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Fort St John, BC, Canada
My husband, David, and I had been trying to have a baby since November of 2007. After 'letting things happen', we got the amazing news that we were pregnant in June of 2008. Sadly, that pregnancy ended at 9 weeks with a natural miscarriage. After two more chemical pregnancies, we turned to fertility treatments in 2009. That decision was a disaster, with lousy medical care and poor monitoring. In December of 2009, we made the huge decision to move onto IVF. Things fell into place like magic and we began treatment on January 15, 2010. After a blighted ovum in March, we did a successful FET in June, only to endure another blighted ovum in July. We kept up and underwent another IVF in September/October of 2010 with the arrival of our son, Brogan in July of 2011! After our lovely success (finally) we decided to undertake yet another IVF treatment and hope for a sibling for our little red headed boy. Well... so far it's worked. Our story continues below!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Just a Quickie

The appointment today went great.  I sure miss David... I call him on the drive to the clinic, tell him what's going on (again) and share my feelings with him, promise to call when I'm all done.  There are lots of couples in the waiting room and it makes me kind of lonely. 

We had difficulty getting blood again, the nurse seemed nervous about continually poking me.  I kept reassuring her because I was determined she was going to get a vein.  After about 10 minutes we finally found one.  It was worth the wait because my estrogen has shot up to a much more reasonable 1945.

We have 8 follicles on the left side:
11.5 / 11.5 / 11 / 10.5 / 9.5 / 9 / 8.5 and a few stragglers

We have 5 follicles on the right side:
15 / 14 / 10.5 / 10.5 / 8 and a few stragglers

The lining is a great 9.4

We are geared for triggering on Tuesday night.  The doctor gave me one day's grace to come over and be with my sister, so no monitoring until Tuesday morning!  Tuesday will be a BIG day... monitoring, David gets into town, and then the trigger shot!  I'm a little sad that he won't be here for the egg transfer, but that's life.  I'm just grateful all is turning out well so far. 

The doctor hopes to get around 13 - 15 eggs and the clinic has an 80% fertilization rate on average, so that means we'll get about 10 - 12 fertilized eggs. 

Very tired after a long day's travel, but happy to be at my sister's house and that things are going smoothly.


  1. YAY for getting to your sisters house for a visit. I am also happy to hear you have quite a few follies!!

    Looking forward to hearing all about the next few days!

  2. I am so glad to hear you get to go to your sister's house! That must be nice. Your levels and follicle sizes are looking great ... I can't believe it's almost trigger time! You're doing such a great job and being so strong ... just hang in there for another week and then you'll have your little embryos in you!

  3. Praying for your sister and her family! and glad the cycle is looking good! ouch on the blooddraws!! I never posted about the draw in the hospital, but when she used the band, it caused the blood to pool....and when she removed the needle, put the bandaid on and I turned my arm, blood poured down my arm all over...i have never seen anything like it....she was shocked too....god I love blooddraws :)
    it's almost tuesday! wow!

  4. I am so excited for you! I think it is great that you're sharing your experience with the world. :)

  5. Glad your appointment went well! FOllowing your story with fingers crossed. -m

  6. Thinking of you! Hope tomorrow is a great appointment!