I heart acupuncture!

Today was a fantastic day, which I credit to acupuncture. Hubster and I woke up and kind of laid around for awhile. Then puttered around before drinking our Embryo-Transfer-Prep smoothies while I wore warm, fuzzy socks. It includes spinach, frozen pineapple, Brazil nuts, blueberries, orange, carrot, flax seeds and Chia seeds. Super yummy! Then we […]


Our new number! 9 of the 11 were mature and 8 fertilized! Wheeee! I looked at Hubster and said, “OMG.” He looked up and said “What? We have 8 babies?” OMG we have EIGHT embabies! Please grow, babies! I’m in tears right now and bursting with love. I know they probably won’t all make it […]


That’s what they got from me. Thanks for all your love and support. I’m recovering. Slowly lol. But I feel good overall. Just wish I could poop larger than a few rabbit nuggets. And I’m waiting for my fert report. Sigh. I think this is the worst part. Anyway, that’s all I have right now. […]

Reflections Before Retrieval

Wow. I still can’t believe this is happening. I mean, I’m having a hard time even believing I’m currently in the middle of IVF and we’re about to go in for my egg retrieval! This whole experience has been a surreal whirlwind. I kind of always had a feeling we’d be here, but somehow it […]

Almost time to trigger!

I just left my RE’s office and have 11 follicles within range to be mature at retrieval (13-21mm), with 6 smaller ones (8-12mm). My lining is at 13mm so I can technically trigger tonight, but we’re hoping that another day will give silver of those other follies a chance at maturing. My e2 level on […]

Bloat and other issues

Well, I’m pretty sure I’ve got things going on in my abdomen. I woke up this morning feeling incredibly full and my tummy has rounded out. I went to the bathroom and peed forever, but it actually didn’t help at all. Which kind of sucks because we’re going to the beach today and doing a […]


Injections suck, but I am surviving. My day 5 ultrasound was good – I had a total of 10 follicles between 5-13mm and lining was 7mm. I increased my Menopur and started the Cetrotide last night. Today I am a wreck waiting for my day 7 ultrasound. I have no bloating. I feel normal, not […]

IVF Day 2

So. It seems the days are all flying by! Here’s a quick update: My baseline yesterday morning was slightly disappointing, but overall a good experience. Five days after stopping BCP’s, my lining was 8.54 and I had 9 total antral follicles. 6 on the left, 3 on the right. I started meds that same night […]

3 days to go…

Well crap. I’m so excited! I just saw the countdown is at 3 days! I’ve been busy trying to wrap up a house project  (cleaning out/reorganizing our storage guest room) and finalizing plans for my trip down to SoCal! With dramatic colors, a queen sized bed, 2 dressers and a big, clunky desk our decent-sized […]