IVF 4 – Stim Day 1 – The 411

baby - ivf 4 stim day 1

This morning, I went to the hospital to the women’s imaging center to have my baseline sonogram done.  I was sitting in the waiting room praying that the maca root balanced out the Estrace and that I did not have any cysts.

I had no cysts and I have 10 follicles at baseline.  Hopefully a few more will grow once the meds kick in.

I left the imaging center and went to LabCorp to get the blood work and of course, on a holiday, everyone and their momma was in there.  I got out of there in under an hour and my nurse and I spoke at noon and I start stims tonight.  My blood work was not in before CNY closed at noon, but because today is CD4, they want me to go ahead and start stims and they will stop them tomorrow if my E2 is over 100, which is unlikely.  They did not want to risk me ovulating if they did not start the meds in a timely manner.

This cycle, I will be on Prednisone 10 mg twice a day, Lupron (5 units), Gonal F (300 units), Menopur (300 units), HGH (4 Units), and after my retrieval, I will start daily Neupogen injections and Lovenox.  I will be taking one Claritin per day along with other supplements and vitamins. On the day of retrieval, I will be doing two bags of Intralipid infusion and weekly thereafter.

I am nervous as a hooker in line on judgement day, but I am also as happy as a pig in slop for the opportunity to work on becoming a mother.  I am hopeful for this cycle and prayerful that the tweaks and additions to the medication protocol will be what is needed for me to fall pregnant (with twins! I hope) and carry to term.  God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we could ever think or image or hope for, so I am placing my complete faith in Him that He will see me through this.





Plan B In Action

Plan B In Action

I spoke with my coordinator today at CNY Fertility Center and Spa and have decided on a tentative date for my IVF transfer. To plan for a Christmas birth, I am looking at having my egg retrieval done around March 28th and having the fertilized embryos implanted on April 2, 2014 !!! I made my hotel reservation to be in the city for a total of 8 days. I am going to stay two days past the procedure so that I can rest. I am praying that the little ones “stick” and 40 weeks later I will have two bundles of pink and blue 🙂