- 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, October 9, 2010
iPhones & Ultrasounds
Okay. So I'm a research freak. Most of my long time TTC friends know that. I am also getting way too used to things being poked into my body and being examined by strangers.
So when you combine the need for research with my casual attitude towards being a human test tube, you get me, laying on my back in a dimly lit exam room, naked from the waist down ('cept my socks - less personal that way), with a doctor between my knees, poking a wand around my girly parts while I casually type away information he's giving to the nurse.
I think he heard the clicking. The doctor, I mean. Because he looked up and over at me and asked if I were recording the follicle sizes. I said yes, and he laughed. He then told the nurse to photocopy my information and give it to me. Hah! I love it.
I also took the time to beg for drugs during my appointment. My last egg retrieval had me moaning and groaning on the table, with a sympathetic nurse holding my hand. My doctor promised to make sure I had more than my fair share of drugs this time around, based on the amount of follicles that were developing.
So for my IFV friends who know what the hell I am talking about.. here are my numbers so far:
Sept 29 - Ovaries Clear
Sept 29 - Lining 3.6
Sept 29 - E2 - 37
Oct 4 - AFC - 16 Rt Ovary
Oct 4 - AFC - 15 Lft Ovary
Oct 4 - Lining - 3.6mm
Oct 4 - E2 - 1045
Oct 6 - Follicles Rt Ovary - 5<10 8.5, 10, 10, 10.5, 10.5, 10.5, 11.5, 11.5, 11.5, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 12.5 total 18
Oct 6 - Follicles Lft Ovary - 5<10, 9.5, 10, 10, 10.5, 10.5, 10.5, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 13, 13.5 total 16
Oct 6 - Lining - 9.1mm
Oct 6 - E2 - 2822
Oct 8 - Follicles Rt Ovary - 5<10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 13, 13.5, 13.5, 14.5, 15, 16 total 17
Oct 8 - Follicles Lft Ovary - 5<10, 12, 13, 13.5, 13.5, 13.5, 13.5, 14, 14, 14.5, 14.5, 18 total 16
Oct 8 - Lining - 11.4mm
Oct 8 - E2 - 7685