Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Magic number, phase 1

Sorry for holding out on you all day! I was running errands after work and just got home. So we got results this morning and the magic number is...............

Holy smokes, right?! We are so excited! Fingers crossed for a reeeally good number on Thursday :) I am officially 4 weeks and 1 day pregnant today!

I have blood work Thursday, and then again next week. Ultrasound and more blood work on 2/17. I work at an OB/GYN office so I'm going to try to see if our ultrasonographer will do a quick scan on Valentine's Day, because I have a really cute idea to surprise the guys with :) 

Thank you all SO much for your good thoughts and vibes you've sent our way over the past weeks, I really appreciate it! We have such a long way to go still, but I'm so glad things are looking good.

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Monday, January 30, 2012


Well, here are all of my BFP's! 

Tomorrow is the blood work and I am nervously excited :) I feel like I am going to be nervous for the next 8 months of my life! I think at least through the first trimester....

I was talking to the guys tonight (the first time we've talked on the phone since the transfer) and they cracked and asked if I knew if I was pregnant or if I had tested. They are "cautiously thrilled" and we are all anxiously awaiting the results of tomorrow! I will update when I have the magic number, please cross your fingers for a good result!

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Friday, January 27, 2012


Here's the test from yesterday morning and then the one from this morning. Definitely darker. I think I will be taking one every morning until Tuesday, just to see them get darker. It makes me feel better :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Well, I have a couple things to share with you guys :)

This is from this morning....

And this is from lunch time....

Yep, that's all :) 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Transfer status: complete!

Well, I made it back from the transfer last night and all was a success! The journey to get to California was CRAZY, due to weather setbacks and flight delays, but I made it and so did both of my IP's. I got in 2.5hrs later than scheduled and after chatting with my guys for a bit, we all went to bed. 

Transfer was on Saturday 1/21 at 9:30am. A car picked us up at the hotel and we arrived at the clinic at 9am. I got my blood drawn and got called back to the exam/procedure room. I was mostly not looking forward to having to have a full bladder for an extended period of time, but to my surprise that didn't happen! The doctor used a transvaginal ultrasound so I got to have a completely EMPTY bladder! YAY! The guys were so nervous and anxious, but so sweet to me and each other. We transferred one 5 day frozen blastocyst, and the doctor said it was great quality. (B+ if I remember correctly from my eavesdropping :) ) 

After the transfer we went back to the hotel and had lunch, and I relaxed in my room while the guys took a walk and got me snacks and trashy gossip magazines :) We watched some TV and just hung out until they had to go home :( It was raining in CA when we left for the transfer but after we got back, it was sunny and gorgeous! The guys told me to go lay in the sun at the rooftop pool after they left, so I did! It was beautiful and warm and I lounged in one of the chairs and enjoyed the peace and quiet.

I came back to my room after the sun started setting and took a nap, ordered some dinner, and went to bed. I got to sleep in on Sunday, later than I have in a LONG time! A car picked me up at 12:30pm to take me to the airport. I was so sad to leave the beautiful weather, but so excited to see my sweet baby when I got home. 

My blood test is on 1/30 (a week from tomorrow) and I might test at home this weekend, depending on how I'm feeling. Maybe earlier, we'll see ;) The guys don't want to know if I get a BFP before the blood draw, in case of a rare false positive home test. So the results will be between all of you and me, if you can promise to keep a secret! I am super nervous so keep those sticky vibes coming my way, please! 

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Fingers crossed

Well, my lining was only 7.5mm today but the doctor heard my desperate cries from far far away and decided to go ahead with the transfer on Saturday! WAHOO!!!!

I fly out on Friday afternoon and we transfer Saturday morning. I will be on bed rest all day Saturday and all of Sunday morning until I have to go to the airport for my flight.

We are all so excited, and I am still NERVOUS! We are only transferring one embryo so now I need some sticky vibes, so that one special little babe hangs around for 9 months.

Where are all of you at in your journeys?

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Friday, January 13, 2012


Sorry for the lack of updating, my loyal followers. A lot has been going on, and I have been trying not to get too excited... trying to prevent a rollercoaster like last time, I guess. I am mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. My body is tired and hurting. My boobs are huge, I am bloated and have gained 7lbs, and I have headaches and am emotional and borderline crazy-pants at times. Okay, enough complaining. Sorry about that :)

So I stopped meds on 12/21, and had a period on 12/26. It was not bad at all, not anything like I was expecting! We started meds on 12/29 and we raised my estrogen earlier this time, in hopes of preventing my thin lining problem that we experienced last time. Unfortunately, it didn't work. I had my ultrasound on Monday, and my lining was measuring 6.2mm. (Remember, they want it between 8 and 12) My blood levels of estrogen were still good, so they left my dosing the same and just gave me some more time to let my lining get thicker. I had my repeat ultrasound today and my lining was still only 6.8 :( Last time when we gave it more time, it got up to about 8mm. No one is really sure why that didn't happen this time. Now the plan is for me to do vaginal suppositories of Viagra (yes VIAGRA!) for 3 days and have a repeat ultrasound again on Monday. Since Viagra increases blood flow, (hehe) the thought is that the vaginal suppositories will help increase the blood flow to my uterus. If my lining is at least 8, we will transfer next Saturday. If it isn't thick enough, we are canceling and then deciding what to do from there.

Please, please, PLEASE send me some thick, fluffy vibes, and some good luck. I am very discouraged, worried, and disappointed. I know feeling that way isn't going to help anything, but I can't help but feel like my body is failing my IP's. I will update after my ultrasound on Monday.

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