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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!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Trigger Time.. Already!

Ahhh doctor was happy this morning but not as happy as I was to find out I have only one more injection to do for this journey.

The blood draws are getting painful, and when doing my meds at home, I manage to hit a blood vein every third injection, which causes bruising, and about every second time it somehow feels like a bit of acid being injected into my body.  Truly starting to detest bleeding on a daily basis.

If I'm gonna keep up my whining, I'm going to talk about how tender my stomach is.  It's a little beyond tender, and downright hurts when I sit down or bend over.  I can feel pressure just standing or laying.  I get two more days of growth before retrieval.  Cheer up, buttercup... there were ladies in the waiting room today who were striving to get nine eggs, much less over 20.  And they were younger.  And didn't have two gorgeous kids already.

Okay.  'Nuff of that crap.  I'm pumped full of hormones, I'm bursting at the seams, I'm ready to lay down a trail of eggs between here and China.  Suddenly I have a bacon craving.  And pancakes.  Ugh.

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

Oct 10, 2010 - Rt Ovary - 5<12, 14.5, 14.5, 15, 16.5, 17, 18, 18.5, 19, 20, 20.5 total 15+
Oct 10, 2010 - Lft Ovary - 5<12, 13, 14, 15,, 16.5, 17, 17, 19, 20 total 15+
Oct 10, 2010 - Lining 14 mm
Oct 10, 2010 - E2 - 15,484

This doesn't mean we are getting 30 eggs.  It doesn't mean anything other than things are looking great.  We stimmed for only ten days and got a fabulous response.  It means my lining is great, and all the timing is perfect for David's arrival.  

All in all it's great news.  Now I wait.  I've begun to think about when I can test... I'll have my transfer on Sunday and be 5DPO already... Typically I can get a positive bfp at 8DPO or 9DPO.  That means waiting until Wednesday or Thursday to test.  Of course.... I'll be testing out my trigger so I know it's not a false positive.   And I'm rambling.  Later guys... gotta rest for a while and then off to pick up David from the airport.


  1. Wow, this is fantastic news, Sonya! I wasn't expecting this post so soon, but I'm thrilled for you! Everything is looking really good. Fingers and toes crossed for transfer!

  2. YAY!!! The retrieval is such an exciting time. I know it's painful now, but you are SO lucky to have had such a great response to the stim meds!! Remember, it just takes ONE good one!! I am super excited for you and so happy you are keeping all of your blog followers posted throughout your journey. I am so excited for you Sonya!!!!! =)

  3. Glad to hear everythings going smoothly for you and dave! <3 J

  4. holy e2!!!! my body is aching just from hearing that #!!!!! my guess is that you'll have lotsa good eggs from that # sonya! can't wait to read the next post!!!!! stay hopeful and good luck at retrieval and transfer!!!!

  5. Ouch ouch ouch!Your words actually managed to make me cringe! Ugh. So sorry but you are almost to the part where it is downhilll. Hang in there hon! (((hugs)))

    PS - bacon and pancakes? Count me in! Too bad you're not closer!

  6. Hi sonya! Just checking in to see how you are doing and how retrieval went!! I can't wait to hear!