Thursday, April 4, 2013

Transfer 4!

I am resting comfortably after our 4th transfer!  We transferred two beautiful embryos on Tuesday, April 2nd!  I have been treated like a queen and waited on endlessly since Tuesday morning.  I will fly home today and can't wait to see my little peanut and wait for our beta (test to determine pregnancy) on Friday, April 12th. 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

3rd Transfer

Our 3rd transfer was a chemical pregnancy!  We are now on to our 4th try and hoping for the best.  We are using frozen embryos this time around and will have nothing left after April 2nd! 
I will fly to LA on April 1st for my first frozen transfer.  The woman who started it all is coming with me to hopefully bring good luck! 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Forgot a Few Things

Wow! Looking back-I posted when I arrived home from LA last July!  I guess I forgot about the positive pregnancy test followed by a miscarriage at 5 weeks and 5 days!  It was not great news so maybe it was intentionally forgotten. 
Now, on to transfer #3!  The guys found a new egg donor in November and we are synced up and ready to start again. 
I gave myself my first shot last night and we are scheduled to transfer around January 26th. 
Here's hoping that the 3rd times a charm and 2013 is our year! 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Transfer 2

I am back from LA and our second transfer.  I left on Tuesday, July 24, for a potential transfer on Wednesday.  I was excited on two fronts for this trip.  My friend Tammy was coming with me and I haven't seen her in 4 years, so I was really looking forward to it.  After breakfast and pedicures we went to the clinic for the transfer.  I was supposed to be there at 11:15 for an 11:30 transfer and they called me back right away so I thought things were turning out different than the last time when we waited hours for the transfer.  After sitting in the room for 30 minutes with no outside contact I started to think that maybe things were going the same way.  After a few more minutes the doctor came in and he didn't look happy.  Things were turning out like the last trip.  Once again our embryos were not great and we would only have one good one and one ok to transfer.  I couldn't believe this same thing was happening again...I feel so bad for the we wait for Saturday, August 4th and hope for the best!! Positive, sticky thoughts coming my way hopefully!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Round Two

Yeah!! Finally time to try again!  We are now ready after 3 months to get started.  I received my medications in the mail last Saturday and was a bit concerned when no progesterone shots were in the box.  I called the clinic on Monday morning and she said, "oh honey, we have a surprise for more progesterone shots!!" What, really, that seems wrong!??  So, now I only have a few weeks of every third day estrogen shots and progesterone capsules for the 10-12 weeks after transfer-because we will be pregnant this time. That just made my life a whole lot easier...but I am sure will make my shot giver upset because she thoroughly enjoyed inflicting pain on me.  My first shot of the new cycle begins on Tuesday, July 3, with a potential transfer the week of the 23rd....YEAH!! Here we go again!

Saturday, April 7, 2012


April 5th was not the day we were all hoping it would be!  I had a negative BETA test and am not pregnant!  This was such a blow to the guys and myself.  I have only done this one other time and that test came out a positive little I wasn't quite prepared for a not pregnant.  I talked to the guys briefly late Thursday night, they were so sad...but I know their dream will happen, it will just take another try!  By Friday, it was decided we would stick with the same egg donor, if she will have us and Dr S will up her meds and be much more aggressive to retrieve more eggs the next time with the hopes of having more great embryos.  Now...once again we wait!  Me, trying to finish the last 2 months of school, and the guys moving on with the next phase of their dream!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Transfer Success

After waiting a while for the call yesterday we were scheduled for an 11:30 transfer that actually didn't happen until 1:00.  That is a long wait when you have to go to the bathroom!  We transferred 2 embryos yesterday.  One beautiful and one not as beautiful (this one needs a few more prayers). After laying down for an hour in the office we went quickly to In N Out Burger for grilled cheese and shakes to bring back to the room.  I spent 24 hours on bed rest with Carrie waiting on me....I guess I did a lot of sighing when I would roll over...bed rest is not my thing and it was only 24 hours.  Today around 1:00 I got to shower and head out to take it easy.  We went to the Grove shopping area where I sat and watched Carrie do some shopping.  Then we drove to Venice Beach and sat in the sand for a bit and watched the ocean.  Back here in time for wine hour so Carrie could enjoy a couple free glasses of wine after spending about 30 minutes on the 405 to drive only 1 1/2 miles...
Tomorrow we will go to Rodeo Drive, West Beverly High, and the Hollywood Sign before heading to the airport to get  home and see my cute little bean.
The guys are so excited...and can't even believe they have to wait until next Thursday to find out about the next phase of their dream!!