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IVF Pregnancy: 4 Weeks Pregnant | We Kicked Infertility in the Face!

Now I can spread baby dust! 🙂


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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IVF Update: 28 Embryos Brewing

We’ll soon find out how many survived to the blastocyst stage! It’s funny how IVF changed our TTC journey from pure anxiety to joyful and excitement. I haven’t felt this good in ages! 🙂



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.



Time To Lay Some Eggs – Egg Retrieval Preparation and Expectations

Its today!! Im just laying here… Waiting for them to take me. Husband and I made a bet, we’ll see who wins:

Dani: 25 mature eggs, 21 fertilized, 10-15 million sperm count

Andy: 18 mature eggs, 15 fertilized, 90-100 million sperm count (so optimistic on his numbers huh? Lol)

Wish me luck!

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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