Sunday, March 19, 2006

It didn't work

Last week I asked the doc if we could test on the 19th instead of the 20th so I wouldn't be at work when I got the results. Good thing because the results were negative and I was able to be at home with Chris to deal with it.

That's all for now...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

They're home

Two 100% quality embryos were placed in my uterus this morning. It's such an amazing thing.

The procedure was a piece of pain at all. Dr. Cardone came in and showed us a picture of the two embryos. The embryologist came in with a catheter that had the two embryos in it. the dr. put them in then handed the catheter back to the embryologist so he could check under the microscope to make sure they both went in. He came back in and said that one was still in the catheter! I said "He's misbehaving already!" So the second one finally went in and it was over. I had to lay there for about an hour and then we left.

I got home and Chris (my houseboy Coco) made me lunch. Then I took a nap. Now we're watching the new Harry Potter movie. Tomorrow my mother is coming over to watch movies with me all day.

A nurse told us a couple days ago that I would be on bed rest for 2 days, but the dr. assured us it was supposed to be 4 days. Good thing I have my computer to entertain me.

I have a pregnancy test scheduled for March 20th.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Transfer is scheduled!!

Finally, my poor frozen embryos will be thawed. We still plan to transfer two so the embryologist will thaw two. If they both look like they are high quality they will stop there, if one or both are questionable after the thaw, they will try to thaw more until they are happy with the two they end up transferring.

So, in order to prepare for this transfer I had to start the dreaded inter-muscular injections of progesterone. The needle is just ridiculous. It looks like a torture device. It is 1.5 inches long (which doesn't SOUND that big but seriously find something that is 1.5 inches long and imagine it piercing your butt), and it's pretty thick can actually see the hole. So with all this in mind the injection honestly, surprisingly doesn't hurt at ALL. So here's the bad part, what is being injected is progesterone in olive oil...very place for it to go.

Last night's injection was stupidly painful. It feels/felt like a charlie horse, like your muscle is completely knotted up. I could hardly put any weight on that leg last night, but today I was at least able to limp.
So I was not looking forward to tonight's dose. Turns out it didn't hurt at all. Now I don't know if it's SUPPOSED to hurt or not...maybe one was done correctly and one was not? And if so, which one was which??

Friday, March 03, 2006


Lining was 11.3 mm this morning!!
I'm waiting to hear from the dr. office to see what's next

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Hurry up and wait

Still sick of preparing injections.
lining check on 2/16 was...i forget. they upped my dose of estrogen
lining check on 2/22 was 7.1 mm. they upped my dose of estrogen
lining check on 2/28 was 7.4 mm. they upped my dose of estrogen
lining check on 3/3...PLEASE GROW ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr. won't transfer the embryos until the lining is 8 or greater. When it finally is, i start wonderful inter-muscular progesterone shots for 5 days THEN have the transfer. Then bed rest for 4 days.

I am now on day 22 of my cycle...seems like it should have happened by now....