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Pregnancy update with 12w pics

Posted by babatime , 31 May 2010 · 1,214 views

It has a been a long time since I blogged, and I have been quiet on the boards as well. I have to say that I have been very lucky and blessed with this pregnancy so far physically. Had a little queasiness from 6 w to 8-9 w and mostly the only problems I am having is the texture of meat protein. Just can't seem to swallow it, but even that is getting b...


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And then there is.............

Posted by babatime , 23 April 2010 · 1,144 views

The lead up the ultrasound was a little more than nerve racking to say the least. I picked on DH last night and this morning just for a sake of doing something to release the anxiety. However I think he forgot all about it in that ultrasound room. His eyes where so big, I have never seen them open that wide.We are over the moon happy!!! And fr...


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Meeting GP's substitute

Posted by babatime , 19 April 2010 · 840 views

I met with my GP's substitute today. ( my beloved GP is away for unknown period of time, maybe until middle of may which would put me at ten weeks if all is well)Well, lets just say that she is a nice enough Lady with not much knowledge of infertility or infertility treatments. So basically my ten minutes allowed appointment with her was over very qui...


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Keeping the faith.

Posted by babatime , 18 April 2010 · 1,084 views

Some TMI warning!!For three days now I have been feeling a bit off. I had cramps since ET so I was kind of used to them.BB are not as sore, no night peeing for two nights in a row has me waking up worried. I am not as hungry as I was.And then yesterday the cramps became different. More intense, more like AF cramps with back ache that is shooting d...


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whirl wind of emotions

Posted by babatime , 08 April 2010 · 1,137 views
Pregnancy
Yesterday marked a new mile stone in the long journey of our TTC. Jennifer called from the clinic, here is how the conversation went.She opened with: We have your test results and it came back positive, have you tested? Me: Oh yes many times... giggles, thank you.J: I have some dates for you to write down let me know when you're ready!Me: Ready......






IVF#1 Important dates

25th of May Cycle day#1 1 of June Offered treatment
14th of June Started Suprefact
24th June AF cycle day 1
30th of June U/S B/W Looks good, lift off
1 July start injections, Gonal-f 300iu Luveris 75iu + antibiotics
4th July B/W low estrogen only 143
4th of July U/S poor respond to meds, Talk of canceling or convert to IUI
7Th of July U/S five small follicles not looking good
10Th of July U/S two good size follicles proceed to IUI
14Th of July U/S five good size follicles back to IVF
16Th of July Egg retrieval, 9 eggs, 4 good ones, 4 hopefuls, 1 immature
17Th of July Three eggs fertilized, four hopefuls
18Th of July Two 4 cell, one 2 cell, Three more eggs fertilized with ICSI over night.
19Th of July transferred three perfect little embies at 2 pm

July 20th, poor DH I was so moody he could not even blink right. I'm hungry all the time.
July 21, I feel crampy and tired.
July 22, I found a book to help me feel grateful for the whole experience I am going through.
July 23 Life is beautiful,I am thankful for today.
July 24, taking the "kids" (little embies) camping, I feel so happy being PUPO making it this far.
July 25/26 camping was just amazing.
July 27, peed on a darn negative stick, I am going find a nice positive one for next time.lol
July 28 DH's 36th birthday, Must find a positive stick to pee on.

IVF #1 cost

Basic cost-IVF treatment $5,400.00Embryo cryopreservation $750.00Assisted Embryo Hatching $400.00Superfact $167.29Superfact $ 83.65Gonal-f $288.90Gonal-f $866.70Gonal-f $288.90Gonal-f $433.50Gonal-f $866.70Gonal-f $866.70Gonal-f ($288.90)DonatedGonal-f $866.70HCG $88.88Doxycycline $ 38.28Luveris ($775.00) free $00.00Medrol $16.94Estrace $33.78Prometrium $181.79Total $11'638.75

IVF#2

21Th of September
IVF+AH+EC $6500.00
Marvelon $ 15.90
Gonal-f ten days worth
3040.00$
1030.00$ for manopur
and superfact
manopur 168.78 (didn't use it)
HCG 88.88
Estrace 33.77
Pometrium 181.79
Medrol 16.93
ICSI 1500.00
Total so far 12'576.05
Donated 1000.$ worth of
drugs back to clinic

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3-DAY TRANSFER:1dpt ..embryo is growing and developing2dpt... Embryo is now a blastocyst3dpt....Blastocyst hatches out of shell on this day4dpt.. Blastocyst attaches to a site on the uterine lining5dpt.. Implantation begins,as the blastocyst begins to bury in the lining6dpt.. Implantation process continues and morula buries deeper in the lining7dpt.. Morula is completely inmplanted in the lining and has placenta cells &fetal cells8dpt...Placenta cells begin to secret HCG in the blood9dpt...More HCG is produced as fetus develops10dpt...More HCG is produced as fetus develops11dpt...HCG levels are now high enough to be immediately detected onHPT

Blastocyst development

1dpt - Blastocyst hatches out of shell on this day
2dpt - Blastocyst attaches to a site on the uterine lining
3dpt - Implantation begins,as the blastocyst begins to bury in the lining
4dpt - Implantation process continues and blast buries deeper in the lining
5dpt - Blast is completely implanted in the lining and has placenta cells & fetal cells
6dpt - Placenta cells begin to secret HCG in the blood
7dpt - More HCG is produced as fetus develops
8dpt - Even more HCG is produced as fetus develops
9dpt - HCG levels can be high enough to be immediately detected on HPT now