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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Surreal...

This is so surreal...knowing that I am now pregnant with a little tini tiny babe ... taking the fertility medications have been a bit rough but it is all worth it...it even makes my sore rear-end so worth it!! The injections are giving me some bruising on rear - even though it is getting the royal treatment...ice first and heat afterwards...I still seem to bruise and have some lumps. I feel it when I am up walking around and especially if I am about to sit on something hard...ok enough whining for the day!

I am so excited for what is to come. M&M will hopefully have their dreams for little ones come true sometime in November...I am scheduled for my first ultrasound on March 16...it will be very exciting to see what is hiding in there!!!

I am starting to feel some of my usual early preggo symptoms. I am getting tired early and could snooze all day if someone would let me ;-) .. I also really need to eat as soon as I wake up....starving!!! Let the fun times begin.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Beta #2.....more than doubled...yeah!

So off course it had to snow last night .. the snow seems to be on the same calendar as me, when I have to go to Portland ... well then it will be snowing the night before!!! The drive was a bit slow but since Magnus was not feeling well he gave me company on the way..

The blood test was quick and then we turned right back around to head back to the coast while I was anxiously awaiting the results.... E called from the clinic about 1 1/2 later....yeah beta #2 was 324...grow baby grow.

I am so excited and feel good knowing that the second test was good as well.....now I can anxiously await for the ultrasound in about 2 1/2 weeks.....

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Confession...!

So I was so not going to pee ....but I cheated last night...my curiousity got the best of me!!! ..I got a BFP....but I did NOT pee & tell!!!

M&M - I wanted to have the positive beta before I said anything! I am so happy for you guys - grow baby grow!!!

Beta today was 128 and we are 9 days post a 5 day transfer. It is a great number ... I go back Thursday for a repeat and hope for at least a double of the number today.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tomorrow is beta #1...

Rio gave me my shots this weekend .. it was nice not having to do it myself for a change....and plus it is good practice for him!!!
So tomorrow I go for my first pregnancy test.....woohoo...this has been a long wait. I feel really good. I have had some cramping over the last few days - hoping that is a good sign.
Praying for a +....

Monday, February 16, 2009

1 Day post transfer....praying and hoping and wishing....

Today is one day post transfer. I am on bedrest in a hotel in Portland and enjoying catching up on daytime TV and sleep. It is really possible to sleep this much!?! I feel so lazy... M&M had arranged for a massage this afternoon. It was amazing to be pampered....thank you!!!

M&M came by with dinner - and we enjoyed some very delicious Thai food...yum....it was great spending time with them. We spent some time talking about how I met Rio and how the two of them met...I really enjoy getting to know them better.

Tomorrow morning I will drive back home and the wait begins....my beta is schedule for Tuesday 2/24...we hope to get a positive.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dear M&M...

Today is a big day - I am so excited and happy. I met with M&M this morning and we went for a quick breakfast before heading to the clinic. M (IF) also went to pick up cup cakes for a treat for the staff and all of us....yummy!!!

The PGD results were not great.. but we all hope for the best - it only takes one! I believe that everything will be just right. I hope that the transfer was successful and that very soon we will see a big fat BFP!!!!!

The transfer went very smooth. M (IM) was in the room with me and holding my hand. It was a great moment of connecting - very special to me. The staff and Dr. H are great - and everything seemed to go just right. It is amazing to think that at this very moment I could be pregnant. We transferred two little embryos....as PGD was done, I know that it was two little girls ....think pink pink pink pink....grow baby grow!!!

On a funny note, I got a great compliment from Dr. H: "my uterus looks really good".....now you do not get that one every day!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Transfer day is here...

Tomorrow is transfer day. I am so excited. This day has been a long time coming. I got a call from M&M tonight about getting the logistics settled.....we are all excited. The embryo count was really good so now we have to wait for tomorrow for the pre-genetic testing results to see how the embies look and then make a decision of what to transfer. We have discussed if we should transfer one or two embryos and it will depend on how they look and what the recommendations are from Dr. H. I just want to give M&M the best chance possible of becoming parents.....fertile thoughts for tomorrow :-)

I will be driving into Portland first thing in the morning and have to be at the clinic at 10:15AM and the transfer is schedule for 11:00AM...yeah! I will be meeting up with M&M at my hotel and they will take me back and forth to the clinic. After the transfer, I will be on bedrest through Tuesday morning.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Great news....

M wrote me today that 22 embryos are growing from the eggs retrived .. this is great news. This is becoming more real by the day...4 more days to transfer! A friend asked me today if I was nervous .. and sure I am a bit nervous - but even more so I am excited.

M (IF) also send me a great email today. Thank you for the kind words! I truly hope that this blog will let you follow along on my side of this exciting journey that we are embarking on.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Snow...

I had to go to Portland for some bloodwork today as the donor had her retrival this morning. It is a bit of a drive but it was beautiful drive through the mountain pass today as it had snowed overnight....all the trees were powdered with snow - a true vinter wonderland.

The donor retrival went well.....29 eggs!!! woohoo ...M you rock!!

My bloodwork looked good ....all ready for sunday!!! Now off to give myself a second PIO shot...

Monday, February 9, 2009

First PIO shot....

Today I got the revised calendar and our transfer has been moved up to Sunday. The egg donor's retrival is scheduled for tomorrow - sending M a lot of good wibes for great results at the retrival and I am praying for lots of great eggies for M&M!!! Olivia asked me again today why it is that M cannot carry her own baby..so we went back to chicken and egg hatching scenario ... it is all about eggs.


The change to the calendar also means that I am done with Lupron and that I move on to PIO. I did my first PIO shot this evening and I now have a lump in my rump! I am trying to put a bit of heat on it to see if that will help... but I am thinking that a serving of strawberry ice-cream could be even better:-)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Counting down the days....

M called this afternoon to give me an update on the egg-donor. Things are looking really good and retrival is moved to Tuesday instead of Wednesday which means that transfer date is moved to Sunday...wild to think that I will be preggo just a week from now!


Today I had Rio give me the Delestrogen shot. I have been doing all my own shots until now and having someone else do it was a little scary....made me more nervous but it was ok!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lining check

I met M for breakfast this morning at Nell's... adorable little place. I had a yummy spinach and mushroom omelette and toasted baguette with delicious fruit compote! M and I had a nice chat - it was great seeing her again...we are both so excited that we are getting closer to the transfer.

We went to the clinic together after having breakfast. It was nice to have her come along. All this is so new to me and having M with me who has been through it all before felt good. This morning Dr. H did an ultrasound and then I had some bloodwork done. Dr. H's says that my uterus looks "great" ... to me it looks like a grey glob!!! Good news is that my lining looks good -12.2 mm and tripple striped.

Blood work came back with good results too.