Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Well, I've put this post off long enough.......our transfer did not work. We never got a "definate" positive and all of our betas were negative. I had two betas done, one at 8dp3dt and another at 12dp3dt. My period finally started last wednesday and finished yesterday. Jon and I have talked and agree that we'd like to try again after the first of the year. I contacted Cooper Center and we are back on the donor embryo list again. Hopefully the new year will bring a new baby.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Should I be concerned?

Ok, so i'm quickly approaching 3dp3dt and yesterday and early this morning (230am ish) I've seen what I think is a "ghost line". I can see where the dark pink line should be on the pregnancy test. I don't know if this indicates anything or not. The line appears as a light shadow when held up to light and if you squint really hard laying down on a piece of paper you can see it. I didn't have to squint too hard yesterday and Jon even saw it. So you know if a GUY can see it, it's fairly obvious.

I made this ticker this morning and thought it was cute.

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So far, these are the symptoms that I've been having:
HEARTBURN!!!! (after brushing my teeth, all day, wake up at night with it) (i've had problems with heartburn before but the part about having it after brushing my teeth and a lot during the day is new. I usually just get it at night.)

Frequent urination (of course all the meds i'm taking mocks pregnancy, so you decide.)

Food cravings...the last two days i've had cravings. I had a major craving for Thai food Monday night and yesterday was a bagel with cream cheese! I felt so good after I got what I wanted. :D

Cramping/pressure..... Yesterday I had some cramping and pressure feeling low in my abdomen. I know I had "twinges" in the days following transfer with my surro daughter. So maybe this means something or maybe its just gas!

Tired.....I got tired a lot earlier last night than what is usual for me.....but it could also be all my recent travelling checking up with me.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pregnant till proven otherwise!

Well, we transferred 3 embryos yesterday at 10:05 EST. Two Thai embryos and one Italian. We had a morula (thai embryo), a 7 cell and an 8 cell. All were graded 2B with some fragmentation. The RE said that all looked good. I was disappointed the Chinese embryo didn't make it, but relieved we had 3 to transfer. I was hoping for 4 but that wasn't in the cards with the doctor. Jenn and I ate Thai food yesterday and got some Mint Milano cookies for our Italian baby. I got home late this afternoon and took Jon and the boys out for Thai food. ( I had a craving for it.) I got Pineapple Chicken Curry and had some Kai Satay for an appetizer. Yummmmmmmie! I'm full and ready for bed. It's been a long day of travelling. I gave the boys all of their souvenirs from New York. They were pleased with their gifts. I stopped at a Dollar General on the way home from Dallas and bought five $1 HPT's. I of course peed on one already at 1dpt3dt and it was snow white as to be expected. I'm hoping to see a positive by Sunday.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Transfer is tomorrow!

I'm so excited! Tomorrow is the big day! I got a call from the embryologist this morning with a report on the embryos. Here is the latest: Batch 472 all made the thaw. The 5 cell 2B stayed the same (no cells lost), the 6 cell 2B went down to a 3 cell 2B, the 4 cell 2B stayed the same. This is the Italian/slovaic/Polish batch. Batch 334 the 4 cell 2B stayed the same and so did the 6 cell 2B. This is the Thai/Loatian batch. Batch 88 the single embryo did not make it. It went from a 5cell 2B to a 1 cell. This was the Chinese embryo and one that I REALLY was hoping to make the thaw. Batch 475 the 6 cell 2B remained the same. This is the English mix batch. Transfer is tomorrow at 9:45 EST and we need to be there by 9:15 with a full bladder (at least I need the full bladder that is).

Jenn and I spent the day today in New York City. We had fun trying to figure out how to drive the rental car which is a Hybrid Toyota Prius. It was an adventure to say the least! LOL. We drove up to Staten Island and took the ferry across to New York City. We than took the subway and went to Manhattan and visted the St. Patrick's Cathedral and light a couple of candles for our embryos. The cathedral was absolutely stunning! Lots of fine details. We than walked around and went to the shops. It rained off and on while we were there. We made our way to Broadway and saw where the Late Show with David Letterman is and saw where the play Mama Mia was playing. We weren't able to cross a street while we were there because they were filming a movie......"the other guy" with Will Ferrell, Duane Johnson "the rock" and Samuel Jackson. We ate some great food while we were in New York. Overall it's been a great trip down memory lane with Jenn and a very relaxing get away.

Say a little prayer that our remaining 6 embryos continue to thrive and grow and are ready for a full term pregnancy.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tomorrow we leave!

I spoke with the embryologist this morning. She said that the embryos will be thawed on saturday for a sunday transfer. We talked about transferring 4 embryos. They will take a picture of each embryo and write the batch number it is from on the picture. This way i'll know and have a keepsake for the baby or babies. I'm so excited!! I start my progesterone injections today plus doxycycline and medrol. I'm nervous about the shots. I don't know why, I've done them before. Maybe it's because I remember how much they hurt! My flight leaves tomorrow morning at 9am. I'll arrive in Philadelphia around 2pm and meet Jenn there. I'm doing housework today to get ready to leave. Have to pack my clothes and such. Jon and I talked last night and we found a girl's name that we both like....."Zuri". I told jon ....hey do you want to go to "zuri" LOL get Missouri! LOL haa haa, I kill me!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A small step back

Well, it took my lab too long to fax the results to Cooper so our transfer has been pushed back a day to Sunday, Oct 25th. Which if that is all, i'm ok with it. I was just worried that it'd be pushed back more than that because I've already bought airline tickets and booked hotel rooms. I start my progesterone, doxycycline, and medrol tomorrow. The embryologist is still supposed to call tomorrow. I had my ob/gyn visit today with Dr. Godfrey. Dr. Godfrey was extremely nice and very interested in the whole donor embryo/ivf thing. He said I taught him some things today!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Almost there!

Well, I had my lining check today and I'm at 12mm with triple layer pattern! I get my lab results tomorrow and should be starting my progesterone, doxycycline and dexamethasone. I should hear something from the embryologist on thursday and transfer is set for saturday. Jenn and I fly out to Philadelphia Friday morning and will fly home Monday morning. I'm so FREAKING excited! I've been telling everyone that I know and anyone that will listen! LOL