Got the call from the doc yesterday afternoon.
Officially, we have 10 eggs and of those 8 were mature. 7 fertilized. That seems good to me! They really don't let on if it's good or bad. They are calling back this afternoon.
Dandelion - Good luck, tomorrow! I haven't gone through any of that yet so I don't have any advice, just prayers and good thoughts!
sourire - I'm pretty jealous of your backyard haven. It sounds wonderful. DH and I just finished our deck project and have only relaxed out there a bit since it has been very hot this summer (this week has been pretty cool, though). Wish I had a pool and a garden with all those delicious treats!
laggie - I hope that you have good luck with the donor sperm and that your eggs get the chance to mature. Good luck! Keep us posted for AF - she always comes when you are least prepared...
AFM - I am confused and sad and emotional. The last thing that we knew was that my hormone levels and HSG were good and that DH had everything good with his sperm but morphology. They referred us to a urologist who basically just wanted him to get another semen analysis and a testicular ultrasound before moving on to an RE. The ultrasound was all good and the new semen analysis is completely normal. I was so excited at this news.. but DH was not... because now we don't know why we're not getting pregnant. I was happy that nothing is wrong, but now I feel like we're back at square one. I asked DH how he felt about going to the center for fertility and RE (if he wanted to go or just keep trying) and he said that he is sick of trying and being disappointed - he wanted an appointment right away. I think we were both getting excited at the prospect of being able to do an IUI or ICSI or something due to morphology and now we just don't know. AF is due tomorrow and my temps have dropped the last two days, so that doesn't help and neither does the fact that we went to a baby shower (co-ed bbq) with a bunch of DH's high school friends who all have babies and well intentioned family members probing us on when we are going to have kids. Only the parents-to-be know about our struggles, so we had to do a lot of lying to pretend we are happy with the fact that we don't have kids right now. We have a consultation appointment next Tuesday - here's hoping for some new direction...
dandelion - I hope your transfer went well! How many embryos did you put in? I only took the progesterone shots for 1 cycle so I'm by no means a pro. I would have DH inject me while I was lying on my stomach and usually I'd read a book or check Facebook on my phone while he did the injection so that I could keep my mind off the size of that needle! Other than that DH would gently massage the area a little after the injection and then I'd put a hot water bottle on it.
Laggie - I hope AF shows up soon!
marcyse - sorry for the normal results! When you're infertile the best thing is always to find a problem that's easily fixable. However just because all your test results are normal doesn't mean that IUI or IVF wouldn't help you... reproductive medicine is still a work in progress and there are tons of things that we still don't understand and some stuff that the doctors don't really bother testing for! For example you could have hostile cervical mucous that would prevent your DH's semen from reaching your eggs... in which case IUI would help a lot! Or your eggs could have a really hard shell that presents the sperm from fertilizing them, in which case you could do ICSI! Or you could have an immunological implantation problem. A lot of fertility problems don't get discovered until you've gone through a few steps of fertility treatments, or sometimes they never get discovered at all. What I'm trying to say is that people with "unexplained infertility" often do have something causing their infertility but the doctors either don't think it's worth testing for or don't know how to test for it or can't test for it. Going to a fertility clinic sounds like the right step though!
AFM - I've been on Lupron for 7 weeks now, and my FET cycle starts in exactly 1 week! I've been taking a low dose of estrogen and progesterone with the Lupron to reduce the Lupron side effects (mainly hot flashes), but the hormones were causing me to have spotting on and off all the time. I got tired of all the spotting so last week I quit the estrogen and progesterone. Within 24 hours of stopping those meds my hot flashes had increased from once every 4 hours to once every 30 minutes, so I'm having 8 times as many hot flashes now! Also I've been feeling like a crazy person with irrational anger and crying. I hadn't realised how much the estrogen and progesterone were helping me! At least my spotting has finally stopped, now I just have to suck it up for 1 more week of hot flashes and mood swings.
Dandelion~ I HOPE YOUR TRANSFER WNET WELL AND YOU ARE RESTING!!! As far as the shots, I always used a heating pad afterwards on my bum and a little ice on the spot before the injection.
Sourie~ Hot flashes suck! Sorry you'll have to deal with it for one more week. How exciting that your transfer is in one week!
laggie~ AF yet?????Don't wear a pad todya either..lol
AFM` moving Wednesday,excited and starting adoption process in the next couple of weeks. We are just going to have to get pur babies this way and I am feeling optimistic!
tracy - actually my transfer is August 22, but I start the meds for the FET in 1 week. I'm sorry to hear you're looking into adoption, I guess that means that your FET this month didn't work out? Hugs to you. I hope the adoption process doesn't take too long and that you get a beautiful baby to complete your family. Good luck with the big move tomorrow! Will you still be living with family or did you find your own place now?
tracy - glad you are moving forward and it is looking good. I bet it is complicated and daunting! It doesn't matter how you get your babies - you will get them and they will be all yours :)
Dande - hope all went well with your tranasfer.
Laggie, Sourire, X and Texas - hi!
Back to stalking, just had to comment because I was excited to see some good news from Tracy.
Sourire~ Oh August 22nd,sorry I missed read. Well that is around the corner anyway. Only a few more days of mood swings right? Yes, We found a place of our own and moved in two days ago. Just unpacking. The coast is really beautiful and I feel fortunate we have planted here. Thanks for asking.
rcr~ I so need someone to stalk me, thank you. It's been a process. Last night when unpacking I donated my maternity dresses I had been saving for a future pregnancy.....It was hard and I cried really hard*sigh* I am grieving in a way but it is allowing me to move on. You have been so wonderful listening to me!
Afm~ Just trying to get it together. The adoption process is so overwhelming. BTW ,I have two vials of wonderful progesterone if anyone wants or need it. pm me if you are interested!
and I hope everyone is doing well . Dandelion I hope your tww isn't too bad and you are staying busy. Marcyse,I want to hear details about your consultation on Tuesday. You must have lots of questions for the Doctor. Laggie,af come? Texasgal,go hang out with the IVF graduates!!! They are very nice and offer tons of advice. Sounds like your pregnancy is going well even though I know you worry often.
Okay,bye for now
AWWW,thanks Xerella! Please continue to stalk! I 've kinda been taking a little break from Mothering but trying to get back in the swing of things. Yes,infant adoption. You have a retrieval this month too right?
tracy - I'm so sad you had to donate your maternity dresses!
dandelion - your beta must be coming up pretty quick now, how are you doing?
AFM - I'm starting the estrogen patches for my FET today, yay! Also my sister is visiting for the next 3 weeks, I haven't seen her for a year so I'm so excited.
I think I've narrowed it down to two clinics in my area. I'm planning to make those consult appts this next week. We keep pushing up the dates of when we want to actually do a cycle. We're looking at nov-dec now. The jitters are coming back. oh, how I didn't miss that while we weren't TTC.
Day 10 and all is well... I accidentally went for my day 10 scan yesterday instead of today. Oops. It's been a busy week and I got mixed up - but they didn't say anything until after they did the probing. I have two follicles and that's what we were hoping for. I'll start with the OPKs tomorrow, and if I don't get a positive result by Monday then I'll go for another scan.
I broke out in a rash all over my chest and back on Thursday, it looked like a drug reaction as I've had a similar rash from sulfa drugs in the past, so I suspect it was from the clomid. I took an antihistamine and it went away and hasn't come back.