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Gender Reveal! What will it be? A bouncing little he or a pretty little she?

We had our gender reveal! We were supposed to travel on Thanksgiving but the tickets to Kona were so expensive that we decided to stay on Oahu last minute. The plan was to do a dinner thing for our parents and have my sister bake the cake so we could find out together but since we were spending Thanksgiving with everyone after all, we (I) decided to do the cake thing at dinner with everyone. Read the rest of this entry

IVF Update: 6dp5dt Live Pregnancy Test

Oh man, I should not have done this! Watch through the end and let me know what you think… Don’t judge based on the beginning of the video…

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

The Day Before Egg Retrieval

I am so sick!! I can’t believe this is happening! I wanna puke so bad and have a massive headache… this never happens to me, I don’t know what to think of it. I had my pills this morning and they didn’t go down very smooth. It felt like they got stuck in my throat and I hate that feeling, it kinda lingers all day. I went to the lab to draw some blood, and then I went to work still feeling icky from the pills not going down right. An hour later I had one of those probiotic drinks and ate a fresh mango. And that was it… I started to feel like I needed to vomit, and I just did, which made me feel better but not less nervous.

Should I tell my doctor? I don’t want him to cancel my retrieval tomorrow for anything in the world!

The (Endless) IVF Cycle Overview – Egg Retrieval Due Next!

ivf egg  retrievalThis is my IVF Cycle Summary… so far. I thought I was a poor responder to stims and boy was I wrong! The normal starting dose of Follistim for IVF cycles is 225IU but because I have a lot of follicles my doctor decided to start me off with a mere 175IU and somehow, my body ran with it…it ran a marathon, producing 55 follicles! As a result my cycle almost got canceld which was nerve wrecking. Doc decides we can still proceed but that we need to reduce my stims. From that point on I was either taking 100IUs of Follistim (which some people do on an IUI cycle so you can have an idea) and 76IU of Menopur, or I was taking nothing… just giving time for my eggies to grow on their own.

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IVF Cycle Update – CD 9

Last few days have been stressful… Doctor wanted to cancel my cycle, didn’t get a hold of me to update my meds, my ovaries are ginormous and I’m scared I’m developing OHSS. I’m one of those people that can’t live without a plan, and right now everything is up in the air… and it kills me!