Baseline… Let’s Get The Party Started ! – The 411

baby - lets get this party started pink keep calm

Today was my final baseline appointment !  My mom went with me and after my appointment, we went to Benihana for lunch to celebrate.

At my appointment, I learned that my lining has increased to 8.6mm.   It is a good thing that I added two to three Estrace vaginally with my every three day Delestrogen injections.  It took my lining up  !  By the time I transfer on Monday, if I do the Estrace until tomorrow, I should be about a 9mm, which is perfect.

I started my progesterone in oil (PIO) injections today as well as the Endometrin three times a day.

This morning at 6:45 am, my eggs were thawed and at 1pm, the sperm vial was shaved and the eggs were fertilized.  I will get a fertilization report tomorrow when I get to the clinic, unless they call while I am enroute.  I am praying all of the eggs survived the thaw and also fertilized normally.  I just want to have something to work with.  I am praying that the first transfer takes and then I will just leave the others frozen until after the birth of my babies.  I am praying for TWINS and done !   Healthy, happy, beautiful, highly intelligent twin girls or a boy/girl twins !  Just putting out there into the universe what I would I would like to receive ! I will later make the decision as to what to do with the remaining embryos.  That is all dependent on (1) if I have twins (2) if the first transfer takes (3) that I have a live birth. After I have two babies, I am leaning towards donating the additional embryos, if there are any, to science.

Well, I am off to bed now since I have to get up at 1 am to leave by 1:45 am for Syracuse.

Tomorrow at 10 am, I have my HCG wash and then my intralipid infusion. I will update tomorrow once I get settled.

Good Nite !

IVF # 6 – Stim Day 16 – The 411

baby - uterine lining

Today is my 16th day on Lupron and I got the results from my sonogram yesterday.  For some reason, my uterine lining is still thick.  It is 7mm, down one millimeter from last week.  The nurse called and left the message and said she wanted to know how much bleeding I did over the last few days and she wanted the lining under a 7 to proceed.  I have to call her tomorrow morning to go over my scan.  I texted my RE and asked him his thoughts and he asked me a series of questions and then said he wasn’t concerned, as my saline sonogram was fine and I had a endometrial scrape with biopsy that came back fine as well and sometimes the lining just doesn’t thin all the way out every month.

This afternoon, the imaging center I made an appointment with on Thursday called to inform me that they do not read infertility scans, thus they were cancelling my appointment !  WHAT THE WHAT??   I asked to speak to the ultrasound tech and she explained that they no longer do infertility scans and the Radiologist decided they were no longer doing them and that is all the explanation she could offer.  I explained to her that I read the entire order to the intake person and they were aware that I was doing this scan for infertility and that I had been referred to them by the hospital radiology department as the one imaging center in this area which DOES infertility related scans.  Long story short, she gave me a half assed apology and could do nothing for me.  I will let the nurse know tomorrow and just let it go since I just did a scan yesterday and insurance companies do not like for patients to keep repeating tests unnecessarily.

The plan is for me to start the estrogen injections on Monday and then go in for a repeat scan on Jan 14th.  I talked to a few ladies today who had thick linings and one lady had a lining thickness of almost 19 on the day of her transfer and she is a few weeks pregnant with twins !  I guess it can not hurt for the lining to be thicker than normal.  My usual lining is around a 7 or 8 at transfers.  I am kinda glad that I do not have to do another transvaginal ultrasound !  Not really my favorite thing to do LOL.

IVF #6 – Stim Day 10 – The 411

Today, I had my CD 2 baseline appointment and unfortunately, my transfer is going to be delayed a week because my lining is 8mm.  I was instructed to stay on Lupron for an additional week, allow my period to complete and shed my lining and then go for another lining check and blood draw next week.

I called around to find an imaging center back at the beach so that I would not have to travel to Washington again for an appointment and was able to schedule an appointment on Monday at a local hospitals offsite imaging center, which does not do detailed radiology scans because they do not normally do IVF related scans.  They referred me to another private imaging center which does do detailed scans so I made an appointment with them and the first available appointment was on Thursday, New Years Eve.  I faxed my orders to them today and I emailed my nurse to ask her which appointment she wanted me to go to, since I am not sure exactly what she is looking for.  I have to wait until after the next scan to start taking the estrogen.  Luckily for me, I am just going with the flow and am not on any particular time schedule.  Now it looks like I will be bumped back until the week of the 18th for my transfer.

I called Xytex today to get an idea of their dates and times of operation and when to have them ship the sperm vial so that I can get it there in enough time for my fertilization.  Now I have a little extra time and will not worry about the shipment getting caught up in holiday travel.

So for the next week, I am still on Lupron and the other meds and supplements I am supposed to take.

Have a great night everyone ~