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Entries in May 2010
31 May Pregnancy update with 12w pics 23 Comments
Entries in April 2010
23 Apr And then there is............. 44 Comments
19 Apr Meeting GP's substitute 14 Comments
18 Apr Keeping the faith. 32 Comments
08 Apr whirl wind of emotions 29 Comments
07 Apr 5 Days Later 16 Comments
04 Apr Beta Debate 29 Comments
02 Apr A "Good Friday" 48 Comments
Entries in March 2010
31 Mar 2ww Doom and Gloom 23 Comments
22 Mar FET complete 25 Comments
Entries in January 2010
30 Jan FET 13 Comments
Entries in December 2009
26 Dec What Christmas really is. 1 Comments
26 Dec Thank you all.. 2 Comments
16 Dec Follow up to IVF#2 13 Comments
13 Dec What a weekend 4 Comments
08 Dec Moving on. 28 Comments
07 Dec I feel FINE 16 Comments
04 Dec Good news bad news 17 Comments
02 Dec Spotting 8dp 3dt 30 Comments
01 Dec Love my GP 6 Comments
Entries in November 2009
30 Nov Hubby man's 2ww mini crises 8 Comments
25 Nov PUPO 27 Comments
25 Nov OHSS check up 8 Comments
24 Nov Embryo development 17 Comments
23 Nov Fertilization report 26 Comments
22 Nov ER 14 Comments
21 Nov Souvenir 11 Comments
18 Nov Extremes Updated 9 Comments
17 Nov Hopeful ...Updated 5 Comments
16 Nov Question for the Ladies 1 Comments
15 Nov encouraging Updated 12 Comments
11 Nov day 3 of stims 5 Comments
09 Nov Feeling Blah 7 Comments
04 Nov Last BCP has been swallowed 4 Comments
03 Nov H1N1 13 Comments
Entries in October 2009
28 Oct Glad that's over with 12 Comments
27 Oct One step closer. 7 Comments
23 Oct Eight day of BCP two days of hell 2 Comments
19 Oct The weekend after Dday 11 Comments
19 Oct Friday the big Dday (decision day) 12 Comments
15 Oct Mixed feelings 4 Comments
12 Oct The face of creativity 1 Comments
12 Oct Giving Thanks...... 2 Comments
11 Oct Knock-Knock 5 Comments
07 Oct Prayer to the AF Gods 6 Comments
04 Oct Life or lack of.......Maybe 7 Comments
Entries in September 2009
26 Sep Just before BCP 5 Comments
17 Sep Got a ticket for a new roller coaster ride 7 Comments
09 Sep Moving forward. 7 Comments
Entries in August 2009
26 Aug The Follow up bummer 11 Comments


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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Development 3 day transfer

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