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
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! 🙂
This 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.
It’s finally time to get this party on the road! We met with the doctor and she went over all the details of our cycle. We discussed dos and dont’s, risks, legal questions, and schedule. We are very excited to become parents and can’t wait. It feels really good to get to the bottom of things and to be able to move forward with a heart renewed with hope.