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whirl wind of emotions

Posted by babatime , 08 April 2010 · 2132 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....
J: You can stop taking ASA now. We have made appointment for your ultrasound, it will be Friday 23d of April a cross the hall from us. Please come a few minutes early and pick up your requisition. Who will be caring for you?
Me: My GP for the first while.
J: Dr G?
Me: yes
J: we will send her a letter with all your information.
Me: okay.
J: we want you to stop your estrace and prometrium on May the 15.
me: are you sure I can't take it a little longer?
J: no. We are letting you take it longer then you needed.
Me: really?
J: your EDD is december 11.
J: Please let us know the outcome of your pregnancy.
Me: I'm pregnant?
J: the test came back positive. You've been testing right?
Me: oh yes. Giggles.
Me: thank you so much for all your hard work! Have a wonderful day!
J: Same to you as well.
Click

I call DH and tell him the ultrasound date, he said he will take it off from work. Then I tell him the EDD is December 11. He says: That's your moms birthday isn't it?
Uhm uhm yeah that is! We hang up.

I start to ball my eyes out! Just can't seem to stop. I am not sure what I'm feeling beside the water works......
Mom is the reason we started ART. Before she passed she told me to get help, see a doctor. It took me three years after her passing when I started getting help from modern medicine.

It will be five long years on May 13th that I lost my mom to cervical cancer, and there is not one day goes by that I don't think about her.
I know she will be watching over me!
Love you mom!

Thanks for reading
Love and blessings




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figuresk8er
Apr 08 2010 09:04 AM
A sign from above... Congratulations Kat!

;)
;) ;)
You made me laugh and get choked up! This is so wonderful for you!! ;)
I am bawling Kat!!! Big hugs and I wish you wonderfull 9 months..well 8 left lol
You are so dear! XOXOXOX So incredibly happy for you!
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BabyHope2010
Apr 08 2010 09:45 AM
I have tears in my eyes - so beautiful.
You touched my heart today with your beautiful expression. I am soooo incredibly happy for you! Your Mother raised you so well and with such wonderful character ;)
Goodness if that isn't a sign?... I am sure your mother will be watching and guiding you throughout this pregnancy. I am just thrilled for you xoxo
So, so, so very happy for you Kat!!!
;)
Kat, I'm so happy for you!
Kat, what a beautiful sign from
the universe and your mum.
I know that you waited so long
but this must be the right
time.
Your mom is still looking out for you Kat.....Congratulations!
So happy for you hun! I can't wait to hear all about the u/s!
Kat,

What an amazing gift! I definitely agree with jrhansen. Your mom is definitely watching out for you. I'm still wiping away the tears:) I pray that you have a healthy uneventful 9 months!
Yipee!
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valentine0214
Apr 08 2010 11:49 AM
Just a beautifil gift from your mum....She is definitely watching!! ;)
OMG, what a beautiful and touching story. Life, hope and a mother's enduring love. Beautiful, beautiful. I'm so, so, so happy for you. I'm all choked up.

Love and blessings to you, Kat.
I believe that your mom helped that baby happen for you guys. Congrats again, what a nice gift your mom has helped give you!
What a beautiful story Kat :-) Now I am crying

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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