Thursday, September 27, 2012

An interesting Article

So, I should keep cleaning right now, But I have gotten quite a bit done so far, so I decided to take a break and talk with you, my readers.... 

The other night I came across this article, by that talks about how IVF babies who are grown from frozen embryos tend to be healthier than those of fresh transfers. The article says that their studies show that they believe frozen embryos show their strength and healthy by surviving the freeze and thaw before a transfer takes place. Reading this of course this helps ease my mind, but I could help but think that there have to be some many other uncontrolled factors that take place that could help the embryo. And the article does go on to suggest this as well. One of the first things I thought of was the fact that the environment has got to be better from a frozen transfer over a fresh. The women's body isn't still filled with all the medications she was taking to help produce an over abundance of eggs, and there is no risk of OHSS, (Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome), which can become worse with a pregnancy. Some other findings included that women who used frozen embryos are less likely to have complications during their pregnancy than those who transferred fresh. 

Of course after reading this, like I said earlier in the post, helps ease my mind a bit about our upcoming transfer. But to be honest, it still doesn't help relieve me of my fears of this transfer not working again. I've been pessimistic lately about this cycle and have a strong fear that this just isn't going to work again.... 

I hope you take the chance to read the article and leave your thoughts. I'd like to know what you think...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

How do you do that?

So, Tonight, I decided to video tape me doing my Lupron Injection to share with the world how I do this. Please note, this is the fist time I;m doing this and I don't have the most excellent video editing skills. And please excuse my dog barking in the background and my silly voice and talking.

Also, disclaimer, if you are visiting my blog to see how the injection is done, please know this is how I personally do this, I recommend talking with your RE in learning how to do your own injections. This video is NOT for training purposes.

Now, without further adieu....

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

At One Moment You Can Be So Sure,

And the next, you are back to sitting on the fence trying to figure out what is the best decision for you and possibly your future family.

So, Tim and I took a month to figure out how many Embryos to transfer this time around. We researched, and researched, and researched.... And finally, we made a decision. Then... a week ago I got the e-mailed news letter from our RE Clinic. In that news letter they shared all the research their Lab has done and the awards they will be receiving in October. Our RE Lab is on the cutting edge, they have so much technology and they are highly rated. We are so thankful for that. So, we are back, sitting on the fence trying to decide. I'm healthy, I have gotten pregnant in the past, It's just trying to get a pregnancy to stay. We obviously want to do the right thing, the best thing. The trouble is, we don't know what the right thing is, or what the best thing is. Of course our clinic pushes for eSET, (Transferring a single embryo). Their statistics are high, which of course has us leaning in one direction. But then we look at the fact that with our insurance, we only have two more IVF attempts, one more attempt after this upcoming transfer if this one fails. We wanted to try something different.

Let me just say, there is no easy road to take on this journey. There are no easy answers, there is no right or wrong. But, there is however, trying to decide what is best for the future family you hope to have...

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Friday, September 07, 2012

One Friday Morning.

I'm sitting here, watching the Today Show, drinking my coffee. The GE repair man just left. My dishwasher is all fixed, and supposedly is no longer a fire hazard. Things have quited down and life is moving along. My father and step-mother will be here tomorrow for a visit. And today, will hopefully be my second niece's birthday! My sister-in-law went in last night to be induced. Little baby girl G should be here soon!

Onto to our baby making news. I started the Lupron on Sunday. I'm 5 days into 20 units every night. This is my least favorite drug used thus far. (Not that I have a favorite....) It makes me tired, unmotivated, and an emotional mess. But, I heard back from the RE's office, and they explained to me that my dosage should be lowered after my Baseline appointment next Friday, the 14th. I take my last BCP tomorrow night! I'm so ready to be done with that!

Other then these small steps, and this news, not much else has been happening. I wish I Had some more exciting news to share, or I wish I had some insightful musings to share. But I have not had any revelations. I guess the only thing I could really share with you all is this:

If I have learned nothing else from Infertility, I most certanly have learned about patience.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Update on everything going wrong at once...

Sometimes, I wish I would have my full trust in God. He always provides, He's always there no matter what.

Everything is starting fall into place. The dishwasher will be repaired at no cost to us. A big weight off my shoulders. (Though I have to wash dishes by hand until Friday, LOL). And everything else is also working it's self out. This all helps to bring my worry and stress levels back down.

I need to remember: Always Trust in the Lord.