Happy ICLW (and a bit of an update)

Friday, April 22, 2011

This is my 3rd month of participating in the ICLW and I love it!! It's great finding other blogs to read and connect with others ladies across the globe going through similar things in their lives. I love the support of the blogging community!!

So if you are new to my blog-welcome and thanks for taking the time to stop by! Looking forward to reading some new stories and meeting some new people. Please make sure to leave a link to your blog (if it's not in your profile) so I can return the visit!

Here's our story in a nutshell...

DH is 27; works away in the mines; loves fishing, 4WDing & camping.
I am 26; work at a university as a counsellor; love reading, photography & the beach.
We have a fur baby doggy who is 2.5 and a crazy nut!
Met November 2002.
Engaged March 2005.
Married April 2007.
Began TTC August 2009.
Diagnosed with PCOS June 2010.
4 cycles of Letrozole & Metformin June-Sept 2010.
First IVF cycle Dec 2010.
BFP Dec 2010.
Miscarriage Jan 2011.
Started seeing new Fertility Specialist (and switched to new IVF clinic) March 2011.
First FET cycle April.

So we are currently on the road to FET #1 with our new clinic and doctor (who is amazing). I had an appointment with my doctor (Wazza) this morning and all is looking good. My lining is great and I have 2 eggs ready to pop. We are scheduled for our transfer on Thursday 28th April. Less than a week to go! The rest of the appointment was a flurry of activity. The nurse took some more blood, gave me my trigger injection, and went over the treatment plan for the lead up to the FET (and beyond).

From Sunday night I will start taking progynova & provera and start using the progesterone pessaries. This will add an extra 16 pills a day (8 of each) to the 10 I am already taking each morning. Plus I have to do 4 pessaries a day...how on earth am I going to fit that in when I have to lay down for 20-30 minutes after each one?!?! (If anyone has any tips please let me know...especially how you managed to do this at work!) I have to keep telling myself that this is all worth it for a baby...or babies. We are putting 2 embryos back (if the thaw goes well).

The thaw starts on Monday and they will grow the embryos out to blasto. We have 6 embies on ice so hoping that at least 2 make it through for us!! I can call on Tuesday for an update.


Baby Hopes said...

So excited that your cycle is moving along!!! Following along eagerly and supporting you all the way!!!

BBH said...

Wishing you the best of luck with the FET cycle! Happy ICLW!

Lora said...

Just stopping by from ICLW and wishing you nothing but the best for your FET. Hopefully this will be your lucky month. I look forward to reading updates!

Amber said...

Hope this FET is the "one"! Happy ICLW!

BrokenOven said...

Happy ICLW! :D

This is my first month, and I am loving it so far! It really is great to find other blogs--and new friends--to connect with.

I'm new-ish to the IF game, so it's really great to learn about the different avenues to motherhood that are available. It may really suck to be infertile, but I am SO thankful that there are so many medical advances allowing us to get the chance!

Good luck this cycle, and thank you for sharing your journey! :)

Kelli said...

Visiting from ICLW! Best of luck to you! We are doing our first FET in June! Happy Easter!

Cyndi said...

Hello from ICLW#91.

I'm also 26 and work at a University! Have you worked there long? I definitely love working in higher education.

On Standby said...

Visiting from ICLW! Best of luck tomorrow and with your upcoming FET cycle. We are getting closer to considering our first IVF cycle after three losses. It all seems so daunting, but totally worth it if it results in a successful pregnancy and a bundle of joy at the end of the tunnel.