Thursday, February 21, 2013

One more sleep

If you are here from ICLW - Welcome!! A quick intro to me and my little corner of the blogging world: I started my blog last May as we were getting ready to embark on our first round of IVF. (We moved to IVF after suffering 3 natural miscarriages without any intervention.) Unfortunately, I did not respond well to the meds and we turned it to an IUI that resulted in a BFN. Round #2 started in July after I had a hysteroscopy. I only had 4 eggs retrieved, but all 4 fertilized! Only 2 made it to day 5 and then cells were shipped off for PGD testing. Unfortunately, one came back as extremely abnormal and the other one came back as inconclusive. After much thought and discussion we moved forward; it resulted in a BFP!! In October we suffered miscarriage #4...we sent the embryo off for testing and again it came back inconclusive.

Dr. A had once mentioned he thought I might have some endometriosis; well, with the year coming to an end and my deductibles being met I decided to go ahead and schedule a lap to see what might be going on inside. Turns out it was very beneficial - Dr. A found a fibroid that he was surprised by and was pretty happy to get it out. There was also some Stage 1 endo in there that he cleaned up. All in all, it was a success. After this, we decided we'd take a few cycles off in order to recover emotionally and financially. During our break we received quite the surprise - a BFP!! Somehow this girl and her old eggs beat the odds and got pregnant the old fashioned way!

So here I am at 9 weeks and it's only "one more sleep" before my next u/s. I am jittery and anxious. Typically my rough day is Tuesday. After last week's appointment going so well, I stayed positive for a much longer period of time. J and I were both in awe with what we saw and how well everything seems to be progressing. J is feeling positive going into to tomorrow, so I am trying really hard to feed off of him and how positive he is feeling.

I had my follow-up with Dr. H yesterday for my thyroid and she was very happy with my levels. My TSH is down where it's supposed to be - my T4 (I think) is close to where it should be, but she'd like it just a little higher so I am back to 100mcg of Syn.throid. Also, Dr. H was very happy with my weight first she was concerned because she thought I had been sick. When I told her that all I did was listen to her and cut out my carbs and start eating better she felt much better! She asked me if I could imagine delivering at 25 pounds less than what I weight now - she said that is possible. I told her I can't even picture delivering let alone delivering weighing that much less!!

I also had my appointment with my therapist, Dr. S, um, yeah, that was just weird. Bottom line is, we are going to an "as needed" basis. I explained how my weeks are like roller coasters after the Friday morning appointments. She told me it was very understandable. She said it was going to take a lot of deep breathes for me to get through the next couple of weeks. After I had told her something that happened the night before on the phone with J's mom she asked if there was anything else I wanted to talk about. I replied no, not really. So we closed things up. I was shocked when I looked at the time when I 45 minute appointment was only 25 minutes! J said she was making up for the time he went with me and we went over our time. :)


  1. You are doing this and I can't wait to hear result on little cinco tomorrow!

  2. Hi from ICLW. Very happy for you and hoping for good news.

  3. Yay for 9 weeks -- you're just moving right along, eh? Feels like you'll be done the first trimester in no time. So crazy!

    1. It's brand new territory for me!! Crazy indeed :)

  4. Sending you lots of good thoughts for tomorrow's ultrasound!

  5. Hi from ICLW! Congrats on your pregnancy!

  6. Hello from ICLW! Congrats on your pregnancy!!!