Sunday, June 24, 2012

Follistim and Luveris!!!

I had my blood work on Friday and I am totally shut down. Yay! I start my stim shots tonight. I am sooooooo excited that I'm finally here again!!! I am cautiously hopeful this time because I had the biopsy done and we are getting assisted hatching as well. Have any of you girls gotten pregnant with this protocol? We are also going to push them to put in three embryos this time. They wouldn't before but maybe since it's our third cycle they will. Third time's the charm, right? And the way I see it's the two of us who are willing to take on the risk of multiples. It's not like I'm asking for 5 or 6. They've been putting 2 in and we've gotten 0. Maybe with 3 we'll get 1 or 2. Plus I'm not sure how many more times we will do IVF, if at all. I'll keep you guys posted!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A nice way to think about things

I was finishing up my Infertility Bible study and this is what I read: "God has a marvelous plan for you. He WILL see you through your infertility and your tears in ways you never dreamed. He can use this struggle in your life to showcase His majesty and use you to bring healing to someone else. What an amazing honor and what purpose for this struggle!"(taken from Surviving Infertility by Beth Forbus) I hate this journey. I really do. But I'd like to think there's a reason that God has chosen this path for all of us. One day I hope to be able to use this to help others. And I prayed that this third attempt at IVF will be my success story so I can use it to bring glory to Him and get busy on my new journey as infertility/pregnancy loss group leader person. I start Lupron shots tonight. SUPER exciting!!!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cycle 3

I have officially began my 3rd (and hopefully LAST) IVF cycle. I am currently on the BC and I had the endometrial biopsy done last Thursday. It wasn't fun but luckily it was over quickly. For those of you I haven't told, this isn't truly a biopsy. When girls had perfectly good embryos but were not getting pregnant, doctors started thinking maybe something was going on with their lining. They figured why not do a biopsy to see if there is something cancerous etc. What they found out was there was hardly anything wrong with their lining when they sent The sample off but the amazing thing was after being biopsied, girls were getting pregnant! My doctor said they aren't even sure why this keeps happening but it does. So we have completed that New step plus they are going to do assisted hatching on my embryos this time. That's where they cut a slit in the shell on the outside of the embryo so it can hatch out and implant in the lining. My only problem now is being able to convince them to put in three embryos. They wouldn't do it last time because we had only one failed IVF but now that we've had two, we are going to beg them. It's not like I'm asking for 8. And the way I see it they told us we could've done injectables with IUI since we know we fertilize well and make quality embryos. That is way riskier for multiples than this way.:) I start my Lupron shots on Sunday. Yay!!!!!! So happy to be moving forward.