Our Journey

2002 Uterine Fibroid Surgery #1

2003 1st consult with an RE, you know, just in case

2003 Got Married (at 37 (me) & 34 (DH) years old)

2003/2004 Naturally conceived pregnancies BFPs #1, #2, & #3 and miscarriages #1, #2, #3

2005 Uterine Fibroid Surgery #2

2005 IVF #1, BFN #1

2005 IUIs #1 and #2, just because, BFN #2 & #3

2005 FET from IVF #1, BFN #4

2006 Exploratory surgery to remove scar tissue from fibroid sugery #2

2006 IVF #2 (w PGD), BFP #4

2006 Emergency cerclage for IC @ 16w6d (5 months + 1 week of complete bed rest at home ensues)

2007 Our son is born @ 38w by scheduled c-section

2007 IVF #3 for baby #2, BFN #5

2007 IVF #4, BFP #5, miscarriage #4

2008 IVF #5, BFP #6, miscarriage #5

2008 IVF #6, BFP #7, miscarriage #6

2008 DE IVF #7, BFN #6

2009 DEFET #8, cancelled, embryos don't thaw

2010 Decide to adopt domestically

12.17.10 Profile is live with our agency

November 2011 Consult with RE re: donated embryo cycle

Early January 2012 Cleared to proceed with deFET

January 2012 Freeze our profile

1.20.12 deFET begins
2.12.12 eSET of one compacted morula
2.22.12 BFN

3.23.12 deFET #2 begins
4.14.12 transfer 3 embryos (1-8 cell, 1-5 cell, 1-4 cell)
4.22.12 + HPT
4.24.12 Beta #1 = 48.4
4.26.12 Beta #2 = 125.7
4.30.12 Beta #3 = 777.8
5.11.12 1st U/S - Singleton!
7.12.12 It's a Boy!
12.26.12 C-section: Baby G is born, 9#5oz, 20.5"



deFET Progress

I saw my RE on Friday. after waiting 1 hour and 15 minutes past my appointment time.  My son accompanied me to my appointment because I had forgotten when I scheduled it that his school was closed for parent/teacher conferences .  And, my appointment was around lunchtime which made the delay particularly problematic for one hungry almost five year old.

My lining was 7.6mm and taking on a trilaminar pattern (something I rarely, if ever get, and don’t fret too much about, but was interested to see developing) and my E2 was 236.   Both indicators are progressing nicely.  I have 2 cysts on my right ovary that were present at cycle start and are not estrogen producing.  He also noticed a para-tubal cyst on my left side.  We are monitoring them all closely and my P4 was low (under .5) meaning that none of the cysts looked to be preparing to ovulate (which would be a very bad thing).

He upped my estrace to 3 pills a day and added another patch.  I am feeling better than I was feeling as I seem to have adjusted to the estrogen but all three cysts are causing me pain, mostly a dull pain/ache but sometimes a stab of pain.  The consistency of the pain is comforting in that at least none of them appear to have burst.

I return on Friday for my final ultrasound and prep for transfer, perhaps Monday, 2/6.

I do feel a bit bloated which I think is a combination of the estrogen and not working out (I only managed to get one work-out in last week which is highly unusual for me as I generally average 4).  I am trying to be very conscious of what I am eating so that I don’t gain weight simply because of these meds.  I was -.9# when I weighed yesterday, so, so far, so good.

“The future is called “perhaps,” which is the only possible thing to call the future.
And the only important thing is not to allow that to scare you.”
~Tennessee Williams, Orpheus Descending, 1957

2 comments to deFET Progress

  • sue

    That’s pretty good news so far, trilaminar is a bonus! I’m glad you are adjusting to the estrogen and I hope that it gets easier. Hopefully future appointments will be a bit more timely – that is an insane amount of time to have to wait for an ultrasound.

  • Mel

    Sounds like all is trucking along. Sigh of relief? Though an hour and fifteen minute wait — that sucks.

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