We're at about $25 000. That was supplements and alternative therapies, although those were minimal. That also included travel for IVF 2, but we were very frugal on it too. Worth it? Yup. We're pregnant. Even if we weren't pregnant, I needed to check off these boxes to move forward towards other plans (either donor embryo's or adoption). Money came from our pockets, my family isn't well off enough to help us with treatments. We put our last cycle on our mortgage as 'home improvements'... sucked when I realized I'd pay off my IVF cycle in 20 years! We've cut a lot of expenses just so I can be a SAHM as much as possible. Couldn't really cut much more for IVF.
Me 30, 31, 32 Hubs 35, 36, 37
See about me for past history
Jan 2013-awaiting consult at VFC...
Feb 2013-Consult a success, off to victoria we go! Looking at April. Meanwhile, started gluten/dairy reduced diet with a ton of supplements. Feeling great!
LH surge Mar 24 Start estrace Mar 27
Day 1, April 8
Fly to VFC April 9-u/s and blood work-all OK
April 10-start stims Gonal 225, saizen 1.66mg, repronex 75
April 15-u/s and bw, all good, 6 follies, all same size, continue and next u/s and bw apr 17
April 17-u/s and bw-all good, 7 follies, similar size, continue and next u/s apr 18. ER on april 20 or 21
April 18-bw good, u/s now 10 follies but starting to separate in size. Back tomorrow, ER april 21/22?
April 19-bw good, 1/2 of follies ready...trigger tonight, ER on April 21
April 21-9 retrieved. Awaiting fertilization reports... fingers crossed!
April 22-Amazing news, 8 out of 9 are mature and all 8 fertilize, 1/2 by ICSI
, 1/2 by regular. How could that happen?
April 23-All 8 still going, mix of 15-19/20
April 24-6 still going, 2 transferred-an 19/20 and 18/20, 2 frozen a 18/20, 17/20, and 2 in culture to day 5-wait and see
May 8-OMG, positive beta!! 517, wow! 14dp3dt
May 10-beta 1060. Yay!!
May 27-viability u/s...both took, it's twins! Heartbeats around 140, 1 measures a couple days behind. CRAZY!
June 16-10 wk u/s, both still growing, hb's 172 and 165.
July 2-Nuchal-excellent. Fell in love with them. hb's 168 and 160, both measure a couple days ahead now.
Aug 16- 18 week detailed, both are amazing. Team green! Cord insertion issue with baby A discovered.
Oct 10-27wk 4 day, A is 2 lbs, B is 2.2 lbs...may have seen a penis and sac on one of them.
Nov 7-30wk 4 day, A is 3lbs 13 oz, B is 4lbs 2 oz, this is going to hurt.
Nov 21-32wk 4 day, A is 4lbs, B is 4 lbs 8 oz, starting to slow down a bit, and both head down.
Dec 4-34 wk 3 day, A is 5 lbs 2 oz, B is 5 lbs 5 oz, A head down and engaged, B now breech.
Dec 17-after falling down the stairs, our baby boy and girl arrived at 36 weeks, small but healthy
Welcome Abigael and Colin.