Monday, March 31, 2014

MM Snapshot-Going Retro

This cute little outfit used to be minr.  I love the fact that I am able to pass things down to Ava.  We did not wear the outfit too long but it is great nonetheless.  

Friday, March 28, 2014


Yesterday two things happened that erked me. 1) My mother in law, Deb, took Ava to see Deb's brother.  Since I have been gone all week I requested that she be home by the time I get home from work.  She wasn't home when I got home and she had even started the 1.5 hour drive home.  2) Ben was suppose to be home when I got home to tell me the news... And he was not home either!

I was home for a little over an hour by myself waiting...  I was not impressed but tried to enjoy the peace and quiet.  

Finally, Ben got home.  We discussed what the heck was going on with Deb.  I know understand what happen.  I am still annoyed but thats fine.  And then Ben let me know that..... We are pregnant.

We told Ben's parents last night since they left early this morning.  I know it is super early to tell anyone but it is our parents and they are supportive.  I am not sure what is next.  I have to call the office today to set the first ultrasound up and refill my minivelle prescription.  

My blood work results was 157.  I am not sure what that all means or if it is predictive of multiples.  But we are pretty excited today.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

One more day...

One more day…. So far my 2ww hasn’t been too bad.  I have kept busy.  I have read both Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth.  I have cleaned my entire house because my in-laws were coming to stay. And, currently, I am at a conference in Kansas City.  Technically, I am suppose to have my blood work today; but, since I am at the conference and do not get back until late tonight I am doing my blood work first thing tomorrow morning.  I am hoping that having an extra day will prevent what happen last time.   My first beta test with Ava came back slightly positive and inconclusive.  Ben and I held onto the positive and luckily the second beta came back prego!

After my test tomorrow morning, I will go to work.  Ben will call a couple of hours later.  Then I will find out when we both get home.  I know I am different for not wanting to know as soon as possible but I just couldn’t handle it if I found out a negative at work.  I will be able to keep busy and keep my mind off of the test.  I will check in that Ben knows and confirm that he talked to the doctors.  

I haven’t been trying to analysis any symptoms.  I have tried to keep my head far from the 2 ww but I have noticed some dizziness.  I am not sure if it is from having the meds, pregnancy, or the elevator at the hotel.  It happens mostly a minute or so after I get out of the elevator.  That is really the only thing that has stood out to me.  

Thursday, March 20, 2014

St. Patty's Day - FET

Our FET transfer was schedule for Monday morning.  I ended up calling in sick that day at work.  I was very anxious to have the transfer and I did not want to go into work and but grouchy, anxious, etc.  Basically, I did not want to deal with people.  I feel bad lying about truly not being sick but I want to keep this cycle secret.  With IVF, I never got a chance for the pregnancy secret and I regret that.  I shared everything during the IVF process that when we found out basically everyone knew because of my oversharing.  It was great to have everyone’s support.  It really was.  This time though I just want a period where only Ben and I know.  Granted it might not but long… but still. 
Ben and I left the house extremely early Monday morning.  We had to take Ava to daycare in our town and then drive to the city.  We had some winter weather the night before and I wasn’t sure how the roads would getting Ava to daycare and then how the highway would be getting to the city.  We ended up running 45 minutes ahead of schedule.  We stopped and had breakfast and I got relax a little but I was still very anxious/nervous. I am not sure what about either.  I knew what the procedure was going to be like. But I was still unsettled.
Ben and I had decided to transfer two embryos.  We had three frozen and the clinic would keep unthawing the embryos until two survived.  Per our RE, the embryos had a 90% chance of surviving thawing.  Lucky for us, the first two thawed successfully and we still have one more embryo frozen.   We transferred two 5-day old embryos.  They were grade A quality embryos. 
After the transfer, I felt relieved.  Again, I am not sure why I was super anxious but I am so grateful for the sense of relief.  I am continuing progesterone suppositories and the minivelle patches until a negative pregnancy test or 10 weeks of pregnancy.  Here is hoping for the later!  I am hoping that transferring on St. Patty’s day provides us with some luck!
The two week wait has not been too bad so far.  I am busy at work, my in-laws are coming in this weekend so I have to clean the house, I have a baby shower on Saturday, and I fly out Sunday for a conference.  I return late Wednesday night and first thing Thursday morning I get my blood work down.  We will know in 7 days.  I refuse to take a home pregnancy test to know anything before the blood work.  I never did during IVF and honestly I think it will make me crazy.  Where waiting until next Thursday, I have a date I can count down to.  It somehow relaxes me.  Crazy, I am sure but that is what works for me.
My RE told us we have a 60% chance of pregnancy.  I am going to leave you with this statistic I found online at a different fertility clinic.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lunch is so exhausting!

We are in the process of switching from two naps a day to one nap.  I thought I could use daylight savings time to our advantage.  At 11 yesterday we ate lunch.  Ava was eating really well and then the next thing I know she is sound asleep.  Ben said I documtented the first time Ava just fell asleep. 

I am on spring break this week! Yay! We have our lining check this afternoon and then hopefully transferring next Monday/Tuesday.