Saturday, September 27, 2008

Slackers unite

Well, I have already fallen off the update wagon!

We had a positive beta Tuesday at 124 and a repeat on Thursday of 304 (or somewhere around there). So that looks good.

I am trying hard to be excited and sometimes I am but I am very nervous. I know it's better that I am a happy camper in my happy place but it's sometimes hard. David thinks I am having symptoms to soon. I am exhausted by mid afternoon and require a nap. I don't want any chocolate or even most of my decaf latte. I didn't want the sweet potato at Outback last night even though I usually devour those things. Who knows, maybe it's all in my head, but food aversions was the first hint I had that it might have work. Those food aversions made me go by a HPT and pee on it!

I can't wear my normal clothes because the OHSS has me bloated and I can't take nay pressure on my belly. Luckily I still have some of my clothes from when I was larger. These are coming in handy. The heparin shots are bruising my belly like crazy but i have my last one Monday morning. Can't wait for those to end. The nurse at the office told me I had 8 more weeks of PIO shots. Those I hate but last night's wasn't so bad so maybe there's hope.

I watched supernatural Thursday and it's gone all biblical one me. Don't know if this is gonna be the new theme or what. I hope not, I much rather enjoyed the old show.

That's all for now I guess.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Continuing no theme

So I am trying to keep up with this blog, my BF blog and my myspace blog. I don't think that will keep up. We went to UNO's today for dinner. I ordered fried stuff which is weird because I typically don't do fried. But it was alright. I have been starving today. But I refuse to read into it. I would love to write more but it turns out that I am pooped and I want to go to bed.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pics

I don't know why myspace has to be such a pain, but here are the pics. The first picture shows the 8 embryos that made it to blast. The second is the two inside my uterus. They are hard to see so I outlined them in yellow.



Monday, September 15, 2008

Wow....

It's been a REALLY long time since I posted here. I have been posting in my myspace blog, but my mom doesn't have a myspace so she can't read it. I am going to try to post here more often so she can keep up if she wants to.

So, a quick recap. We ended up doing 4 IUI's with no success. Every time David's sperm count was excellent, and I always had three huge follicles, but no BFP. We finally decided to do IVF in May, but with my summer school, we postponed it until August. Now that I know exactly what happens, I totally could have fit it in but I think this is for the best. If this works, and it will, I will be due the beginning of June. Perfect.

So we started the drugs on August 30th. Everything went really well. I actually managed to lose weight but not my mind. I never got overly emotional, but I was a bit clingy. Not to bad.

We had retrieval on September 9th. They retrieved 15 eggs. 8 were mature and 8 fertilized. Actually and 8 made it blast stage. The embryologist said that usually only 50% make it so we beat the odds there! They were all perfect so I don't know how she picked to most perfect ones but we transfered two yesterday. I have pretty much been in bad since then. I have such high hopes for this cycle. I know it sounds silly, but if everything has gone so well so far, it has to end well!

Oh the only thing that has sucked is the PIO shots. But I read a blog on them and if I heat up my butt before, lay ont he bed with my feet hanging off, then it's SO MUCH BETTER! I even managed to get rid of the lump from Friday!

My ovaries are a bit too big though so I am on baby aspirin and heparin for a few days. Beta is September 23rd, right around the corner... I am so excited!!!!!