterflies

I’ve read so many posts about how emotionally difficult the IVF process is and the strain it puts on relationships. A therapist told us that many couples seek therapy while going through the process and that many of them choose to never do it again, moving on to adoption instead, all due to the high level of stress.

For me, IVF was a scary decision because it was the last door we could open. 

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From FET to PUPO :) I’m Ready!

20140827-052914-19754311.jpgAs I mentioned on my previous post, our FET is this Friday and then I’ll have to stay in bed rest until Monday. What the hell am I going to do in bed this whole time? 

I’m trying to come up with a list and would love some fresh ideas! Here are some of the things I thought:

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FET This Fridaaaay!! Can’t Contain My Happiness!

FET is on Friday and everything is looking good! Thick lining: Check! Estrogen patches: Check! Progesterone shots: Check! A lot of love and romance: Check!

Technically, I’m 1 week pregnant already! 🙂

I forgot to say something important so watch part 2 down below. xoxo

Love,

Dani

Counting Seconds – 15 days until PUPO! 

IVFI can’t believe we are this close!  Im so excited to do this and yet so scared… Im just afraid on what things will be like and what it’ll feel like  if we get a negative result… I have so much faith that this will be a positive but I can’t ignore the fact that the possibility of a negative is there too.. Read the rest of this entry

Fertility Medication – What To Do With Whats Left?

IVF medications for saleIm seriously thinking about selling my unused injectable medications to pay for my part of IVF loan… does anyone have any idea how I can do that? Here’s what I have and their original prices (of course Im gonna sell for less than their original prices, Im thinking 50% off, depending on which one):

A few pills of Clomid

a few vials of Menopur – $75 each

Ovidrel – $79

Sealed 900IUs Follistim vial (with the pen and needles) – $1618

Sealed 1050IUs Rediject Gonal-F pens (comes with needles) – $1036

Plus these opened ones:

7ooIUs of Gonal-F (I used 200), this may be expired though…

2 vials and 2 pens of Follistim, but I used 100 IUs on one and 75IUs in the other.. but they are only 10 days old, so still good.

If you’re interested or someone that is interested, let me know.

 

Here is the price list from freedom pharmacy: http://prices.freedomfertility.com/

IVF Update | Record Breaking Egg Retrieval

You wont believe how many eggs were collected on Friday’s surgery! Since my shots were pretty much cut to zero half way through the stim phase, we all expected half the eggs to grow and the other half to just be there, immature. None of us expected the outcome to be this positive! 48 follicles were drained! Now we’re waiting for the freezing report in a few days.

Love,

Dani